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Start: The main car park is on Beach Road. You can also access the path via an alternative entrance on Mairehau Road.
Finish: Same as the starting point.
Distance: 4 km.
Time: 1 hour return.
Toilets: Located near the information kiosk.
Description: From the main car park at Beach Road turn right past the attractive information kiosk. A good gravelled path winds along the edge of the wetland [JPG, 66 KB] [JPG 66KB] and reaches an alternative entrance off Mairehau Road.
The next section of the track is named Anne Flanagan Walkway after a local personality who campaigned to preserve the wetland. This track offers sweeping views of the wetland and reaches a carpark beside Mairehau Road.
From here the circuit track continues on an easy boardwalk and turns south to wind through groves of trees to reach the observation tower. The track continues into Clarevale Reserve with its large Children's playground then closely follows the pretty Angelas Stream to the footbridge with its predator gate.
A gravel path comes to a junction with the bird hide track which is two minute walk to a lookout over the ponds. The main perimeter shortly arrives back at the starting point.