Bool Lagoon Game Reserve and Hacks Lagoon Conservation Park
Bool Lagoon is one of the largest and most diverse freshwater lagoon systems in southern Australia. This seasonal wetland is home to a wide range of wildlife and provides essential drought refuge for many rare and endangered bird species.
Take a drive to the top of Big Hill to see just how big these wetlands really are. The extended drive via Bool Lagoon and Moyhall Roads to Little Bool Lagoon is also worth the effort. The open water of Little Bool Lagoon is a popular venue for many waterbirds.
The boardwalk, extending 500 metres over the wetlands, gives you the feeling of walking on water. Brolgas, commonly associated with northern Australia, are perhaps the most spectacular of the 150 species of birds that visit this area. Enjoy the magnificent scenery and listen carefully for the creatures of the wetlands, especially the insects and frogs.
Hacks Lagoon Conservation Park adjoins the main basin of Bool Lagoon Game Reserve. Whether you are a birdwatcher, a lover of open space, or merely wish to escape the hustle and bustle of modern life, Hacks Lagoon offers another wetland habitat to explore.
Bool Lagoon Game Reserve and Hacks Lagoon Conservation Park is located 360km south east of Adelaide.
Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Closed on Total Fire Ban days.
Wood fires and solid fuel fires are prohibited throughout the year.
Gas fires are permitted other than on days of total fire ban.
Phone: (+61 8) 8762 3412
The water levels in this wetland vary with the seasonal climatic conditions. To find out about current conditions in the lagoon contact the local DEWNR office.
Bool Lagoon Game Reserve and Hacks Lagoon Conservation Park (581kb pdf)
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