Whyalla Wetlands is an ideal picnic area with BBQ’s, a nature playground, toilets and shelter; a perfect spot for time out.
Stroll along the extensive pedestrian paths around the lakes pausing to take advantage of the interpretive signage, park benches, bridge and the gazebo atop the central hill. Paths around the lakes are equipped with disabled-access ramps. Kids can unearth adventure on the nature playground suitable for children to have adventures climbing, sliding and enjoying the flying fox.
A combined recreational and stormwater capture facility developed by the Whyalla Council, the wetlands include almost 7 hectares of artificial lakes fed by a combination of underground seepage and stormwater runoff. Water from the lakes is utilised by many species of aquatic plants, animals and birds.
The Whyalla wetlands are based on the remaining 24.8 hectares of the original aerodrome, which operated on this site until 1951.
The Whyalla Norrie Rotary Club was heavily involved in working with the City Council to develop many of the existing facilities, which include a viewing and parking area with a BBQ, shelter, picnic benches, lawn and landscaping. In keeping with the innovative theme of the Wetlands, there are environmentally friendly hybrid toilets. The toilet area also includes baby change facilities and disabled access wheelchair ramps all the way to the toilets.
Already, birdlife not usually seen in Whyalla is being attracted with many species now breeding and raising their young there. The Wetlands Walk is part of Whyalla Heritage Trailways, and as such interpretive signs are interspersed throughout the wetlands.
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Whyalla Visitor Centre, Lincoln Highway
Open: 7 days Mon–Fri 9am–4pm.
Weekends and public holidays 10am–4pm.
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