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Birdwatching at Booderee Botanic Gardens

Vegetation Types - rainforest, heath, woodland

Grade and Distance: - Up to 4km (2hrs) - easy grade, mostly sealed paths, some stairs, a lot of shade

What to look for:
With lots of sealed paths and good bush tracks, this is a great place for all ages and both beginner and experienced birders. Freckled Ducks have been seen on Lake McKenzie and Sooty Owls have been spotted at night, but the residents are the main attraction. The species list for the gardens is long and varied, including many honeyeaters and thornbills, Grey and Rufous Fantails, Cicadabirds, King-Parrots, Gang-gang, Yellow-tailed and Glossy Black Cockatoos, Leaden Flycatchers, Australasian and Hoary-headed Grebes, Hardheads, Chestnut Teals, Rufous and Golden Whistlers, Brown Gerygones, Olive-backed Orioles and the Eastern Koels in summer.

Nature trails and paths combine to create a loop walk around Lake Mackenzie. Interpretive signage, toilets, picnic area and barbeque facilities are available. A second circuit on the opposite side of the carpark goes around the heathland habitat. Allow from one hour to a whole day for your visit. Entry fees apply in Booderee NP.


1. Bangalee Reserve
5. Lake Wollumboola
9. Yatte Yattah NR
13. Hyams Beach
17. Wilfords Lane Wetlands

2. Bomaderry Creek
6. Abraham's Bosom
10. Little Forest Plateau
14. Vincentia WTP
18. Lake Conjola Entrance

3. Shoalhaven Heads
7. Booderee Botanic Gardens
11. Narrawallee Inlet
15. Callala Wetland Walkway

4. Ben's Walk
8. Murray's Beach Circuit
12. Burrill Lake
16. Warden Head