Luxton Lagoon and Wetlands (Coolart Historic Area)

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Luxton Lagoon and Wetlands (Coolart Historic Area)

Luxton Lagoon and Wetlands is the perfect place to begin your bird watching adventures. Minsmere Hide and the wetland walks allow you to experience local wildlife, in lush habitat created by Tom Luxton in 1939. A wildlife enthusiast, Tom Luxton dammed the shallow, seasonal paperbark swamp to encourage local birdlife. Today, bird enthusiasts will not be disappointed as over 60 species of birds can be seen enjoying all the wetlands have to offer.

A number of woodland birds also frequent the area such as Yellow Robins, Superb Fairy-wrens and Honeyeaters. On warm days Blue-tongue lizards and Longnecked tortoises can be seen basking in the sun. Numerous mammals live around the wetland and nearby woodlands, but most are nocturnal and become active at dusk. However, if you look carefully you may be lucky enough to spot a koala, Swamp rat, echidna or Swamp wallaby. When the water levels drop, you can even spy the elusive Crakes, Buff-banded Rails and Lewins Rails, as these species of birds are attracted out to the muddy edges of the wetlands to feed."

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Luxton Lagoon and Wetlands (Coolart Historic Area)

Facilities

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Need to know

Luxton Lagoon and Wetlands (Coolart Historic Area)

Warnings & Restrictions

Dogs

Dogs are not allowed

Restrictions

  • No fishing
  • No drones without a permit
  • No firearms allowed
  • No generators
  • Management vehicle only
  • No vehicles
  • No fires permitted
  • No horses
  • No dogs, cats, pets allowed
  • No swimming
  • No camping
  • No bicycles

Warnings

  • Other warnings
    • Trees may fall take care
    • Limbs may fall take care
  • Water hazards
    • Dam
  • Animals and pests
    • Snakes

Be Prepared

Stay safe and get the most out of your park visit by preparing for natural hazards and other outdoor risks in Victoria’s parks. You are responsible for your own safety and the safety of those in your care. Find out more.

Change of Conditions

Nature being nature, sometimes conditions can change at short notice. It’s a good idea to check this page ahead of your visit for any updates.

Coolart Homestead closed for renovation

Coolart Homestead will remain closed for renovations until further notice.  The remainder of the park is still open to visitors.  We apologise for any inconvenience.

This park has been impacted by recent significant weather events

This park has been impacted by significant flood and/or storm events and some areas may be closed or restricted. Check the Storm and Flood Affected Parks page for the most up to date information on this location.

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