Starting from the car park off Bool Lagoon Access Road, Bool Lagoon, this walk explores Hacks Lagoon Conservation Park via the Pat-Om Walk. Bool Lagoon and the adjoining Hacks Lagoon are among the largest and most diverse freshwater lagoon systems in Southern Australia, providing habitat for a wide range of wildlife and important drought refuge for many rare and endangered bird species. This short and easy walk skirts the edge of Hacks Lagoon, which contains the deepest waters in these wetlands, leading to the overflow of the inlet channel, where the fresh water attracts thousands of waterbirds. This walk consists of boardwalks and flat walking trails, suitable for prams, wheelchairs and all fitness levels. Toilets, barbecues and picnic facilities are located at the Bool Lagoon campground. The water levels in these seasonal wetlands vary, and during the summer months, the lagoons may be completely dry. Dogs are not permitted in this park. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.