Gahnia Walk

5 min to 10 min
3 min to 15 min

430 m

↑ 2 m
↓ -2 m

Smooth & flat
Starting from the car park at the main entrance to Bool Lagoon Game Reserve on Lindsay Hoods Road, Bool Lagoon, this walk explores Bool Lagoon Game Reserve via the Gahnia 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 follows a boardwalk through tussock grasses, reeds and tea trees to a bird hide, offering excellent opportunities to view the small birds that use the area for feeding and nesting. This walk consists of well-constructed boardwalks, 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.
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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.
Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-37.1243768,140.7293693)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Riddoch Highway, A66, Naracoorte Lucindale Council.
  • Turn on to Bool Lagoon Road then drive for 6.3 km
  • Turn sharp right onto Bool Lagoon access road and drive for another 520 m
  • Turn sharp left onto Lindsay Hoods Road and drive for another 25 m
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Bool Lagoon Game Reserve entrance station (about 15 m back from the start).
Find the car park at the start.
Continue another 215 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 215 m to get back to the start.
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Gahnia Walk

Class 1/6
Smooth & flat
Length 430 m
Time 5 min to 10 min
Quality of track Smooth and hardened path (1/6)
Gradient Flat, no steps (1/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (1/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
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