Jack Point Pelican Observatory

15 min to 30 min

1.2 km

↑ 18 m
↓ -18 m

Easy track
Starting from the car park off the Princes Highway, Coorong National Park, this walk takes you to the Jack Point Pelican Observatory and back via the Jack Point Pelican Observatory Track. Coorong National Park is one of Australia's most environmentally significant areas and contains a spectacular coastal lagoon ecosystem, providing an important breeding area for the Australian pelican, as well as a habitat for ducks, swans, cormorants, terns, grebes and around 230 migratory birds. This short and easy walk is great for families, winding through low dunes and native vegetation to a purpose-built observatory deck overlooking the Coorong's pelican breeding islands, which is the largest pelican rookery in Australia. There are interpretive signs along the trail explaining the importance of the pelican breeding islands and identifying the local plants, many of which are important in Ngarrindjeri culture. At times of low water, walkers may return to the car park along the edge of the Coorong Lagoon. This walk consists of mostly flat walking trails, with some uneven natural surfaces, suitable for most fitness levels. 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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