Wollundry Lagoon is a billabong in central Wagga Wagga. It was connected to the Murrumbidgee River but with the development of the city it now finishes at the Civic Theatre with drains taking excess water to the river.
Look out for the wide range of birds that live along the lagoon.
Watch the water carefully and you may see long necked turtles, and if very lucky, a native water rat.
Civic Centre Section: The section east of Baylis/Fitzmaurice Street has native plants along the banks showing how these can replace introduced species in formal gardens. Trees, shrubs and rushes form suitable homes for many small birds.
Memorial Gardens Section: Majestic river red gums line the banks through the Victory Memorial Gardens and the western sections of the lagoon. These gardens contain the Cenotaph, War Memorial and Eternal Flame, and various other memorials to our servicemen and women. A wonderful example of the traditional city park. For other city parks, visit Collins Park and Tony Ireland Park.
Western Sections: Introduced plants are slowly being removed from the banks of the western sections and replaced with native trees, shrubs and grasses. This section gives you a better idea of how the billabong would once have looked. For a more natural billabong, visit Frog Hollow.
The western end is at the northern side of Forsyth St between Docker St and The Esplanade. The eastern end is at Burns Way (off Tarcutta St).
Baylis St, Ivan Jack Drive and Beckwith St cross the lagoon.
You can walk around the entire lagoon except for the section on the north side between Simmons St and Trail St, where you will need to detour along Johnston St.
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