Experience the world of an East Arnhem Land wetland on the The Gayngaru Wetlands Interpretive Walk. The walk circumnavigates a lagoon that is visited by over 200 species of birds. Along the path there are two separate viewing platforms and a bird hide and opportunities to learn about the bush foods of the area.
Take this informative walk on the edge of Gayngaru to learn about the significance of the area's plant life, signs indicate the bush food and bush medicine used by local Aboriginal people. Birdwatchers will the choice of superb angles over the lagoon. Gayngaru was once a popular and fertile hunting area for the Yolngu people. Today you will see middens consisting of fragments of shellfish, molluscs and oyster shells, indicating favourite camping sites. The tranquil lagoon provided an important source of fresh water and food. The men hunted the gurrumatji (magpie geese) and their eggs as well as minhala (long-necked freshwater tortoise). The women collected waterlilies and water chestnuts.
Grab an interpretative booklet from the Visitor Information Centre. Depending on the season and the lagoon's water levels, the length of the walk varies slightly, but there is plenty to see at any time of the year.Visit Website
Car park, Viewing Platform, Walking Tracks
Animal Viewing, Birdwatching, Self-Guided
Flora/Fauna, Nature based, Wildlife