Lake Seppings (Tjuirtgellong), Albany
Less than 10 minutes from Albany, this tranquil walk on flat, well established paths and boardwalks is a birdwatchers paradise. Lookouts, bird hide, interpretive signage and rest stops along the route. Wheelchair access with assistance from the car park to some lookouts. Suitable for all ages.
About the Trail
This is a flat walk on a well-established dirt path, suitable for families and with wheelchair access with assistance to some of the lookouts.
The start point is less than 10 minutes from the City centre. To access the start point from the Town Square travel up York Street bearing right at the roundabout, then turning left along Middleton Road at the next roundabout. Travel along Middleton Road and turn left into Golf Links Road. The car park is 1.5km on the left along Golf Links Road.
The aboriginal name for Lake Seppings is Tjuirtgellong, the place of the long neck turtle. The lake is a natural ecosystem within the city that provides a refuge for local native plants, animals and birds.
A brisk stroll around Lake Seppings can be completed in about 45 minutes or take time with a camera and enjoy the tranquil walk through small groves of shady trees. Walking alongside the tranquil wetland provides views across the lake to Mt Adelaide. With lookouts and seating on the way, it is a haven for water birds with a bird hide at 1.5kms for the enthusiast. Over 100 species of birds have been recorded in this area. Wheelchair access with assistance.