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Lake Seppings (Tjuirtgellong), Albany Lake Seppings (Tjuirtgellong), Albany

Bush Walk  in South West

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Bunbury Geographe & Collie, Great Southern, Margaret River Region, Southern Forests & Valleys

  • Less than 1 hour
  • 2.9 km
    • Bush Walk Class 1

      All abilities access, flat, even, hardened surface with no steps or steep sections. Suitable for unassisted wheelchair users and prams. Clear directional signage. No bushwalking experience required.

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.

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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.

Albany Visitor Centre

(08) 6820 3700

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Time / Duration

45 minutes

Length

2.9km loop

What To Pack

Group A (Urban trails or short trails near facilities) required.

Trail Start

Golf Links Road, Seppings, less than 10 minutes from Albany which is 420km (5 hours) SE of Perth.

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Trail End

Bush Walk

Class 1

All abilities access, flat, even, hardened surface with no steps or steep sections. Suitable for unassisted wheelchair users and prams. Clear directional signage. No bushwalking experience required.

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Hazards & Warnings

Beware of snakes during summer and on sunny days.

Facilities

Wheelchair access with assistance to some lookouts.
Dogs on leash only.
  • Lookouts
  • Shaded Area
  • View Platform

Trail Access

Air, road or bus to Albany. Road (bike, bus, car or 1 hour walk) to trail.

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1 trail goers have rated Lake Seppings (Tjuirtgellong), Albany as 3 out of 5!

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Chelle Fisher

Reviewed 1 Jun 2022, 7:39pm

This freshwater lake is an excellent location for bird watching with more than 100 different species having been spotted in the area including wading birds such as the Australian white ibis, yellow-billed spoonbill and the white-faced heron, Blue-billed and musk ducks, black swans, hoary-headed grebes, Australian pelicans and Eurasian coots which can regularly be seen on the lake’s surface, while spotless crakes, masked lapwings, dusky moorhens, purple swamp hens and buff-banded rails can be found in the grasses. The 2.9km family friendly walking trail surrounds the lake on flat, well established paths and boardwalks. Lookouts, a bird hide, interpretive signage and rest stops can also be found along the route and what makes this trail even better is that it has wheelchair access with assistance from the car park to some lookouts. A real gem of a trail that I often enjoy as it is only 10 minutes from Albany heading towards Emu Point.

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