Lake Apex and Freeman Wildlife Sanctuary & Parkland
Lake Apex Drive, GATTON, QLD 4343
Lake Apex is on what was previously known as Cleary's Swamp. The park has been established on natural wetlands, which support a wide range of plant and animal life from microscopic algae floating in the water, to majestic birds of prey soaring in the sky above. Cattle Egrets provide a spectacle when they flock to the area for the breeding season between October and March. The islands in Lakes Apex and Freeman and the vegetated margins of both lakes, provide safe nesting places for the many species of birds that visit the parklands.
Spend some time in the bird hide or take a walk around Lake Apex and you may see some of the 153 species of birds that have been recorded at Lakes Apex and Freeman. Little bush birds, including Golden-headed Cisticola, Red-backed Fairy-wren and Australian Reed-Warbler, fly in and out of the grass and reeds that grow on the edges of the lakes. If you walk quietly, you may see these tiny birds and listen to their songs. Facilities include toilets, children's playground, BBQ's and shelter.
Directions: From Brisbane travel 90kms and take the Gatton exit off Highway A2. When in Gatton turn left at KFC, travel another 1km and turn left into Lake Apex Drive.
From Toowoomba, travel 55km east toward Brisbane and take the Gatton exit at Helidon. Travel 15km toward Gatton. After passing Andersens carpets on your left turn right into Lake Apex Drive.
Lake Apex Drive, GATTON,
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