As well as being situated on the banks of the beautiful Edward River, Deniliquin also boasts the most magnificent natural lagoon system that meanders through the centre of town. The lagoons are home to an array of birdlife, native wildlife and aquatic species.
Deniliquin’s lagoon system runs across six blocks, each including their own unique park land and facilities:
Located in Duncan Street Burchfield Park is a great place to start the Lagoons to River Walk.
McFaull Park in Civic Place as been developed into an open-air classroom to help people learn about the value of wetlands, with interpretive signs helping to provide a self-navigable ‘wetland walk’. There are now native fish, including the endangered Southern Pigmy Perch, in the lagoons, which are also frequented by an amazing array of birdlife including ducks, speckled geese, lots of shags and pied cormorants, as well as rare species like the Australian reed warbler. The refuge in the centre of the lagoon is the perfect place for birds to sit, rest and dry their wings. Every day they can be seen from the bird hide on the island. Also watch out for water rats, which are common in the McFaull Park lagoon and love eating yabbies and small fish, and turtles which use the refuge for sunning themselves and resting.