The area includes a horseshoe-shaped lagoon and a billabong, which provide a home to native birds, animals, plants and fish. Wander along the boardwalks, indulge in some wildlife spotting and learn about the importance of wetlands and floodplains along the mighty Murray River.
Horseshoe Lagoon is part of the extensive floodplains along the Murray River that have great significance to Aboriginal people. Some Yorta Yorta elders describe the floodplains as ‘our supermarkets’ – as they provided everything required to sustain the first inhabitants of the region.
The original Moama wharf was built on the river here in 1879, however, riverboats could only access the wharf during high rivers, so the wharf was abandoned.
A new wharf was built in 1988, along with the boardwalk and signage.