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Pledger Wetlands Walking Trail

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by Emma Jane Warren (subscribe)
Freelance writer, born and bred in South Australia.
Published September 5th 2016
If you're looking for a fresh new spot for a short walk, then the Pledger Wetlands is perfect for you. Located in the northern suburb of Mawson Lakes, the wetland is in near proximity to suburbia and have easy access. The wetland walking track can be entered at various different points, however the beginning of the track is at the end of Egret Street. There are a few car parks available here, but if you're not lucky enough to score one, you can park down the street.

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Signs identify where to start your walk


The entire walking trail is flat and extends approximately 2km. The path is well-maintained along all sections and follows directly next to the wetland. Around half way down the trail, the path moves across the water, giving you the option of walking either side.

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Water turning the land into marsh


If you choose your seasons wisely and head to the wetlands in Spring, you may be able to see the water at a nourished level and witness some blossoming flowers. A variety of wildlife, particularly birds and insects, inhabit the swampy land and help bring it to life.

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Bright colours appearing in Spring


Along the path are a number of seats to rest your feet and stop to take in the scenery. Don't be concerned if a long-beaked Ibis comes to join you - they're friendly birds!

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The sturdy path is not affected by weather


Despite lying nearby to houses and being separated from a main highway by merely a fence, the Pledger Wetlands are pleasantly peaceful. The entire track is reasonably quiet whilst keeping you close to civilisation at all times.

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Peaceful green swamps


For a longer walk, you can jump from the Wetland Trail onto the Dry Creek Trail once you get nearby to the Mawson Lakes Transport Interchange. Although, just the Pledger Wetlands Trail may be enough to satisfy your senses.
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Where: Egret St, Mawson Lakes SA 5095
Your Comment
It looks like a lovely place for a stroll. Australian cities do a good job of providing these urban oases.
by Gayle Beveridge (score: 3|6230) 1013 days ago
Welcome to the Weekend Notes family, Emma - very pretty photos!
by Elaine (score: 3|6262) 1015 days ago
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