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Valley Lake Conservation Area

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Published January 12th 2021
Habitat for lost flora and fauna species
Situated at the edge of Valley Lake, Valley Lake Conservation Area provides a habitat for the reintroduction and sustainability of flora and fauna species that were once found in this region. Its near natural setting surrounded by electric boundary fence allows the native animals to live without predators or competitors. You are welcome to come in and walk amongst the creek, wetlands, grassland, shrubland and revegetation areas. And, if you're quiet, you will see many kangaroos, wallabies, koalas, possums, birds and ducks.

Over 25 different species of birds have been identified here. So, remember to bring a pair of binoculars and a bird identification book with you on your visit. The best time to see them is either early in the morning or late in the afternoon when they are most active. Wait a minute or two along the boardwalk as well as on the viewing platform. Can you hear the kookaburras laughing, the rosellas chattering and the lorikeets chatting?

If you're easily annoyed by shrill buzzing sounds, you might want to avoid visiting in early summer. Cicadas, the loudest insects in the world, tend to emerge during that time after spending four to seven years underground. They then spend only about five weeks above ground before dying.

Entrance to Valley Lake Conservation Area is via its main gates next to the lower Valley Lake car park. Turning into Davison Drive at the Bay Road roundabout will get you there.
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Why? Habitat for lost flora and fauna species
When: Anytime
Where: Davison Drive, Mount Gambier, SA
Cost: Free
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