Cattai Wetlands Coopernook

Cattai Wetlands is just North of Taree past the Harrington Turn on Spring Road. This amazing part of the NSW Mid North Coast provide a sanctuary for over 180 species of birds, kangaroos, wallabies and reptiles.

Cattai Wetlands has over two kilometres of walking track and a board walk viewing deck for bird watchers and photographers (pictured below). Now word of warning, in mosquito season you must be prepared. At the time of my visit there were swarms of them, and I carried around a can of insect repellant constantly spraying myself and still got zapped many times.

Second word of warning; it's a Wetlands so it's wet under foot! It was a rainy day when I visited and I wished I had worn shoes a little bit more protective of water than sneakers.

There is no shortage of ponds and creeks to discover.

This amazing wetlands has a lake that is filled with water lilies. The wetlands is truly a peaceful paradise except for the lovely sounds of birds and frogs.

The Cattai Wetlands is a great place to visit for photographers.
The numerous paths and boardwalks will have you discovering all sorts of wonderful places.

The viewing deck gives a magnificent view of the lake.

There is a fantastic picnic area with large rustic timber table and chairs surrounded by a lush green lawn.

As well as the wetlands walk you can take a hike up to the lookout which give panoramic views of forests and hills. At the lookout you will also find posters with information about the indigenous people of the land and the wildlife and fauna.

Follow the wooden marker posts to keep on track.

The Cattai Wetlands is truly an amazing place to visit if you are a nature lover.

There is no charge to enter the wetlands and toilets and picnic tables are available.

Taree Council have done a fantastic job providing such a beautiful area to visit.

As well as the wetlands you can take the forest walk which is about 800m.

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