Visit Wonga Wetlands at night

21 October 2015

Residents are invited to see Wonga Wetlands at night on Saturday 24 October as part of AlburyCity's National Water Week activities.

The event kicks off at 6.30pm and residents are welcome to bring their own barbecue supplies and make the most of the cooking facilities on site.

Wonga Wetlands is an ecosystem of lagoons and billabongs that are home to 154 identified bird species. It has an indigenous campsite and a 1890s homestead that now operates as the visitor centre.

Residents will join an expert guide and go under the cover of darkness to explore Albury's 80 hectare wildlife haven. Close encounters with the wetlands' nocturnal inhabitants and an insight into its unique ecosystem await the night's explorers.

AlburyCity Mayor Cr Henk van de Ven said that Wonga Wetlands is a paradise for bird lovers and it is anticipated that a lot of the nocturnal wildlife species will come out and play during the tour.

"It's one of Albury's most spectacular natural environments and an evening tour just adds that something special, it's a unique night that will long be remembered by the kids and it will be enjoyed by bird lovers and nature buffs as well," Cr van de Ven said.

"You can join us for a guided tour or you're welcome to grab a map and do a self-guided tour."

Visitors are reminded to pack their camera, as Wonga Wetlands is known for spectacular sunsets and warm clothing and suitable footwear are also advised.

The tour celebrates Water Week 18 - 24 October. Every year Water Week puts a spotlight on our most precious resource and educates residents about the importance of water.