Waikerie's Hart Lagoon

Hart Lagoon Walking and Driving Trail

Hart Lagoon is situated close to Waikerie and adjacent to the Waikerie river front and caravan park.

It is a wetland of significance and interest within the Waikerie township and represents a site of important environmental value, due to the habitat it provides for native flora and fauna and is great for birdwatching.

Visitors to Hart Lagoon can take a drive along the Murray River on Ricciuto Road or alternatively, there is a walking track which loops around the lagoon.

Hart Lagoon wetland has a managed wetting and drying cycle as part of the ecological function of the wetland. During wetting cycles many wetland birds and wildlife can be seen in the area. During drying cycles dry land and wetland wildlife can be seen.

Visitors are welcome and encouraged to use the bird hide, walking track or camp along the river.

Bird Hide

Constructed in partnership with the Cadell Training Centre Work Group, District Council of Loxton Waikerie and Hart Lagoon Wetland Group.

Waikerie's Birdwatcher's Trail

Hart Lagoon Walking Trail

Hart Lagoon walking track starts opposite the Waikerie Caravan Park and is a loop of 5km. It follows the edge of the lagoon to Ricciuto Road and returns between the river and the lagoon.

The track can be done in sections the most popular and shortest section is from the start to the bird hide. Some of the plants that are common along the track have been labeled in this section.

Hart Lagoon Scenic Drive

This scenic drive opposite the Waikerie Holiday Park heads west along the river for 3km and includes a section of Ricciuto Road. Travellers will eventually emerge onto Ramco Road and may return to Waikerie by turning left, or right to Cadell.

Waikerie's Hart Lagoon Wetland Walk - Riverland

Waikerie's Hart Lagoon Wetland Walk

Project Partners

There are many stakeholders in the management of Hart Lagoon who aim to maintain, protect and preserve the lagoon's environment.

  • Waikerie Primary School
  • Waikerie High School
  • Flinders University
  • Local Businesses
  • Cadell Training Centre Work Group
  • Riverland West Landcare
  • Loxton Waikerie Council
  • Government of South Australia

For more information contact Riverland West Landcare
12 Peake Terrace
Waikerie SA 5330
Ph (08) 8541 2611

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