Turkey Flat Picnic Area and Bird Hide

Set on Murrumbidgee River, Turkey Flat picnic area and bird hide is a great picnic spot. Visiting these NSW wetlands is a top choice for things to do in Leeton.

Located on the Murrumbidgee River floodplain, Turkey Flat is a site of global bird conservation importance and listed in the Directory of Important Wetlands. Plus, it’s one of only a handful of places where you’ll find a bird hide set amongst an ample forest of protected river red gums.

Pack your hamper, binoculars and camera and check out the birds’ natural behaviour through the camouflage of the bird hide. From spoonbills to swamphens to sandpipers, there’s a world of birds awaiting you, though visiting after heavy rain offers the best birdwatching experience.

Turkey Flat picnic area and bird hide is a great option when you’re looking for things to do in Leeton. Look out for reptiles and kangaroos, peruse the interpretive panels and remember to use the bird identification sign to confirm which species you’ve spotted. You can also use your smartphone to scan QR codes to hear the calls of birds and frogs in the wetland area.

Nearby events

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    Sunday 27 January 2019 , Leeton

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    Saturday 02 February 2019 to Saturday 01 June 2019 , Leeton

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