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

  1. Yanco Village Markets

    Sunday 28 October 2018 to Sunday 27 January 2019 , Leeton

    Yanco Village Markets are on the last Sunday of the month from 9am to 1pm. They are held in the Yanco Hall and feature handmade crafts, jewellery, baked goods, plants, fruit and vegetables, bric a brac, and much much more. Get in early …

    28 Oct - 27 Jan
  2. Leeton Country Music Round-up

    Thursday 01 November 2018 to Sunday 04 November 2018 , Leeton

    Since first running in 2005 the Leeton Country Music Round-up has grown to attract in excess of 500 participants with most of these coming from throughout the region and the country. Starting with a concert on the Friday nightat the Leeton…

    01 Nov - 04 Nov
  3. Leeton Town Band Outback Band Spectacular

    Friday 09 November 2018 to Sunday 10 November 2019 , Leeton

    For two days Leeton is host to concerts and performances from some of the best concert and brass bands in the country. We have previously welcomed the following outstanding bands to the stage: Canberra City Band, Griffith City Band, Riveri…

    09 Nov - 10 Nov