Peery Lake picnic area

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A birdwatching paradise when Peery Lake is full, stop for a barbecue or a short walk at Peery Lake picnic area – in the northern section of Paroo-Darling National Park. If you’re looking for a…

A birdwatching paradise when Peery Lake is full, stop for a barbecue or a short walk at Peery Lake picnic area – in the northern section of Paroo-Darling National Park.

If you’re looking for a peaceful spot to unwind on your outback adventure, cook up a barbecue and stretch your feet at Peery Lake picnic area. You’ll have a view of Peery Lake, and maybe a surprise visit from local kangaroos and emus enjoying a feed.

When Peery Lake is full, it transforms into a spectacular inland playground for water birds, and you can take a canoe out for a paddle. Even when it’s dry, the lake bed is home to freshwater plants and animals. Hear the calls of pink cockatoos, mulga parrots and red-backed kingfishers, and you might even spot the elusive grey falcon if you’re lucky.

May to November is the best time to visit, especially when winter rains bring a wonderful show of wildflowers in spring.

Peery Lake is a significant place to the Barkandki Aboriginal Traditional Owners, and you'll find Aboriginal sites are scattered all around the lake's edge and surrounding cliffs.

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