- 950 metre circuit
- 1 hour
- Suitable for
- Walking, Wheelchair Accessible, Jogging
- Wheelchair accessible
- Limestone Coast
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About the Walking Trail
The 1.3km bushwalking trails are easy enough for all ages and skill levels, and it just takes 20 minutes to walk around the lake. The bird hides are accessible from the trail. If you need to rest, there are seats provided in various locations on the path.
Several migratory and native birds thrive in the lake, and there are more than 50 waterbird species that have been seen here. Another way to see the birds is to check out the strategically-placed viewing platforms.
Lake McIntyre has some of the best BBQ and picnic facilities in the district. There are three free gas BBQs, all housed in shelters with solid floors and with picnic tables and seats. There are also toilets located within the reserve.
Lake McIntyre is open every day from sunrise to dusk. Entrance is free of charge. Acccess the carpark off Saleyards Rd, Millicent, just north of the main road B101 Southern Ports Highway.
All facilities have been designed for use by the disabled including wheelchair users, although parts of the walking trail may be difficult to negotiate at times.
As the area is a sanctuary for birds, dogs and dog walking is not permitted.
The lake itself is the site of a former council quarry, which is being progressively rehabilitated as the quarry area is worked out. The area open to the public today is Stage 1 of the overall plan. Stage 2 is planned to take place when further areas of the quarry become available.