Olive Seymour Boardwalk
Walking trail difficulty: Easy and wheelchair accessible.
Estimated time to complete: 15-20 minutes at a leisurely pace.
To the right of Herdsman Lake Wildlife Centre is the Olive Seymour boardwalk trail.
The boardwalk protects the fragile swamp ecosystem (animals, plants, land and water sysems) while allowing visitors to explore comfortably.
Discover a whole new world as you walk through flooded gum, tea-tree and paperbark woodlands; be rewarded with magnificent views of Herdsman Lake and the rich birdlife it hosts; look out for frogs, dragonflies and damselflies amongst the reeds...and if you're lucky, you might just spot a tiger snake*!
*Tiger snake etiquette
Tiger snakes are beautiful, venomous native snakes that call Herdsman Lake Regional Park home. These animals should be treated with respect and left alone in their environment. During your walks around Herdsman Lake, you may encounter this species. To protect yourself and the snakes, please observe the following:
1. Avoid walking into long-grass areas where tiger snakes may be resting. It is best to stay on the path of the walking trail.
2. If you do encounter a tiger snake, stay calm and leave it alone.
3. Tiger snakes have never bitten visitors to Herdsman Lake Wildlife Centre. In the event of a bite or suspected bite, the Centre has First Aid kits with pressure bandages. Hospital attention is required if bitten by a tiger snake.
For more information about tiger snakes, please read this factsheet: Living with Tiger Snakes.
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