Springlawn Nature Walk

1 h 30 min to 2 h

4.6 km
circuit

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Moderate track
Starting from the Springlawn Visitor Centre on Bakers Beach Road, Bakers Beach, this circuit walk takes you around Springlawn Lagoon. This easy walk takes you around the lagoon, through open grasslands and coastal vegetation, to the lagoon bird hide, before returning through tranquil boardwalks and dunes. Be prepared for a fantastic wildlife display. A camera and binoculars will be very handy. Toilet, picnic, and barbeque facilities are available at the start of the walk at the Springlawn Visitor Centre and campsite. These facilities are accessible to wheelchair users, but the walk is not accessible as some sections are sand dunes. Sections of the track around the lagoon are unmarked. The lagoon is subject to seasonal flooding. Please check track conditions with Visitor Centre before commencing walk. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-41.1489531,146.6028698)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Bass Highway, 1
  • Turn on to Oppenheims Road, C704 then drive for 8.1 km
  • Turn left onto Chapel Road, C713 and drive for another 245 m
  • Turn sharp right onto Frankford Road, B71 and drive for another 5.3 km
  • Turn left onto Bakers Beach Road, C740 and drive for another 13.3 km
  • Turn right and drive for another 15 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Turn map Directions & comments
Start heading along Bird Hide Walk.
After another 30 m continue straight, to head along Bird Hide Walk.
After another 20 m pass the shelter (40 m on your left).
Then pass the BBQ (45 m on your left).
After another 25 m pass the toilet (105 m on your left).
After another 35 m (at the intersection of Springlawn Lagoon Circuit Walk & Bird Hide Walk) turn left, to head along Bird Hide Walk.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. An optional side trip to Springlawn Bird Hide Lookout, suitable for birdwatching over the lagoon. To start this optional side trip turn right here. On returning from this side trip turn right when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 730 m (at the intersection of Bird Hide Walk & Archers Knob Track) continue straight, to head along Archers Knob Track.
After another 520 m continue straight, to head along Archers Knob Track.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. A side trip to Archers Knob, where you can see the landscape panoramically. To start this optional side trip continue straight here. On returning from this side trip turn left when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 730 m (at the intersection of Springlawn Lagoon Circuit Walk & Archers Knob Track) turn right, to head along Springlawn Lagoon Circuit Walk.
After another 940 m pass the sign (on your right).
After another 830 m turn right, to head along Springlawn Lagoon Circuit Walk.
After another 640 m (at the intersection of Bird Hide Walk & Springlawn Lagoon Circuit Walk) continue straight, to head along Bird Hide Walk.
After another 75 m continue straight, to head along Bird Hide Walk.
After another 30 m come to the end.

An optional side trip to Springlawn Bird Hide Lookout, suitable for birdwatching over the lagoon.
Turn map Directions & comments
At the intersection of Bird Hide Walk & Archers Knob Track Start heading along Bird Hide Walk (a walking track).
After another 65 m come to the end.
About 15 m past the end is "Springlawn Bird Hide Lookout".
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 65 m to the main route.

A side trip to Archers Knob, where you can see the landscape panoramically.
Turn map Directions & comments
At the intersection of Archers Knob Track & Springlawn Lagoon Circuit Walk Start heading along Archers Knob Track (a walking track).
After another 950 m continue straight, to head along Archers Knob Track.
Continue another 830 m to find Archers Knob at the end.
"Archers Knob".
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 1.8 km to the main route.
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Terrain
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Springlawn Nature Walk


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 4.6 km
Time 1 h 30 min to 2 h
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Signage Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Experience Required No experience required (2/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)

Some facilities on route
Shelter: There is one 50 m from the start.

Toilet: There is one 75 m from the start.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Shelter
50 m[shelter]
Toilet
75 m[toilet]
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