Lake Seppings Trail

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Lake Seppings Trail is a 2.9 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Collingwood Park, Western Australia, Australia that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
2.9 km
ELEVATION GAIN
28 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Lake Seppings is a freshwater lake located within the Albany Region. The lake is nearly completely surrounded by a 2.7 kilometres (1.7 mi) compacted gravel footpath and wooden walkways. A wooden bird watching platform has been built along the western side of the lake. A car park for access to the path is located along Golf Links Road. The lake is situated in the Lake Seppings nature reserve that has a total area of 17.1 hectares Lake Seppings is regarded as an excellent place for bird watching, particularly for water-birds. Over one hundred different species of birds have been recorded here. Wading species are often seen along the margins of the lake such as the Australian White Ibis, Yellow-billed Spoonbill and the White-faced Heron. Several species such as the Blue-billed Duck, musk duck, black swan, Hoary-headed Grebe, Australian pelican and Eurasian coot can be seen regularly on the surface of the lake. Birds that can be spotted amongst the lake vegetation include Spotless Crake, Masked Lapwing, Dusky Moorhen, Purple Swamphen and Buff-banded Rail Lake Seppings has a rich variety of vegetation and is surrounded by a mixture of bullrushes, and reeds. The trees are a mixture of Myrtaceae: Western Australian Peppermint trees, Spearwoods, Paperbarks, Native Willows and Wattles. Banksias are also found around the lake. The local indigenous Australians are the Noongar People whose name for the lake is Tjuirtgellong which means "The place of the long-necked tortoise.

walking
7 months ago

Great bird walk. Lots of birds and a quaint bird lookout to view the lake.
Easy walk with some great views of lake, ducks, black swans etc.