The Maroochy Wetlands Sanctuary is a great place to view the plants and animals of South-east Queensland up close. The wetlands is rich in biodiversity and contains dry eucalypt forests, rainforest, melaleuca forest, casuarina woodland, salt marsh and mangroves. This vegetation provides a valuable habitat to close to 200 species of birds, as well as crabs, butterflies, reptiles, fish and other wildlife species that frequent the wetlands.
To learn more about the plants and animals that call the wetlands their home please download the Self Guided Walk* brochure and take a stroll along the boardwalk. The boardwalk begins near the car park and meanders through different vegetation communities until it reaches the Maroochy River. The boardwalk length is roughly 1km and it is accessible to wheelchairs.
On your visit please remember that all plants and animals are protected and cannot be removed from the wetlands sanctuary.
* Please note that numbered markers identified in the Self Guided Walk have yet to placed along the boardwalk. These markers are coming soon, and in the meantime don’t let this deter you from downloading the self guided walk guide and enjoying the walk in the wetlands as the guide provides an interesting overview the plants and animals that you are likely to encounter.