Buckleys Rocks camping area
Named for the piles of black swan feathers that can sometimes be seen along its shoreline, Moulting Lagoon Game Reserve is an internationally recognised wetland. Camping here is restricted to a site at Buckleys Rocks. The massive lagoon is a haven for birdwatchers and duck-shooters (in season), as well as an important cultural place for the Aboriginal community. Turn onto unsealed River and Rocks Rd off Coles Bay Rd (C302), 18.5 km from the Tasman Hwy (A3), and drive 500 m to the camping area by the lagoon. Bring water and firewood.
Who to contact: PWS Freycinet Visitor Centre (03) 6256 7000
This campsite is located in Buckleys Rocks camping area
Declared in 1959 to conserve waterfowl habitat, Moulting Lagoon is now an internationally recognised RAMSAR-listed wetland and home to about 100 bird species, including Tasmania’s largest flocks of common greenshanks and black swans. With an eye to sustainable management, a duck-hunting season Mar–June brings shooters to the wetland, but for the rest of the year it is a birdwatcher’s and paddler’s paradise.
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