Situated near the centre of Bundaberg but a world of wildlife away, Baldwin Swamp Environmental Park is replete with walking tracks, bridges and boardwalks, making exploration easy.
Start at the shelter shed at the car park and study the large map for an idea of the activities which draw birdwatchers, artists, walkers, cyclists, school groups and nature lovers here.
Look for large colonies of water birds such as Magpie Geese and Whistling Ducks and the rare Cotton Pygmy Geese or Comb Crested Jacana.
Baldwin Swamp is home to Paperbark trees and Woongarra Scrub. There’s also open eucalypt forest with Blue Gums. A specially-designed fishway contains species of native fish and at the western end of the park, there’s a children’s playground with toilets and other facilities.
Steindl Street, Bundaberg East