Molonglo Reach Boat Trip

Sun 11 February 2018 08:00am

Jack Holland

This outing/cruise will be on the upper parts of Lake Burley Griffin (East Basin) and the adjacent Molonglo River Reach, where late summer/early autumn is historically the peak time for nesting, with darters as well as three species of cormorant known to breed there.  The area also has a variety of waterbirds, and a range of land birds can be seen on the banks.

The boat trip will last about 2 hours from 8 am and will cost $20, payable in cash on boarding.  This year we will again be travelling in the electric boat “MV Gull” which can carry around 22 people.  The boat allows both a quiet approach as well as access to areas difficult to get to from the land.  The point of departure will again be from Kingston Harbour using the wharf at the end of Giles Street.  There is plenty of all day free weekend parking close by, particularly in Eastlake Parade.  Alternatively participants can park their cars in the SE corner of the Glass Works/Bus Depot Markets car park, which will involve about a 200 m walk.

Registration for this field trip is essential.  Please book your place on the boat with Jack Holland (on 6288 7840 or by email on jandaholland@bigpond.com).

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