Balyang Sanctuary

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Ashlie
Geelong, Australia4 contributions
Beautiful & Peaceful
Mar 2020
I have always loved a good walk with the dog or ride around the river. Balyang sanctuary is wonderful place to get outdoors for some activity or just to sit and enjoy
Written June 27, 2020
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KPR1955
Crewe, UK1,742 contributions
Can be improved with a little housekeeping
Nov 2019 • Solo
On the whole this is a very good sanctuary, running alongside Barwon Reserve and next to the main road. In that lies a problem because along a lot of the the roadside border there is a lot of waste, plastic bottles, paper, metal bits etc, and also wishing the adjoining land there are paths blocked by fallen branches of trees. A good few days of graft would see the periphery of this lovely sanctuary returned to a beautiful place. The lake part itself is great for the wildlife with elevated nesting boxes secured in the lake itself. The parking around it is free and there are some really nice walks to/from this location.
Written November 28, 2019
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barballen23
Geelong, Australia44 contributions
Balyang Sanctuary
Apr 2019
A lovely quite parkland with picnic tables on the edge of the Barwon River. No swimming allowed and parking is free.
Written August 7, 2019
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WayneAP
City of Greater Geelong, Australia3,578 contributions
Sunday morning ramble
Jul 2019 • Couples
A walk through the Sanctuary is a wonderful way to top off a sunny Sunday morning breakfast.
The sign of a healthy wetlands is the bird life and there is no shortage on show, the walking track is undulating and with the bridges it would make it hard for people with a walking disability!
Other than that it is a pleasant walk amongst the trees and wetlands, go a little further and take in the river sights. This is a great place to take the family of all ages and let them loose to discover all kinds of interesting things.
Written July 20, 2019
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Kate N
Geelong, Australia12 contributions
Great starting point for walking tracks
Apr 2019 • Friends
There is ample sealed-road parking around the Sanctuary. The walking track that runs along the river and under the Shannon Ave bridge will take you to the Boatshead cafe. This distance is perfect with kids.
The sanctuary has a really nice and relaxed walking track within it. There is toilet facilities available as well. Plenty of space for the kids to run around too, and multiple picnic tables available.
Written April 16, 2019
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Janice L
Geelong, Australia10 contributions
Love the Birds
Oct 2018 • Friends
I loved going to Balyang Sanctury as i love watching all the different sorts of birds. They all get along so well. It is also very relaxing .
Written February 12, 2019
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manwithabackpack
Geelong, Australia163 contributions
over grown
Feb 2019 • Friends
You used to-be able to walk all around the lake at one time but it is very over grown to protect the wild life.
there are plenty of parking spots also picnic tables which I think there should be more of.
Small bridges connect the little islands and the place is popular for weddings
Written February 7, 2019
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Simon B
City of Greater Geelong, Australia2,231 contributions
Peaceful in nature
Jan 2019 • Solo
A lovely little sanctuary for birds ... and people. Great grassed areas and paths to find a quiet spot to sit. Occasionally watching a bird (pelican photo) makes time go by relaxingly fast. Great pit stop anytime to decompress.
Written January 4, 2019
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Scott N
Geelong, Australia166 contributions
Great spot
Sep 2018 • Family
Had not been here in 20 years and took the family. Great spot to picnic take photos and look at the wildlife.
Written September 2, 2018
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Simon B
City of Greater Geelong, Australia2,231 contributions
Relaxing place to watch birds, ponds & trees
Aug 2018 • Friends
Nestled down a road beside the Barwon is this serene park with ponds and bush trails to wander around the sanctuary. Very relaxing. I've often grabbed a takeaway coffee, parked in a scenic space, wound down the windows and enjoyed with all senses the beauty of this location. Watching birds without a care seems to rub off on my own soul. Natural medicine.
Written August 27, 2018
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