Coogoorah Park Nature Reserve

Coogoorah Park Nature Reserve, Anglesea: Address, Phone Number, Coogoorah Park Nature Reserve Reviews: 4.5/5

Coogoorah Park Nature Reserve

Coogoorah Park Nature Reserve
4.5
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cj1984cj
Ocean Grove, Australia58 contributions
Great to explore
Jul 2021 • Couples
Very relaxing place to wander. Paths could be maintained better. Had to walk through a lot of deep puddles, unable to go around
Written July 10, 2021
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dilemma13
Melbourne, Australia96 contributions
Kayak and walk together
Oct 2020
Great, peaceful place for a walk, bike ride or kayak. Lots of little trails and bridges over wetlands - kind of like a wetland maze which is really fun for the kids. Absolutely ideal for a family who wants to be able to walk/ride/kayak together. We had son in kayak, daughter on bike and us walking and it was perfect! We will definitely be back :)
Written October 23, 2020
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littlearrow2
Melbourne, Australia10 contributions
Quiet reflective walk
Dec 2018 • Couples
Stumbled across this lovely quiet park with walking tracks and elevated bridges, cycling tracks, wetland and scrub birds right on sunset. Lovely!
Written December 22, 2018
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BelindaJane1979
Traralgon, Australia6 contributions
Lovely park
Sep 2018 • Family
Took our two young kids here on our recent stay at Anglesea. Great place for bikes, plenty of open spaces and great play equipment for the kids. Worth a visit.
Written October 3, 2018
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Chelsea P
Melbourne, Australia111 contributions
What a beautiful park
May 2018 • Family
Love the park, the view, the play ground. We spent a few hours there. Kids absolutely loved it. So relaxing!
Written May 6, 2018
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Beck & Steven X
Melbourne, Australia4,375 contributions
Perfection! Well Defined Trails, Ample Wildlife, Gorgeous Bushland, Relaxing Riverway & Excellent Playground.
Dec 2017 • Couples
Encompassing the Anglesea River the Coogoorah Park Nature Reserve is a precious wetlands where the ample birdlife, flora & fauna create a thoroughly delightful environment which my husband & I found to be both invigorating & refreshing.

[ Playgrounds & Bike Paths & BBQ's Oh My ! ]:

Dirt pathways of various lengths track throughout which are made to be shared between joggers, bushwalkers & bike riders. Two loop options are included & colour coded signposts can be found at strategic points to assist visitors with following the specific length of trail they have chosen.

Helping to make this marvellous Nature Reserve even more amazing is the excellent playground, picnic & BBQ facilities that are included within its boundary. This superb area is known as the 'Inverlochy Playground' & you will find more details via its own written review.

Parking & entry are both free & public toilets are nearby. Fishing is permitted from set platforms with rules & measurements engraved into metal plaques to help ensure that necessary Conservation requirements are adhered to. Canoeing along the Anglesea River is one of many popular activities in the immediate area & this is also a fantastic way in which to experience Coogoorah Park.

[ A Very Important Matter for All to Please Consider ]:
On the day of our visit my husband & I were appalled to pass at least three separate families all whom were allowing their dogs to run about freely, interfering with the quite enjoyment of other visitors to the park.
In fact one of the dogs ran right past us, headlong straight into the river and went for the ducks that were innocently resting near the edge. Not only was I splashed with water & nearly knocked over but the wildlife was clearly distressed & the fragile river ecosystem unnecessarily disturbed.

Fortunately the ducks escaped however the dogs owner indicated that he couldn't have cared less about my safety nor the lives of the countless animals for whom the park is home. Strict guidelines apply when it comes to Dogs being permitted into parks, wetlands & conservation areas all along the Great Ocean Road & this is one of those areas where dogs must be on a leash.
Signage makes this requirement clear & the Surf Coast Shire appear to have made efforts to ensure that all applicable information sources outline what is required of persons whom may wish to take their domestic pets with them into specific areas.

[Summary]:
Overall the terrain is mostly flat & whilst I do struggle with mobility issues, I found that as the walkways are well maintained & clear of hazards I was able to enjoy a stroll with my husband. Persons with need of mobility aids, wheelchair access & and those whom wish to take along a pram should find the going quite manageable.

We were thrilled by the large variety of birdlife we saw & it was such a joy to watch them flit & dart about. In one particular section we were treated to Butterflies dancing by us & the ducks simply sunning themselves upon the rocks in the river was also such a lovely sight.

All in all the Coogoorah Park Nature Reserve is a wonderful place where one could easily spend a whole day. Whether you take your own provisions for a BBQ or pick up a delicious lunch at the nearby Anglesea Bakery, whether you decide to take along your bicycles or prefer a kayak we are sure that you will enjoy all that the park has on offer!

Thank you for reading this review we hope that it has been helpful. Please also refer to the photographs as they form a part of the review.

*** One last kindly & respectful reminder to please show consideration for fellow visitors to the park & please do your part to protect our fragile ecosystem & wildlife by adhering to a simple request. Please ensure your dogs are leashed at all times. Thank you.
Written December 29, 2017
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roaming_kiwi58
Christchurch, New Zealand2,650 contributions
Disappointing
Nov 2017 • Couples
There should be a better map of the tracks, with some indication of how long which routes would take. We wanted a walk, but not too long and had trouble working out which way to go to get a nice loop walk. From what I had read about this nature reserve we were expecting to see a lot of water birds, but there were none to be seen at all. Not as interesting a stop as we were expecting.
Written November 12, 2017
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Maddy1982
Melbourne, Australia79 contributions
Loved this playground
Nov 2017 • Family
Great playground in a beautiful location with BBQ facilities (undercover) and grassy areas for a picnic.
Written November 7, 2017
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todaytomorrow22
Sydney, Australia12 contributions
Good Pro but be Careful of Mosquitoes
Oct 2017 • Business
Great Park for anyone. Love canoeing and Swimming here. However I got Ross River Virus at this Park so make sure you cover yourself in Bug repellent first.
Written October 28, 2017
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Oldjack
Greater Melbourne, Australia23,881 contributions
Quiet Park By The River
Oct 2017 • Couples
This is a pleasant park for a walk with nature beside the river as you come into Anglesea. There are the usual facilities and this is a nice quite spot to relax.
Written October 21, 2017
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