The track includes sections of boardwalk (in tidal areas such as mangroves and saltmarsh) along with clear pathways (made of road base in the higher areas and timber slatting in other areas where occasional flooding can occur such as in the stands of Casuarina).
The pathway is around 1.6 kilometres in distance and includes an extra pathway to a bird hide on the Bald Hills Creek. This structure allows participants to watch the local shorebirds roosting and feeding in the mangrove and tidal flat areas without the wildlife being disturbed. There is also some great examples of interpretive signage to help people understand the environment they are interacting with.
Winter and spring is a great time to check out this amenity and any visitor will be rewarded with the sights and sounds of the birdlife including scarlet honeyeaters, fantails and whistlers, kingfishers and the local wading birds.
The "Island Track" provide some examples of infrastructure that could be used for the Hays Inlet project. The pathway not only provides access for nature lovers, but also helps to keep traffic off the sensitive wetland areas.
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