South East Safari

Half Day or Less

South East Safari is a small, nature tourism business that is owned and operated by ecologist and nature enthusiast, Abigail Goodman. Abigail offers small group tours at Bool and Hacks Lagoons – wetlands that are internationally recognised and protected. These wetlands are sometimes referred to as the ‘Kakadu of the South East’!

Tours aim to provide visitors with clear views of wildlife, particularly the iconic bird species of the Lagoons, and Abigail’s broad knowledge of the site will give people a solid appreciation of the environmental factors that drive the ecology of wetlands. Tours are peppered with interesting facts and stories about the birds, frogs, bats and plants of Bool and Hacks Lagoons. You will definitely leave knowing more than when you arrived!

Tours are walking based and are limited to a maximum of 10, ensuring personalised attention for all visitors. Private tours or specialised group tours are available by arrangement.



This tour follows the Pat-Om walk and starts as a flat and easy trail that runs alongside the western edge of Hacks Lagoon. After a couple of hundred meters, it turns into a boardwalk taking you through a stand of tall reeds and rushes. At the end of the boardwalk, guests step back onto a flat walking trail with views of ephemeral wetlands and low wetland vegetation. The trail winds its way around to emerge at the edge of Hacks Lagoon where water from Mosquito creek flows in, bringing life to the system!

You can expect to see lots of waterfowl (when wet) and woodland birds (all year). The ecology of the site, and the importance of the wet and dry cycles of our remnant wetlands is a focus of this tour.

This is a return walk, with a total length of 900m. It is a pushchair friendly walk that takes 45 mins – 1 hour. The tour and leaves from the Hacks Lagoon Carpark.

Disabled Access

Carpark Family Friendly

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