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.
Service TypesNature and wildlife
Disabled AssistanceDisabled access available
MembershipTourism Industry Council of SA Visitor Information Centre
AccreditationAustralian Tourism Accreditation COVID Safe
From $17 to $34
The Birds and Boardwalks Tour follows the Pat-Om trail and starts as a flat and easy walk that runs alongside the western edge of Hacks Lagoon. After a couple of hundred meters, it turns into a boardwalk that will take 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 flows in, bringing life to the system!
You can expect to see lots of waterfowl including black swans, magpie geese, straw-necked ibis and lots of different ducks! Frogs are also very vocal with several species calling. You may be lucky enough to see one hopping across the trail.
This is a return walk, with a total length of 900m and it is a pushchair friendly
The tour takes between 45min – 1 hour tour and leaves from the Hacks Lagoon Carpark.
Disabled AccessCarpark Family Friendly