Date(s) - Sunday, 08/02/2015
8:00 am - 10:00 am
EAGLE POINT. FREE
An early morning Eagle Point walk with local forager, artist, researcher and photographer, Lisa Roberts.
Wear good strong shoes, bring water and snacks, wear a hat and sunscreen!
We’ll see you there – and learn a lot from Lisa – a local, natural treasure.
Assemble here at 8.00am
Then we’ll walk to the Eagle Point Flora and Fauna Reserve.
The entrance looks like this: https://goo.gl/maps/r2S6m
(If you drive along Eagle Bay Drive (along the foreshore below caravan park) – 100mtrs of dirt track off to the right – goes to a gate into the reserve. (It’s the 2nd gate into the reserve)
We’ll be just near the Silt Jetties:
The Mitchell River Silt Jetties located in Eagle Point are naturally formed narrow banks of silt that run for 7km. The silt jetties are the second largest in the world (after those at the mouth of the Mississippi River.)
From Eagle Point Bluff, the Silt Jetties become a series of long, narrow, winding silt jetties which extend eastwards out into the lake for 8 km. There is a part bitumen/part gravel road all the way to the end, with many favourite fishing spots along the way. The silt was deposited over millions of years when the Mitchell River slowed as it entered Lake King. The jetties are also home to a large range of native animals and birds.
Bookings are closed for this event.