Eagleby Wetlands

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The Eagleby Wetlands Conservation Reserves comprise a cluster of wetland reserves in a suburban/rural matrix on the floodplain of the Logan and Albert Rivers. The Eagleby Wetlands Conservation Reserves are made up of a total of 10 reserves covering an area of 45 hectares. The largest of these reserves, 20 hectares, the Eagleby Wetlands is part of Oliver Sports Complex. The remaining reserves in the floodplain are public open space contributions from past developments.

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Duration
1.2 Hours
Distance
4 Kilometres

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Eagleby Wetland Reserve, a re-claimed wetland around a water treatment plant on the Albert River, is located between the Logan and Albert Rivers. The Wetlands feature varied bird habitats such as melaleuca and brackish swamps, freshwater lakes, woodlands, cane fields and open grassland. 203 Australian native bird species have been recorded in the Reserve, including 17 of the 24 Australian Raptors, and almost half of the species found in Queensland. The Eagleby Wetland Reserve is a popular birding location for avi-tourists.

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Morven

Morven, Murweh Area
In 1859 on the mail route from Brisbane to Charleville, a small area was taken from the property Victoria Downs and set aside for public use and designated on maps and documents as 'Victoria Downs Reserve'.

Augathella

Augathella, Murweh Area
Augathella, with its fascinating history of bushrangers, bullockies and bullock teams, has some memorable Outback experiences. Don’t just drive through – stop and enjoy Augathella’s colourful history, characters and humour.

Saddliers Waterhole and Hamburg Creek

Morven, Murweh Area
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With a population of less than 250, Morven is thought to be named after a mountain and town of the same name in Scotland. Captain T.J. Saddlier and his wife arrived in the area in the 1860s and camped on a deep waterhole of nearby Hamburg Creek.
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