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Newport Lakes Park (Newport)



Newport Lakes is a bushland oasis created from a former bluestone quarry and rubbish tip site, in the middle of busy Newport. The park is 33 ha in size and is a great place for a picnic with family and friends, for a leisurely walk or just to relax in a tranquil bushland setting. The lakes area of the park has been extensively revegetated using native plants, with over 200 species of plants and 85 species of birds recorded here.

A self-guided nature trail allows you to explore the lakes area at your own pace. The trail is about two kilometres in length and takes approximately 40 leisurely minutes. A brochure about the trail is available from the on-site nursery.

There are four bird trails in this area. The trails span between 1200 to 2100 meters in length and have been specifically designed as an aid to the bird watchers.

Other attractions of the park include:

North and south lakes: The Park’s lake separated by stepping-stones to form the North and south lakes is probably the loveliest part of the park. There are picnic tables around the lake where you can munch into some snacks and feed the seagulls as well.

Amphitheatre: This small round area encircled by blue rocks is like a lovely enclave. Earlier this area of the park was also a small pit like the other parts of the park.

Arboretum: This region of the park is like a small and cultivated garden housing some rare species of plants. This area was the earliest to be reconstructed from a pit, when the park was first formed.

Pavey’s park: This is like big grassland housing the Ranger’s Office, Nursery, Barbecues, and playing field along with a parking area.

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