Balyang Sanctuary
Balyang Sanctuary
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Ashlie
Geelong, Australia4 contributions
Mar. 2020
I have always loved a good walk with the dog or ride around the river. Balyang sanctuary is wonderful place to get outdoors for some activity or just to sit and enjoy
Written 27 June 2020
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KPR1955
Deeside, UK1,745 contributions
Nov. 2019 • Solo
On the whole this is a very good sanctuary, running alongside Barwon Reserve and next to the main road. In that lies a problem because along a lot of the the roadside border there is a lot of waste, plastic bottles, paper, metal bits etc, and also wishing the adjoining land there are paths blocked by fallen branches of trees. A good few days of graft would see the periphery of this lovely sanctuary returned to a beautiful place. The lake part itself is great for the wildlife with elevated nesting boxes secured in the lake itself. The parking around it is free and there are some really nice walks to/from this location.
Written 28 November 2019
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barballen23
Geelong, Australia44 contributions
Apr. 2019
A lovely quite parkland with picnic tables on the edge of the Barwon River. No swimming allowed and parking is free.
Written 7 August 2019
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WayneAP
City of Greater Geelong, Australia3,588 contributions
Jul. 2019 • Couples
A walk through the Sanctuary is a wonderful way to top off a sunny Sunday morning breakfast.
The sign of a healthy wetlands is the bird life and there is no shortage on show, the walking track is undulating and with the bridges it would make it hard for people with a walking disability!
Other than that it is a pleasant walk amongst the trees and wetlands, go a little further and take in the river sights. This is a great place to take the family of all ages and let them loose to discover all kinds of interesting things.
Written 20 July 2019
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Kate N
Geelong, Australia12 contributions
Apr. 2019 • Friends
There is ample sealed-road parking around the Sanctuary. The walking track that runs along the river and under the Shannon Ave bridge will take you to the Boatshead cafe. This distance is perfect with kids.
The sanctuary has a really nice and relaxed walking track within it. There is toilet facilities available as well. Plenty of space for the kids to run around too, and multiple picnic tables available.
Written 16 April 2019
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Janice L
Geelong, Australia10 contributions
Oct. 2018 • Friends
I loved going to Balyang Sanctury as i love watching all the different sorts of birds. They all get along so well. It is also very relaxing .
Written 12 February 2019
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manwithabackpack
Geelong, Australia186 contributions
Feb. 2019 • Friends
You used to-be able to walk all around the lake at one time but it is very over grown to protect the wild life.
there are plenty of parking spots also picnic tables which I think there should be more of.
Small bridges connect the little islands and the place is popular for weddings
Written 7 February 2019
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Simon B
City of Greater Geelong, Australia2,665 contributions
Jan. 2019 • Solo
A lovely little sanctuary for birds ... and people. Great grassed areas and paths to find a quiet spot to sit. Occasionally watching a bird (pelican photo) makes time go by relaxingly fast. Great pit stop anytime to decompress.
Written 4 January 2019
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Scott N
Geelong, Australia166 contributions
Sep. 2018 • Family
Had not been here in 20 years and took the family. Great spot to picnic take photos and look at the wildlife.
Written 2 September 2018
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Simon B
City of Greater Geelong, Australia2,665 contributions
Aug. 2018 • Friends
Nestled down a road beside the Barwon is this serene park with ponds and bush trails to wander around the sanctuary. Very relaxing. I've often grabbed a takeaway coffee, parked in a scenic space, wound down the windows and enjoyed with all senses the beauty of this location. Watching birds without a care seems to rub off on my own soul. Natural medicine.
Written 27 August 2018
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