Shag Lagoon Bird Hide
Shag Lagoon Bird Hide
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Mandy C
Brisbane104 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Friends
Lovely quiet spot to view birds. The hide is a fair way from the water but they supply binoculars and bird charts in the little hide.
Written 21 April 2023
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blamon
Sydney, Australia128 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
This little spot is a worthwhile stop when touring the island How surprised we were to see a box with binoculars suppllied to use when coming from Sydney you would never see this.
Written 24 January 2020
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Jill D
Sydney, Australia53 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Easy to get to by car. Great bird watching. This was a pretty area with many birds. Binoculars are supplied!
Written 13 January 2020
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Elinor55
Melbourne, Australia25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Couples
Make sure you stop to visit lots of birds and they Kindly provide binoculars if you do not have your own.
Written 7 January 2019
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Ellemay 🍹🐠🐳
Sydney, Australia47,242 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Couples
A interesting place to stop off on the way to Cape Wickham to observe the local bird life on King Island. There are binoculars supplied to further enhance the viewing.
Written 10 April 2018
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Kate S
Hobart, Australia27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Family
Only 1km off the road, this little hide was a standout for the kids. Spent a while searching for birds shown on the board with great enthusiasm. They were also keen to log their finds in the book and write in the visitors book, laughing when we read "boring" from one visitor. Although we brought a borrowed pair (thanks Pete) we were delighted to find a top notch pair in the waterproof case. Thanks!
Written 26 January 2018
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1800hammer
Central Coast, NSW, Australia749 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Couples
If you're interested in birds the Shag Lagoon bird hide is worth stopping by. Not fantastic but adequate for photographers. You're a fair distance from the birds. We saw quite a diverse range of birds although we did stop by a few times during our week on KI. Most notable was the white Black Swan (not albino) and a long distance view of a hooded plover- although we did get a far better look at the hooded plovers at Disappointment Bay.

We had a farmer stop by for a 30 minute chat on his quad bike one day. Well sign-posted and easy to locate. I suggest if you are there in warmer months you wear proper shoes/hiking boots. The hide is only 3 metres off the side of the road butthe dry grass can be waste high and there are brown snakes about.

You can continue on the dirt road past the hide for a kilometre or so. As you go past the open fields, you'll see plenty of birdlife as well. Apart from the everpresent indian peafowl and pheasant, plenty of native birds.

The hide has signage to assist your bird ID and there are some free binoculars there although take your own if you want a better view. Not gret for kids - unless they are good at being quiet and sitting still.
Written 19 January 2018
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MatoKI2018
Perth, Australia5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Family
Wonderful diversity of birds and a very relaxing environment. Can really recommend a visit. Don't like this 100 word requirement.
Written 11 January 2018
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warrensue2016
Hobart, Australia12 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Couples
Shag Lagoon can be birded from a small bird hide on the side of an unsealed road just a kilometer off the main north road from Currie to Cape Whickham. The hide is relatively small and can be a bit breezy, but is well equipped with a record book, poster to help identify birds and even binoculars for loan if you have forgotten yours. The water level was high when we visited but there was still a good variety of water-birds and even a flock of wild turkeys for a bit of variation. Well worth a visit evn if you are only mildly interested in birds.
Written 26 October 2016
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Moss M
Hobart, Australia69 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016 • Friends
When there is plenty of water on the dam here, the water fowl are prolific. Yet another of King Islands attractions. Well worth seeing. It costs you nothing to view from the hide.
Written 13 March 2016
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