Car park, toilet, wheelchair friendly, dog-friendly, bicycle friendly, picnic tables, rubbish bins.

Activities and Interests

Wetland, bird watching, wildlife, plants, fishing, aboriginal culture, history.

Track Description

The path around Fawthrop Lagoon is fully paved, and suitable for walking, running, wheelchairs, prams and bicycles. There is a steep rise and fall in the track and a wooden foot bridge on the northern end circuit and  wooden walkways and the Rotary Bridge on the South end circuit. It would be advisable to have assistance with wheelchairs in these areas.

Fawthrop Lagoon is a natural wetland and contains approximately 150 species of bird throughout the year including black swans, pelicans, red-tailed black cockatoos and royal spoonbills.

Other attractions include powerhouse Museum on Glenelg Street, Henty Park and the Botanical Gardens, Rotary Bridge, a bird hide located on the west section of the lagoon, free undercover barbecues and exercise equipment located behind the soccer field.


Fawthrop Lagoon is located on Glenelg Street. Parking is available on the left-hand side of the road 100 m past the Power House Museum on Hood Street behind the soccer field and view Street (not suitable for wheelchairs) Parking is also available across the road from Henty Park.