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Newhaven Ave

picnic shelter

  • The Patawalonga Lake receives runoff from 230 square kilometres of mixed land use.

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Please help our wildlife

Do not feed

Dolphins, birds and other wildlife need their space. Approaching, touching and feeding wildlife can be very harmful to them.
• Please dispose of fishing line and rubbish properly.
• Do not throw fish scraps in the water.
• Reel in fishing lines if dolphins are close.

Dispose of rubbish properly

Fishing line and litter can be dangerous for dolphins, birds and other wildlife.
• Please use the bins or take rubbish with you.
• Do not feed dolphins and other wildlife.

Tiffany & Galaxy

Tiffany had 4 calves, Star, Bubbles, Summer, and Galaxy. We have not recorded Star and Bubbles in the Pat but often saw Tiffany with Summer and Galaxy spending time in the Pat. They appeared to prefer waiting for the south gates to open instead of using the boat lock to enter and exit the Pat.

Galaxy was a very playful calf. It was always very exciting to see Tiffany teaching Galaxy different fishing techniques and to see them travelling up and down the Pat.

Educational resources

Activity: Protect Our Dolphins bookmark

NPWSSA Respecting Marine Mammals safety sticker

NPWSSA Marine Mammal Strandings

Useful links

Feeding dolphins disrupts their natural feeding patterns

Boats pose risk of injury to dolphins

Pollution harms dolphins

Fishing line harms dolphins

Station 3

opposite the Patawilya Reserve


Nearby Trail Stations

Picnic Shelters

Wigley Reserve

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Brooklyn Ave

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BMX Park

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Stanley St

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Keep in mind when watching dolphins

Please call the Marine Mammal Emergency number (0427 556 676)

if you see:

  • people feeding or harassing dolphins 

  • a sick, injured or deceased dolphin

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