Saturday 8 July 2017

Coolart Wetlands & Homestead-Lots of "Chooks"

Coolart Homestead and Wetlands  is not a well known tourist place on the Mornington Peninsula but it has interesting history and a great wetland if you are into bird and 'chook',sorry bird watching. 
The Homestead

The park is located 80 KM from Melbourne on Somers Road, Somers on the Mornington Peninsula--Melways 193-J9. It is open daily between 9-5. and is free.

In 1895 Frederick Grimwade a Melbourne industrialist bought the estate and built the homestead. in 1937 Tom Luxton bought the property and turned it into a sanctuary for wild life. The place has great gardens, historic buildings and of course the wetland and all the chooks of various species. There are various bird watching places over the lagoon  which is known to have some 60 species of birds. There is also the beach on Western Port Bay.

It is a great place to walk, see some history and enjoy the wet lands.

The Lagoon
The Homestead Stairway

The Bridge Over Merircks Creek

The Beach On Western Port Bay

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