Fay Smith Wetlands
- Parks and gardens
The Fay Smith Wetlands consist predominantly of paperbark swamp. Additionally, woodlands of Red bloodwood (Corymbia gummifera), Swamp mahogany (Eucalyptus robusta), Queensland blue gum (Eucalyptus tereticornis) and Acacias are found throughout.
The reserve covers 10 hectares and is home to a diverse range of plants and animals. A drain previously built into the swamp has evolved into a creek filled with reeds, bulrushes and bottlebrushes and is now teeming with wildlife. To date, over 70 species of birds, as well as multiple species of insects, reptiles and frogs have been identified within the Wetlands, with a series of walkways and trails throughout the Wetlands allowing visitors to enjoy the abundant bird life at their leisure.
The Wetlands are dedicated to Fay Smith and have been named in her honour. Fay was a passionate environmentalist who was prominent in local conservation for over 30 years. She was a leading figure in tree planting, foreshore protection, environmentally conscious farming, and the protection of land against degradation and pollution.
Fay Smith Wetlands is located in Maryborough on the corner of Neptune and Victory Streets. Access to the walking trails and boardwalk is available from Neptune Street.
Lot 32 Neptune Street
Maryborough, QLD, 4650