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Lake Seppings, Albany
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Lake Seppings is a freshwater lake located within the city of in the Great Southern region of Western Australia.DescriptionThe lake is 3km east-north-east of the Albany city centre. The main bitumen roads that border Lake Seppings are Golf Links Road to the east, Troode Street to the north, Collingwood Road, Drew Street/Sleeman Avenue to west and Lake Seppings Drive to the south. The lake is nearly completely surrounded by a 2.7km compacted gravel footpath and wooden walkways. A wooden bird hide has been built along the western side of the lake. A car park for access to the path is located along Golf Links Road.Lake Seppings is approximately 1.1km in length (from north to south) and the north end is approximately 400m in width. The lake narrows toward the southern end and the path crosses the lake approximately before the southern tip. The lake is situated in the Lake Seppings nature reserve that has a total area of.FaunaLake Seppings is regarded as an excellent place for bird watching, particularly for water-birds. Over one hundred different species of birds have been recorded on and about the lake. Wading species are often seen along the margins of the lake such as the Australian white ibis, yellow-billed spoonbill and the white-faced heron. Several species such as the blue-billed duck, musk duck, black swan, hoary-headed grebe, Australian pelican and Eurasian coot can be seen regularly on the surface of the lake. Birds that can be spotted amongst the lake vegetation include spotless crake, masked lapwing, dusky moorhen, purple swamphen and buff-banded rail.
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  • Lake Seppings is an all around great walking trail and very relaxing with lots of wildlife in the area (especially birds). It's also a great place to take some photos, sunsets are also very pretty to ...  more »
  • This 2.5 km free walk goes around a good-size lake and it is relatively flat. A bird blind half way through allows you to get close to the water and possibly some birds. Some very good birding areas w...  more »
  • I visited Lake Seppings as it had been recommended as a good place to see some of the birds special to Western Australia. I was not disappointed. I went early morning when it was quiet apart from a fe...  more »