Lake Inverell Reserve covers the lake and surrounding areas. For
45 years the lake provided Inverell’s water supply, and as a reserve
the foreshore received some protection from which developed a prime
wildlife habitat, particularly for water fowl. The surrounding area
contains one of the shire's few uncleared remnants of black soil
The reserve has some particular significance for
Inverell, as the meaning translated from Gaelic is ‘meeting place of
the swans’, and the town's symbol is the black swan, always seen on
Facilities include shelter, picnic tables, BBQs,
observation hide and marked walks.
— seen in
the area include: black swan, pelican, black duck weed duck, musk
duck, black cormorant, little pied cormorant, white necked heron,
white faced heron, azure kingfisher, white spoonbill, swamp hen,
darter, ibis, Eurasian coote, little grebe, crested grebe, large
egret, grey teal, spur winged plover, dotterels, pied stilt, and the
Mammals and reptiles
— seen in the area
include grey kangaroo, wallaroo, platypus, water rat, eastern water
dragon, snake necked tortoise, water skink, bearded dragon, goanna,
brown snake, black snake, brushtail possum and echidna.
— include the Murray Cod, golden perch, goldfish, mosquito fish,
rainbow trout, carp, catfish, and gudgeon.
area has open dry sclerophyll forest that include the following
plant life: Yellow Box, White Box, Grevillea, Blakeley’s Red Gum,
native cherry, Cypress Pine, Casuarina, rough barked apple, wattle, Cayley’s Ironbark, bottle brush, native violet, Swansonia (poison).
Checkout our listing of Inverell
accommodation and Big
Sky Country accommodation. In addition to our listed online travel guide
information, contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for
more attractions, tours, local maps and other information.