Along Boggy Bridge Rd, we sighted the first of the Landscape Art on this journey. Along both sides of the road, artist Tim Bowtell's fish are painted in sections across a row of trees, creating a full view of the colourful fish as you approach them.
The wetlands are a significant hotspot for birdwatching and there is a list of what species have been sighted here on the EBird Australia site.
Signposts along the road informed us that the local brown falcons were around, and sure enough, they showed up right on cue. A pair of white-bellied sea eagles had also returned for the winter, but we didn't see them, unfortunately.
A little further along Boggy Bridge Rd, at a t-intersection, we stopped at the water tank that Guido Van Helten had painted as part of the 2016 Wall to Wall Festival.
The CFA use the water tank for fire fighting purposes and the trio of faces are local CFA volunteers.
Another raptor watched us, but I'm not sure if it was the same bird or a completely different species.
Another turn off, this time towards the centre of the site and Lunette Lookout. This area features the Hilda Bain portrait. We later found out that we could go through the gated fence to the lookout and see the long necked turtle sculpture. Next time.
This little guy scurried up the tree as we drove along the road. He jumped in his hollow, but then popped his head out immediately for a look at us, safe in the knowledge he was out of harm's way in his home.
We're looking forward to bringing our bikes next time, and exploring the site at a slower pace, and hopefully spotting more wildlife on our ride.
An easy exit from the park, over these cool looking train tracks and onto the Hume for our homeward journey.
Where: Lake Mokoan Road, Chesney Vale
When: Daily 9-5
Why: Lake, walks, wildlife, art
How much: FREE to explore
Nearby: Winton Wetlands Goorambat Uniting Church
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