Sweeping views of the wetlands through one way glass windows provide a perfect hideaway for spotting ducks, swans, swamphens, grebes, Marsh Harriers and many other
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Sweeping views of the wetlands through one way glass windows provide a perfect hideaway for spotting ducks, swans, swamphens, grebes, Marsh Harriers and many other bird species.
An audio-visual presentation - ‘Introducing Coolart’ - is shown in the Wetlands Observatory each day at 1:30 pm or by prior agreement for schools and groups. This covers Coolart’s history, its wildlife and management of the park.
The observatory is a large theatre style complex that overlooks the wetlands lakes. A step-free path leads to the observatory. It can be accessed by following the road past the homestead for approximately 80 metres and then doubling back. The maximum slope of this path is 1 in 14.
The observatory is entered through a large swing door that opens outward. The door is heavy and the handle is approximately 1.3 metres from the bottom. The handle is a lever that opens by pulling downward. The door is self-closing.
Once inside there is a large entry foyer.
The main auditorium section is entered by wide corridors on either side.
Wheelchair seating is available either side of the front row.
The front picture windows have bench seating. There are gaps to accommodate wheelchair users.