Durras Lake closed to the ocean

Durras Lake opens to the oceanDurras Lake closed to the ocean on the 5th May, 2014. It last opened naturally on the 27th June, 2013. Though some prefer Durras Lake to be open to the ocean, the closure has many positive points. Primarily, this is part of its natural cycle and gives the Lake a chance to contribute to the natural ecosystems of the area. Durras Lake is part of the Batemans Marine Park and is a recognised breeding ground not only for the marine ecosystems, but also the prolific birdlife.

Kayaking on the lake is quite different with the lake closure. Deeper water and no worries about tidal influences.

The kangaroos (and the odd beachwalker) now have easy access to South Durras and a very long beach walk is now possible.

The photo of the lake entrance was taken on the 15th May, 2014.