Murray Lagoon - birdlife galore
Murray Lagoon is actually a part of the Botanic Gardens but you do not have to go into the gardens to enjoy this lagoon and the abundance of bird life here.
In the early days it was the local swimming hole for local residents until the baths were opened in 1883. Along with surrounding lagoons, Murray Lagoon supplemented Rockhampton's first water supply.
The lagoon is home to a large variety of fish and birds, as well as turtles and eels, and was declared a Fauna Sanctuary in 1902. There is a picnic area on the edge of the lagoon