Prior to European settlement this area would have been a tall dense forest within a low-lying floodplain. Today, it is relatively open forest with forest red gum and grey ironbark as dominant canopy trees. Swamp Box, Swamp She-Oak, and Paperbarks form the subcanopy or scrub layer. Archerfield Wetlands is a low-lying area that sits within the Oxley floodplains. During high tides and heavy rainfall Oxley, Blunder and Hanleys Creeks overflow and spill across the floodplains. The Wetlands fills up absorbing and slowing down the water, helping reduce downstream flooding.
Meet: 7.30am Archerfield Wetlands. 438 Bowhill Road, Durack UBD Map 218 R3, close by to the high transmission power lines. Co-ordinates: -27.5863 152.9911
There are no toilet facilities at this location. Following our walk, we will drive to D J Sherrington Park cnr Blunder Rd and Inala Ave. Entrance to Park is via Wonga Street UBD 218 P8 where there are toilets and picnic facilities. -27.597842 152.985539