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Sandflats on the Estuary Side

Starting high in the Otway Ranges, this is where the Barwon River ends its meandering journey to meet the sea. Low tide exposes a huge expanse of sand flats and raised rocky reefs, a dynamic environment that changes constantly.

White Ibis, Crested Tern and Pied Cormorants roost in numbers on the rock. While Red-neck Stints and Red-capped Plovers often feed on the shoreline.

Forming large armies on the sandflats, blue Soldier Crabs emerge to scavenge for minute food particles as the tide recedes.

This dynamic estuary reminds us that we share the beach with a wealth of flora and fauna.