Take a walk on the wild side with Barcaldine’s answer to a boardwalk at Lagoon Creek. Since Barcaldine is without a river system, this two-kilometre track carries avid bird watchers and keen walkers along the banks of the Lagoon Creek. The bulrush plants which line the creek bed are packed with bird life, enough to draw twitchers from around the world to see the some 200 species who nest in the Barcaldine area. Free exercise equipment makes this a hotspot with locals, and come sunset it’s popular with locals of another kind. It’s not uncommon to see wildlife, such as kangaroos, emus and birds by the banks of Lagoon Creek as they treat it like a bar – drinking water, getting into mischief and making a ruckus.