Ululah Lagoon is a key feature of Anzac Park in Maryborough, abundant with wildlife who make the lagoon their home. The brown sign mentions Ululah Lagoon independently, Anzac Park and Ululah Lagoon is normally regarded as the same place with the lagoon bordering the park.
The lagoon was an important freshwater billabong for the local Aboriginal people. The Maryborough pioneers in the 19th century used the same resource for fresh water, building a jetty into the lagoon waters and a weir that is now Lions Drive.
Anzac Park is a popular destination with lots of activities to share with the family. Picnic tables and BBQs spread around make it a place to spend the day.
The playgrounds have a skate park for the older kids, and more traditional playground equipment in a shaded play area. It caters for those with a disability with the inclusion of a liberty swing.
The bird life around the lagoon is plentiful. Ducks and geese waddle near the waters edge, along with other birds such as cockatoos and water hens.
A concrete path runs around the lagoon and the golf course on the other side for cycling or walking.
Ululah Lagoon is a Parkrun location. The Maryborough Parkrun course uses this path, a 5km run every Saturday morning free for anyone to attend. Signup online and bring your barcode if you want your times and attendance recorded.
To get there:
Heading south on Bruce Hwy, continue
Heading north on Bruce Hwy, on crossing Mary River take the exit towards Maryborough and go to the right on the roundabout onto Alice St. Follow Alice St for 2.6km and turn right into Cheapside St with a brown sign shortly before it. The entrance to Anzac Park is about 250m on the right, or continue for another 250m to be nearer the lagoon and the feeding area.
Coming from Hervey Bay, head towards Maryborough on Saltwater Creek Rd. In Maryborough, Saltwater Creek Rd bends to the right becoming John St. Continue on John St for 600m and turn right
Wheelchair accessible: Yes
Pets: Yes, on leash