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“Driving.. very civilised way to see wildlife”

Black Point Wildlife Drive
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Reviewed 1 August 2014

We drove the wildlife drive and had a wonderful time viewing animals of all descriptions. Herons, egrets, a dolphin, ospreys, just incredible.... a must for bird lovers. and driving means you are not burning in the sun. we all really enjoyed the day.

Thank Viagga
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Reviewed 27 July 2014

Easy drive that is easily accessible. You drive in one way and come out another place becouse the road is one-way drive. You should go early in the morning or just before sunset to have the best chance to see wildlife.

Thank André L
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Reviewed 1 July 2014

We went one evening in late june during a rainstorm. While we didn't see any alligators or anything too exciting (some coastal birds), the area seems almost prehistoric. It's unlike anything you'll see driving on the A1A or any other highway. Just a very cool place.

Thank David1223
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Reviewed 23 June 2014

This is a great drive around a superb nature reserve on Kennedy Space centre land, cost $5. but that also gets you onto the beach at PlayaLinda further out along Merritt Island Wildlife refuge.
You could be lucky & see some amazing Gators up close, we did this last time & were amazed at how much wildlife lives right alongside the Space Centre.
Nature & Space - amazing

Thank FleetChief1023
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Reviewed 16 June 2014

This is how it went: Wow. Look. It's a palm tree and another palm tree. Wait! What's that??!? Oh, it's a palm tree. Awesome. There's a bird. There's another bird. Hey, is that bird? Why, yes. Yes, it is a bird...just like the other nine million birds out there.

We were highly amused when we bumped into the stereotypical bird watcher couple, dressed in their safari hats, vests, and 3 super binoculars around their necks, sneaking around trying to camouflage themselves with the scenery. Well, we were amused until we ended up stuck behind them. See, the drive is unpaved, 15 mph, one way, and one lane. If you get stuck behind one of those avid bird lovers, you're stuck behind them FOR FOREVER! This couple was maxing out at 4 mph and stopping frequently. There was an entire line of cars just waiting for them to snap the perfect picture of...A BIRD! I, honestly, was contemplating violence.

The highlight of the trip was the visitor center. There's a nice little museum that had several hands on exhibits. There was lots of fun information about the different types of wildlife that the area is supposed to have. The clerk at the reception was incredibly nice. He was very friendly and helpful! He spent some time advising us where to visit and describing the different trails that are available. Overall, unless you are that couple with the safari hats and binoculars and a peculiar interest in birdwatching, skip the refuge and visit the Kennedy Space Center instead!

4  Thank Miss Mandy M
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