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“disappointing”
Review of RSPB Balranald

RSPB Balranald
Reviewed 2 August 2014

Made special effort to go on Ranger led walk and saw very little. Went later myself and saw much more of the reserve and far more birds than the walk leader had shown us.
Led walk was very poor value for the £5 charge.

Thank borderscot2014
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Reviewed 2 August 2014

When we arrived at the car park, we went into the visitor's centre hoping to find information that would be relevant. We actually found it a bit wanting as there was nobody apparantly working there, it was just a room with information on the walls. We went outside, but also had problems finding the actual route to follow. After a while we just decided to walk along the coast and found a path after some time. We soon forgot about this once we saw the scenery, the crushing waves, the birds and the flowers. We were quite lucky with the weather, most of the time we had sunshine, but with the occasional cloud before it started raining. The colours where brilliant. We really enjoyed it and spent 4 hours walking the whole ciruit. One piece of advise though: bring something to eat! There was only a small van selling snacks at the camping site just after leaving the visitor's centre, and that was not open when we started off at 11 am.

Thank LiseBB2014
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Reviewed 30 July 2014

Beautifully kept campsite with the cleanest amenities I have ever seen on a campsite. We had been wild camping for a few days previously and found this oasis in the heart of the Balranald Nature Reserve. The beach was just over the sand dunes (around 2 minutes walk) and we saw a spectacular sunset over St.Kilda while we were there. Pitching fees for a tent are only £7, plus £2 per adult and £1 per child. The site is quite small but the location is amazing, particularly for bird lovers.

Thank MontanaReid
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Reviewed 27 July 2014

This is the second time we`ve visited the site - both times in July. Beautiful walks - stunning wildflowers as far as the eye can see and lovely clean beaches with white sand and clear turquoise water. A photographer`s paradise! Good wee Visitor Centre with toilets which actually had hot water/toilet paper/soap and paper towels - well done! We`ll be back!

1  Thank StickyToffeeQueen
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Reviewed 26 July 2014

This RSPB Reserve is well worth a visit. The paths are clearly laid out and it is an easy walk through the fields to the beach. We spent a good half-hour on the almost deserted beach watching Oystercatchers dipping in the shallow waters. We visited in June, when the wildflowers made the area very attractive. One little niggle - the Information Centre was a bit of a let-down, but this did not detract from the visit.

1  Thank Strolling_Goldfish
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