The Tralee Bay Wetlands Centre Opens
The Tralee Bay Wetlands Centre, a new nature and activity attraction, will provide visitors the unique opportunity to discover the diverse and spectacular Tralee Bay Nature Reserve. The reserve encompasses over 8000 acres, extending from Tralee town to the Maharee Islands, and is a designated Natura 2000 site, as well as the perfect place for families to explore.
The state of the art centre is divided into two sections – the activity zone and the nature zone. The activity zone is free to access and includes an activity lake where pedal boats, hydrobikes, canoes and rowing boats are available for hire. There’s also a “learn to fish” lake for young and novice anglers, as well as a Lakeside picnic area. Explore more with a myriads of walks around the breathtaking reserve, or grab a bike and cycle through this unique ecosystem.
Access to the nature zone is via the eco-friendly visitor centre where you’ll get a close up look at the Tralee Bay ecosystem. Here, the diversity of the Tralee Bay ecosystem is explained though interactive displays and hands-on activities. Also included is a guided tour, a te minute safari boat trip through the freshwater wetlands and access to the 20 metre high viewing tower which affords panoramic views of Tralee Bay.
The Tralee Bay Wetlands Centre opened to the public on Saturday, March 31st and opening hours are from 10am to 5pm daily (with later hours in summer). Family packages are available at €20 for 2 adults and 3 children, with discounted rates for students and OAP’s.