Crosswinds Wetlands Reserve- Wetlands Boardwalks & Picnic Area, Macksville
Enjoy the natural environment in the Crosswinds Wetlands Reserve.
In 1893 William and Christina Field selected 85 acres of land and built a settler's cottage on the rise overlooking this wetland which formed part of the property "Crosswinds". They cleared and fenced the land, commenced farming and raised a large family.
The original settler's cottage was later demolished and the timber used to construct the similar styled " Mary Boulton's Pioneer Cottage" in River Street Macksville.
Over the years and today the wetlands have been kept isolated from grazing livestock, this has encouraged the environment to flourish with native and exotic trees and grasses.
Visit the wetlands for a walk or picnic and learn about the aboriginal significance of this area.
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