Booderee National Park

Important COVID-19 update

Booderee National Park has a number of COVID-19 safety measures in place to protect visitors, staff and the local community.

For further information on Booderee National Park’s COVID-19 safety measures please refer to the COVID-19 safety webpage and check the entry requirements before visiting Booderee National Park.

The eastern snake-necked turtle The eastern snake-necked turtle

The Eastern snake-necked turtle, as the name suggests, has a long neck which is usually about half the length of its round shell. It lives in freshwater environments where it feeds on invertebrates, tadpoles and small fishes.

Most of the turtle’s time is spent in the water, but it can make overland movements in search of new waterholes and nesting areas. In Booderee these movement happen from September to March.

The best place look for this turtle is at the rainforest boardwalk, in the Booderee Botanic Gardens.