Discover the magnificence of the wetlands and the animals and plants living here.

Combining fun with educational and environmental activities, suitable for all ages including: guided tours, safari boat trips, bird hides and a nature board walk. Light watersports and activities available during the summer season. Activities include Outdoor Team building, Scavenger hunts, Orienteering, Mammals: show and tell, Clay modelling, Nature studies talk and the Climbing Wall.
The 22-acre site has been landscaped as a microcosm of the coastal wetland habitats of Tralee Bay Estuary to give visitors a taste of what they might find in the reserve, from freshwater swamps and reedbeds to saltmarsh and mudflats.The visit is fully guided by a local expert, and will not only take in the wetland habitats and their associated wildlife, but also a beautifully designed and child-friendly interpretive audio-visual exhibition and a 20-metre viewing tower which overlooks the whole site, and from which you can see right out across Tralee Bay to Mount Brandon to the west and Fenit Island to the north.


The major focus is on education and environment through camps, talks, workshops, lectures and parties.
The Interactive Wildlife Exhibition allows you to walk through state-of-the-art exhibits that tell the story of natural heritage of Tralee from its ancient geological formation to the management challenges of the future. Discover the magnificence of the wetlands and the animals and plants living here via interactive touch screens, high definition video, interactive maps and aquatic tanks. Tour Guides are at hand to enhance your visit and answer questions. All exhibits available in French, German and Irish.
Ballyseedy Café offers breakfast, lunch and refreshments overlooking the lake.

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Highlights
  • 20-metre Viewing Tower
  • Nature Zone Wildlife Reserve
  • Interactive Wildlife Exhibition
  • Visitor Centre, Café & Facilities
  • Activity Lake with Pedalo Boats, Rowing Boats and Water Walking Zorb
Open Year Round

Opening Times

Open Daily Year Round

March to October 10:00-16:00

November to February 11:00-16:00

The last admission to the Centre is 60 minutes prior to the advertised closing time.

Prices

Admission Prices 2019

Self-Guided
Adult: €5.00
Child: €2.00
Senior/Student: €5.00
Family (2 Adults + 3 Children): €20.00

Guided Tours
Adult: €10.00
Child: €5.00
Senior/Student: €8.00
Family (2 Adults + 3 Children): €32.00

Pedalo Boat €15.00 (5 persons/30 mins)
Rowing Boat €10.00 (2 persons/30 mins)

See website for Zorbing and Climbing Wall prices

Useful Information

Children should be supervised at all times. Please note some of the ponds and lakes are deep.

Getting There

Located in Ballyard, in Tralee just across from the Aquadome. It is just off the roundabout for the Dingle Road.

Map Location: 52.261412, -9.716354
Contact Tralee Bay Wetlands Centre

Ballyard Road, Tralee, Co. Kerry, Ireland


Eircode: V92 HH57
T: +353 (0)66 712 6700
E: info@traleebaywetlands.org
W:
www.traleebaywetlands.org
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