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Benalla - Winton Wetlands



The Wetlands is open visitors every day of the year except on days of Total Fire Ban. Entry to the site is free. Visitors can enjoy a wide variety of activities including bushwalking, cycling, canoeing, bird watching, picnicking, boating and many others.

Canoeing - There is no better way to explore Winton Wetlands than on the water. Paddle your way across one of the vast wetlands, taking in the view, not to mention the serenity. A boat ramp on the northern foreshore makes launching easy. Being an ephemeral wetland means the water comes and goes, so we advise contacting the Visitor Hub to check on the water level before planning your adventure.

Walks - The Winton Wetlands offers a range of trails around the Reserve that make exploration safe and easy. A detailed map of the designated walks can be picked up from the Mokoan Hub.

Greens Hill Walk (2.6km)
This walk provides an excellent opportunity to enjoy an elevated look over the wetlands. Explore each phase of the site's cultural heritage through evidence of Aboriginal inhabitants, European heritage and observe the ongoing ecological restoration. Visit the homestead site of the Green family, who farmed and resided here in the 1960s.

Woodland Walk (540m)
An easy walk from the Mokoan Hub that showcases a number of woodland species. Hear the many calls of the woodland birds and take in the beautiful box grassy woodland as you explore the layers of Red-gum renewal.

Spit Walk (9km)
Located at the end of a spectacular natural lunette, this isolated part of the wetlands is one of the most beautiful and culturally important. Historically it was a place for gatherings of Indigenous people. Geographically the sandy lunette is the most easterly of its kind in Victoria.

Dam Wall Walk (7.7km)
One of the highest points on the site, the Dam Wall offers a different perspective and is the perfect spot to take in a sunrise.

Star Gazing - An evening under the stars at Winton Wetlands will remain with you long after you leave. Clear, unobstructed skies provide the perfect setting to ponder how insignificant we really are. The Observation Pad on the northern foreshore provides the perfect location to take in the stars. The local astronomy group regularly visit the site.

Bird Watching - With over 188 species of bird recorded at Winton Wetlands, it is a twitcher’s paradise. There are many locations within the Reserve where birds can be discreetly observed in their natural environment.

Facilities - For most visitors to the Winton Wetlands, the first port of call is the Mokoan Visitor Hub & Cafe. This is located at 652 Lake Mokoan Road.

There are also a number of designated picnic locations throughout the site that provide ideal resting points.


Address | Contact


24 Church Street,  Benalla 3671, Victoria, Australia. View Map Map opens in new browser window
Telephone: (03) 5762 1192
Map: X910 Ref: V1

Web Links


Link www.wintonwetlands.org.au

Link Astronomy Benalla



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