Winton Wetlands

Winton Wetlands, Chesney Vale: Hours, Address, Winton Wetlands Reviews: 4/5

Winton Wetlands
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Visitors to Winton Wetlands can connect with the site in any number of ways. Whether it be a memorable walk, an adventurous bike ride or a relaxing visit to the Mokoan Hub and Café (open 7 days, 9am-4pm) – where you will find all of the information you need to explore the site. Located 15 minutes from Benalla, and 25 minutes from Wangaratta, the 8,750Ha site features 32 wetlands, nearly 5,000Ha of redgum and box grassy woodland and is home to a huge variety of flora and fauna, including over 180 species of birds. Winton Wetlands has an incredibly intricate history and a powerful presence. A place of cultural significance and beauty, the site has a strong Indigenous significance demonstrated by the thousands of artifacts throughout the landscape. The scar trees and mounds also indicate a long and continuous Indigenous presence. The Wetlands are in a constant state of change so every visit reveals something new and interesting.
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William W
9 contributions
Apr. 2022
Passed through in dreadful weather, so couldn't dally too long, but they're creating an amazing environment here, which will be of huge conservation significance. Visit if you can, go for a walk, take in the views and check out the bird life.
Written 4 May 2022
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Lilian M
Greater Sydney, Australia42 contributions
Apr. 2022
You need either a 4WD or be prepared to walk for kms to see anything. Very isolated, so go in a group.
Written 4 May 2022
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Mike K
Greater Melbourne, Australia9 contributions
Feb. 2022
It should be renamed "The Dead Tree Plains" as there is little or no water to be seen infested with weeds, dead trees and snakes we were very dissapointed
Written 28 February 2022
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PhilMalone
Footscray, Australia1,295 contributions
Dec. 2021
Self guided drive through a desert-like environment. The drive was broken up with various interesting stops at Art works throughout the wetlands. I would suggest you don't hurry this trip as you probably need around 3 hours to soak it all in. Staying overnight in Benalla is a good idea to give yourself plenty of time to view this unique environment.
Written 21 January 2022
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Carol Blue Mountains
Blue Mountains, Australia325 contributions
Jan. 2022
Though there was little water around there was plenty of wildlife. I went prior to sunset which was a spectacular experience, thanks to the lady in the Visitor Centre for the suggestion. Kangaroos coming to drink, birds roosting, echidnas waddling and the late light showing off the paintings on the water tanks. There is a cafe open during the day which would be worth the journey for the remoteness and views.
Written 12 January 2022
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AustralianinMexico
17 contributions
Apr. 2021 • Family
Perfect place for kids to run amok and be out in nature. We had a pleasant walk, lunch at the cafe (great food, service & setting!) and a go on the flying fox & educational playground.
Written 1 May 2021
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Dianne G
Melbourne, Australia1,302 contributions
Apr. 2021
This was the first place we visited on our recent trip to see the North East Victoria Silo Art Trail - it was a lot of fun, you have the painted water tank, the painted fish, the painted trees and the barge with coloured cows! All in lovely rural Victorian scenery
Written 6 April 2021
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Hi Dianne, Thank you for leaving a review. We're thrilled you enjoyed your visit! We hope to see you again soon.
Written 22 April 2021
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Destination616792
Melbourne, Australia7 contributions
Mar. 2021 • Friends
I have traveled past the decommissioned artificial Lake Mokoan on many trips up and down the Hume Highway and always wanted to explore the area one day.
Well, this last week it finally happened. And what a gem we found.
The nature walks are adorable, the cafe is delightful and the views stunningly intriguing. There’s so much more to see and do including camping and kayaking, that we are definitely coming back soon.
Well worth the drive from Wodonga!
Written 7 March 2021
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Hi @Destination616792, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We're thrilled you enjoyed your visit and we can't wait to see how your next visit goes! Please note, during the dryer months kayaking is limited to the Mokoan Ponds and during the Winter months the wetlands requires a substantial amount of rain to allow kayaking at other sites. However, you are right! There is plenty to see and do! Next time please feel free to give us a call or pop into the Mokoan Hub & Cafe for more information.
Written 10 March 2021
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Anthony S
Brisbane, Australia1,688 contributions
Feb. 2021
Due to time constraints we only visited the Green Hill section of the park but had a pleasant walk around the hill. No water visible but interesting to see the forest of dead river gums.
Written 26 February 2021
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MAW
Melbourne, Australia252 contributions
Dec. 2020
Took my artist elderly aunt to see the art, way too hot to do too much walking, so different from when the dam wall was still in place!
Written 26 January 2021
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Hello, You are right, during the warmer months the site can be very hot without much shade cover! We recommend you visit again in Winter or Autumn. In the meantime, the Mokoan Hub & Cafe is the perfect spot to enjoy warm days!
Written 3 February 2021
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  • Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 11:59 pm