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Winton Wetlands

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Winton wetlands

A big story here. The scale of it all. Two lots of people forced out. The silent desolation of a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
johndI7607TO
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Wangaratta, Australia
via mobile
Great organic coffee and high quality produce

The former Lake Mokoan is now the Winton Wetlands. The storage was decommissioned a few years ago... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Phantom_F00die
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Melbourne, Australia
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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, a paddle in a kayak or a relaxing visit to the Mokoan Hub and Café (open 7 days, 9am-4pm) – where you will find...more
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Lake Mokoan Rd, Benalla, Victoria 3725, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visited the wetlands for the first time, mid-January in a very dry year. So yes, there isn’t a lot of water to see but there is so much evidence of what a wetland is. The Broken River has always been just that, broken into...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Long drive out for not much there! The drought has been unkind to the wetlands. It was eerie seeing all the dead trees and vastness in between. Not a "must-see", but if you have the time and are wondering... then take the drive out.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A big story here. The scale of it all. Two lots of people forced out. The silent desolation of a drowned forest. The long term task of regeneration. Alert but not alarmed families of kangaroos. A very fine hub and place for afternoon tea. Do...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank johndI7607TO
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The former Lake Mokoan is now the Winton Wetlands. The storage was decommissioned a few years ago and is now slowly regenerating back to a more natural state. Water levels are wholly dependent on the season, as such in Dec 2019, there is no water...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Phantom_F00die
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

Good scenic views with dead trees, flora and fauna. Great contrast of life and death for photographers lover. There is pretty interesting art around the wetlands.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank BBQMaster78
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

I love this place!!........the café is fantastic, fast friendly service the food delicious. Kids love the flying fox. Great cakes and coffee too!

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Shaladia75
Reviewed 5 July 2018

Had lunch here with my Mum and neice. She was obsessed with the zip line which we played on for ages. Had a walk to the observation deck too. No water here at the moment to see - weird to see it like this. Had...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank ccl_1978
Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

Magnificent art, lot of wild life. I spotted a few eagles. Lovely walks, they also rent bikes. There is a flying fox to keep the kids busy. They have an exquisite cafe with organic coffee, beautiful food and nice service. I highly recommend the smashed...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank 83starmountain
Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

We stopped here on our way home after reading about it in a local guide. This is a great little cafe. With delicious food & great service. Also knowing that you're contributing to something special 😄

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Lil2080
Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

The wetlands finishes off the benalla art trial was so interesting then to top off see the painted silos

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Amanda P
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