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Macfarlane Street, Heyfield VIC 3858
Take a picturesque walk around the wetlands of Heyfield, discovering more about the area at the Wetlands Information Centre, the home to the Neville-Smith timber industry display. Once the site of the Heyfield Racecourse, this beautiful lake is now home to a number of a large number of bird and animal species.
There are four kilometres of walkways with eight exercise stations and boardwalks that have been built on the twenty eight hectare reserve. The Wetlands offers a place for people to enjoy walking, exercising, bird watching, fishing, photography and outdoor events. The walks feature gravel pathways that are generally flat, making them accessible for those with wheelchairs and prams.
See the graceful water birds, and the unique water plants which rely on the rich, moist beds of minerals available in the wetlands mud. Admire the wonderful mixture of wetland aromas with a hint of eucalypt that is particularly prominent just before rain.
The wetlands are also a haven for various frog and bird species. Parrots and water birds can be observed close up in their breeding boxes. The walks are easy with well formed tracks, only occasional steps and no experience is required to complete.
There are four walks to choose from:
- Sero Walk; 660 metres, 12-15 mins return
- Lathams Snipe Walk; 680 metres, 15 mins return
- Woodlands Walk; 990 metres, 25 mins return
- Marsh Frog Walk; 630 metres, 12-15 mins return