Kaluna Island walk, Wangaratta

West end of Thomas Street, Wangaratta

Kaluna Island walk, Wangaratta

West end of Thomas Street, Wangaratta

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21 m
1.4 km
Easy

Close to central Wangaratta, Kaluna Island adjoins is bordered by the King River and one of its anabranches creating an island. Enjoy this short loop walk through remnant River Red Gum woodland.

Kaluna Island walk, Wangaratta

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Summary

Close to central Wangaratta, Kaluna Island adjoins is bordered by the King River and one of its anabranches creating an island. Enjoy this short loop walk through remnant River Red Gum woodland.

Description

Close to the centre of Wangaratta, Kaluna Island adjoins Kaluna Park and is bordered by the King River and one of its anabranches, creating an island.

The only entry point is for foot traffic over a concrete bridge on the other side of the levee wall at the bottom of Thomas Street, off Wilson Road. This bridge crosses the anabranch and leads to a cleared walking track, which circles the reserve.

It is an 18ha hectare remnant of River Red Gum riverine woodland. Many of the trees here are over 300 years old and some have scars that tell ancient stories of their importance to local Aboriginal people.

Look out for Apple Box, a rare species of Eucalyptus in this area, and old River Bottlebrush. There are many beautiful native grasses including large stands of Kangaroo Grass.

Ongoing habitat restoration works ensure this remnant bushland is home to an abundance of native wildlife.

Access is difficult during periods of high river flow which may last for weeks at a time.

Also try the nearby Kaluna Park Billabong walk, a short 500m loop just south of here.

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Points of Interest

1. Entry Point

There is only one entry point to the island and becomes inaccessible when the river rises.

2. View of King River

One of points that you can view the King River

3. The path

The path is a dirt road

4. Beautiful trees

Some of the trees in this area are hundreds of years old.


Features

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