Wyndham Bay Trail to Werribee South Foreshore

50 Quay Blvd, Werribee South VIC 3030

Wyndham Bay Trail to Werribee South Foreshore

50 Quay Blvd, Werribee South VIC 3030

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37 m
2.46 km
Easy

A lovely walk along the Wyndham Bay Trail follows the coastline from Wyndham Harbour to charming Werribee South foreshore beach. 2.5 km one way, 5 km return.

Wyndham Bay Trail to Werribee South Foreshore

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A lovely walk along the Wyndham Bay Trail follows the coastline from Wyndham Harbour to charming Werribee South foreshore beach. 2.5 km one way, 5 km return.

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This 2.5 km walk (5 km return) is a great place to exercise, catch a sea breeze and enjoy bay views. Wyndham Bay Trail is a wide, sealed path stretching from the ultra-modern Wyndham Harbour to charming Werribee South Foreshore Beach. If you are doing a return walk (5 km), allow some time to soak up the beachside vibes before heading back.

Werribee South foreshore has a sleepy, fishing village feel and it is utterly charming! The Werribee River mouth joins Port Phillip Bay here and the area is teaming with birdlife. On the opposite bank is the Werribee treatment plant, a haven for birdlife, sometimes known as the Kakadu of the south. We saw cormorants, spoonbills, oystercatchers and pelicans, to name a few.

The old jetty and new boat pontoons are a lovely place to sit and watch the river, boats and birds.

Toilets are available at the start and finish of this walk.

Thank you to Wyndham City Council and Werribee River Association for contributing photographs for this walk.

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Points of Interest

1. Wyndham Harbour views

Starting point for this walk is the Wyndham Harbour.

2. Wyndham Bay Trail

A smooth surface for walkers along the length of this walk.

3. Ramsar Wetland signage

Wyndham Harbour is located in close proximity to Ramsar sites, providing critical habitat for migratory birds.

4. More waterfront views

This walk is a great place to exercise with the bonus of a sea breeze.

5. Changing coastal scenery of the Wyndham Bay Trail

Just past the harbour, you see the first of many sandy beaches.

6. East Beach, Werribee South

Another sandy beach on the path.

7. South Werribee Beach

Seats located in a great spot to look out at the water.

8. Werribee South Beach. Photo: Wyndham City Council

Werribee River estuary is within sight. It's such a charming place!

9. Towards the jetty. Photo: Werribee River Association

Werribee South Beach is popular for fishing, paddling, swimming and boating. It's ideal for walking, too.

10. Playground and barbeques

With tons of natural charm and beauty, it's not surprising that the playground and barbeques are popular. Werribee South Caravan Park is located across the road.

11. Werribee Foreshore Beach

A nice place to take your shoes off and wade in the water. Swimmers beware of boat traffic, strong currents and deep patches.

12. Old jetty

The old jetty is rickety, so if you walk on it, watch your step.

13. Fishing village vibes

The jetty and boat ramp allow for journeys up river or out to the bay.

14. Birdlife across the river

On the bank opposite the jetty is Werribee Treatment Plant , a sanctuary for birdlife.

15. Estuary at sunset. Photo: Werribee River Association.

The river estuary is stunning at sunset. The You Yangs are sometimes visible in the distance.


Features

Picnic Spot Picnic Spot
Drinking Water available Drinking Water available
Seating Available Seating Available
Public toilets Public toilets
Pram friendly Pram friendly
Nature trail Nature trail
Lake, creek, river Lake, creek, river