Woodland Walk, Winton Wetlands

Lake Mokoan Rd., Chesney Vale 3725

Woodland Walk, Winton Wetlands

Lake Mokoan Rd., Chesney Vale 3725

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15 m
.62 km
Easy

Conveniently located near Mokoan Cafe, this walk offers all ages the opportunity to experience the ambience of a wetlands wooded embankment, meet its occupants and enjoy surrounding landscapes.

Woodland Walk, Winton Wetlands

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Summary

Conveniently located near Mokoan Cafe, this walk offers all ages the opportunity to experience the ambience of a wetlands wooded embankment, meet its occupants and enjoy surrounding landscapes.

Description

Whether teeming with life in wetter seasons or hauntingly atmospheric when drier, Winton Wetlands is a fascinating location. This site is a must see for all nature lovers.

This short gravel walking track is well marked and suitable for all ages. It gradually loops, showcasing local woodland bird and plant species. This is a walk for all seasons. However, summer can be very hot. Remember to carry food, water, first aid and be SunSmart.

At this location a wooded embankment meets a wetland shoreline. Where ecosystems meet species diversity typically increases because each species has the opportunity to utilise resources found in adjacent systems.

The belt of River Red Gums of various ages found here originates with seed deposits at past high water marks. Look out for one particularly large and ancient River Red Gum in the middle of the loop as you pass.

Interpretive signs along the route provide interesting insights into the creatures and features of the site.

Pets are not permitted in Winton Wetlands.

From the Mokoan Hub and Cafe head south along the main car park for 700m. There are plenty more parking spaces here, picnic tables and clean public toilets at the nearby boat ramp.

Parts of Winton Wetlands are remote. In case of emergency call 000.

Other Winton Wetlands walks:
Greens Hill walk
Sculpture Walk
Mokoan Ponds Walk
Heron Walk
Robertsons Hill Walk
Swan Wall Walk
Humphries Hill Walk

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Points of Interest

1. Amenities

Picnic tables are situated south of the old boat ramp next to the entrance to the Woodland Walk. Signs clearly mark the trailhead. Clean public toilets are nearby.

2. A walk suitable for all ages.

The track is smooth gravel easily negotiable by foot. It is short and flat enough for all ages to enjoy.

3. View beyond the boat ramp

Winton Wetlands provides a great diversity of habitat. Here extensive reed beds provide shelter for small birds and animals from larger predators.

4. Stunning landscapes

The place really is an observer, photographer and artist's dream. It offers a different palette for each season and expansive vistas to simply contemplate or creatively capture.

5. Peak predator

Winton Wetlands is a haven for raptors. The combination of water, vast reed-beds, surrounding grasslands, woodlands and rocky ridge lines provides a wide range of prey.

6. Views to a place full of life

The scale of the wetlands is enormous. There is always birdlife to satisfy the most demanding observer. When the surface water is expanding the most appropriate description is "teeming with life".

7. Informative signage

Installed along the walk are interesting interpretive signs describing features and local inhabitants.

8. Footbridge

A foot bridge has been constructed to cross a gully at the top of the loop.

9. Woodland birds

Look closely into the surrounding foliage for resident and visiting woodland birds such as this White-plumed Honeyeater.


Features

Picnic spot Picnic spot
Seating available Seating available
Public toilets Public toilets
Historical interest Historical interest
Nature trail Nature trail
Lake, creek, river Lake, creek, river