Greens Hill Walk, Winton Wetlands

Boggy Bridge Rd., Winton Wetlands 3725

Greens Hill Walk, Winton Wetlands

Boggy Bridge Rd., Winton Wetlands 3725

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45 m
2.65 km
Easy

This loop walk visits woodland capped hills linked by open tracks with gorgeous broad views across the wetlands. It is rich in local history and wildlife.

Greens Hill Walk, Winton Wetlands

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Summary

This loop walk visits woodland capped hills linked by open tracks with gorgeous broad views across the wetlands. It is rich in local history and wildlife.

Description

Greens Hill walk offers the opportunity to explore each historic phase of the site through its evidence of Aboriginal inhabitation, early European infrastructure remnants and signs of ecological restoration.

Keep your eyes peeled and you will hopefully see an array of wildlife, from Yellow-footed Antechinus to the huge White-bellied Sea Eagle.

This walking track is a trail marked gravel pathway with one short section of grassy pathway.

Public toilets can be found at the Greens Hill camping ground car park just downhill. Other amenities include sheltered picnic tables, a hanging fire bowl, comprehensive interpretive signage and designated camping sites. Camping can be booked. This involves booking and payment to be made via the website. Use this link: Winton Wetlands camping

This is a walk for all ages and seasons. Be mindful summer can be hot. Remember to carry food, water, first aid and be Sun Smart.

Directions:
From Mokoan Hub and Cafe head right along Lake Mokoan Road for 5.3km. Turn right into Boggy Bridge Road. Travel 3km and where the road bends left, you veer to the right into the Greens Hill entry. Travel a further 700m and you will arrive at the upper (trailhead) car park and picnic shelter.

Pets are not permitted in Winton Wetlands.

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

Other Winton Wetland walks:
Woodland walk
Sculpture Walk
Mokoan Ponds Walk
Heron Loop
Robertsons Hill Walk
Swan Wall Walk
Humphries Hill Walk

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Points of Interest

1. Art in the landscape

As with most of the Winton Wetlands sites, there is great public art to enjoy. Here the back of the picnic shelter has been used as a large canvas.

2. The trailhead

The trailhead is located right beside the end of a large car park. It is clearly signed. Excellent interpretive signs covering the natural world and local history are a feature of the walk.

3. The track

The largely gravel track is easy to follow over open woodland hills, across grasslands and into wetland border areas.

4. Historical remnants

In some locations along the track remnant historical artefacts speak of a different past.

5. Birdlife

The diversity of birdlife at Winton Wetlands is phenomenal. It is always a good idea to carry binoculars for observations such as this branch full of the small, pretty and lively Welcome Swallows.

6. Who else might you meet?

On any given visit wildlife encounters will be different. How quietly you pass and keenly you observe are key factors. As well as diverse birdlife, there will be Kangaroos, but expect more.

7. A River Red Gum crown

This section of the walk takes you onto a rocky sided hillock. It forms a promontory surrounded by wetlands with enchanting vistas on all sides.

8. A sunlit skeletal forest

The skeletal remains of the forest drowned by the damming of Lake Mokoan are beautifully evocative.

9. Sunset over the wetlands

As the sun goes down the frog chorus erupts and right there and then in the Winton Wetlands, all is right with the world

10. Enjoying the sunset

It isn't only humans who enjoy this time of day.

11. The grassy walk

The grassy path to and from the Greens Hill promontory is the only section that is not fully gravelled.

12. Greens Hill homestead site

Exploring the historic homestead site gives fascinating insight into European rural life in the area prior to rehabilitation. Several signs point to and describe features of significance.

13. Camping is permitted at Greens Hill

Camping sites are well defined.

14. Amenities

The camping ground provides ample parking, a large suspended fire bowl and sheltered picnic table. There are also clean public toilets on site.


Features

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