Wander through our wondrous wetlands and explore the network of raised boardwalks and pathways. Dog on leash are welcome. Our wetlands are home to a number of snake species so please remember to respect their spaces and stay on the paths. View the Yea Wetlands map here.
#1 Sneak peek (5 minutes)
Stroll to the cable suspension bridge to check for platypus or Rakali (the native water rats) foraging for food along the river bed. Take time to look up in the trees for koalas and remember to stop, look and listen.
#2 The Franklin Track and Taungurung Heritage Trail 1.5km (30-45mins)
The Franklin Track and its raised boardwalks follow the highest land within the Yea Wetlands. Interpretive signs along the route of the Franklin Track include a summary of key stories of how the Taungurung used and valued the natural assets of the Yea region’s many waterways and wetlands. Two bird hides provide opportunities to observe the abundant bird life and fauna of the Wetlands.
#3 Waterbirds and Waterholes 1.9km (45- 60 minutes)
Watch for native and migratory waterbirds, around billabongs. This walk combines the Wetlands Loop (380ms) with the Franklin Track walk (1.5kms return) and takes you to the northern most point of the Wetlands. Woodsy’s Lagoon (Galk Wanrenga) which fills and empties with the seasons, is at the head of the Wetlands Loop