Take yourself for a wander through our precious wetlands and waterways and learn more about the many important species that call them home.
There are over 100 individual wetlands covering a total of 11,630 hectares
in the Greater Geelong region.
From coastal and freshwater wetlands, to major waterways and
smaller creek systems, these areas make up a significant part of the total
habitat remaining in the Geelong area.
Three of our wetlands are internationally-recognised under the
Ramsar Convention, but all support a diverse range of plants, birds and other
animals, including a number of rare or threatened species.
of the sites we’ve chosen to feature as part of our wetland wanderings are suitable
for day trips, school excursions and self-guided tours.
on the relevant wetland to find out more:
* A Ramsar-listed Wetland of International Importance.
When visiting wetlands...
- Keep 200 metres away from roosting, breeding or feeding birds.
- Keep dogs on a lead and away from bird areas and clean up after them.
- Don’t trample plants, as coastal and wetland plants are easily damaged and can take many years to recover.
- Don’t leave any rubbish behind, as it will pollute the wetland and can directly kill or injure wildlife.