Winton Wetlands

Top choice in Victoria

This wetlands restoration project is said to be the Southern Hemisphere's largest. A conglomeration of 32 wetlands spreads over 8750 hectares, with red-gum woodlands and more than 180 species of birds. Public art is dotted throughout the area -–rent a mountain bike from the visitor centre – and the onsite Mokoan Hub & Cafe has won national awards for sustainable architecture. Overnight stays in glamping tents is also possible, with the well-equipped campsite offering barbecues and a peaceful vibe.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Victoria attractions

1. Costume & Kelly Museum

8.96 MILES

This museum, in the same building as the visitor centre, has fascinating exhibits including costume displays from the 1930s and a delightful miniature…

3. Benalla Art Gallery

9.06 MILES

Across the lake and set within the beautiful Botanic Garden, Benalla Art Gallery has a collection of Australian art, including paintings from the…

4. Wangaratta Cemetery

13.46 MILES

South of town lies the grave of Dan ‘Mad Dog’ Morgan, a notorious bushranger. It contains most of Morgan’s remains – after he was fatally shot at nearby…

5. Sam Miranda

17.17 MILES

The unmistakable Sam Miranda has an architecturally designed cellar door and a wide range of Italian-style wines. Tapas, shared platters and hearty mains…

6. John Gehrig Wines

17.69 MILES

Based at Oxley, this winery is run by fifth-generation winemakers who produce rare varieties like verjuice.

7. Brown Brothers

20.41 MILES

The region’s best-known winery, Brown Brothers vineyard’s first vintage was in 1889 and it has remained in the hands of the same family ever since. As…

8. Wood Park Wines

20.77 MILES

Wood Park Wines has wine tastings at its cellar door set up within the Milawa Cheese Company.