Wetlands along the Trail
Mansfield Mullum Wetlands
Close to the Rail Trail start/finish point at the Mansfield Station and Visitor Information Centre, the development of the Mansfield Wetlands began in 1998.
The Mansfield Wetlands provide a habitat for native fauna, recreation for the community and improvements to water quality in local catchments.
The site is currently maintained by Friends of the Mansfield Mullum Wetlands Incorporated.
Walk or cycle along the trail or do the circuit. A full circuit of the Mansfield Wetlands is approximately 1.5km and you should allow 45 minutes. Seating is available along the route.
Mansfield Mullum Wetlands Mansfield
Yea Wetlands and the Y Water Centre
The main walk track in the Yea Wetlands is named after John Franklin a native of the neighbouring Nira Illum Bulluk clan and recognises his contribution to Yea’s development and importantly, the District’s aboriginal culture heritage.
Just a short walk from High Street you can now lose yourself in the peace and tranquility of the natural bush and riverine floodplain wetlands. Just walk down the Franklin Track across the cable suspension bridge, being sure to watch for platypus or native water rats foraging for food along the river bed and you begin to understand the treasure that Yea truly has.
Be sure to look up in the trees occasionally for Koalas and take the ramp over the bridge and you will enter a cleared area popular for picnics, functions or just relaxing... that’s one of the secrets - stop, look and listen. You will be surprised at the native birds, plants and animals that you will discover.
Yea Wetlands and Y Water Centre