Winton Wetlands has been a part of the North East community for thousands of years and is now a wetland restoration and social renewal project unlike any other.
The 8,750Ha site, the largest scale wetland restoration project in the southern hemisphere, is leading the way in the creation of a major national facility for wetland education and research while offering unique nature based tourism activities and recreation.
The Victorian Government committed up to $20 million to restore the site following the decommissioning of Lake Mokoan. In 2009 the Winton Wetlands Committee of Management was appointed under the Crown Land (Reserves) Act 1978 to oversee the restoration of the site and implement the Future Land Use Strategy (FLUS).
Winton Wetlands is open to visitors every day of the year except on days of Total Fire Ban. Entry to the site is free and visitors can enjoy a wide variety of activities including bushwalking, cycling, canoeing, bird watching, picnicking, boating and many others. There are also a number of important historical sites within the Wetlands where visitors are encouraged to learn about their significance to the region.