Nature lovers looking for a trail which is educational and provides an insight into the history of the Sale area then this 15km trail is for you. From seeing the oldest operational Swing Bridge in Australia to seeing the Sale Powder Magazine, walking along boardwalks through the Common Wetland Area and to the Port of Sale, there is so much to see.
You can opt to walk the full length of the trail or do what we did and drive near to the attractions and walk from the car parks. No matter which option you choose or if you choose to see all the beautiful places we are sure you will not be disappointed.
Many of the places have picnic tables to relax and soak up the peacefulness. For birdwatchers, cyclists, joggers, walkers and photographers there is something for all to enjoy.
What attractions can I see on the trail?
Below are a number of the attractions that can be seen on the trail, or for some that rather break the trail up drive to the different car parks and walk from there.
Click on the below links to find out more:
How long should I allow to do the trail?
If you plan to walk the entire 15km trail and stop along the way to enjoy the attractions and to read up on the history of the areas, then I would allow about 4 hours. This however will depend on your fitness level and how long you spend at each attraction. You could easily spend the day on the trail.
Other places to explore in the Gippsland Region
Outside of Sale there are so many places with stunning scenery to explore within the picturesque Gippsland Region of Victoria.
Below are just a few of the places we’ve explored and if you have the time we recommend you explore.
- Buchan Reserve, Buchan
- Little River Falls, Wulgulmerang East
- Little River Gorge, Wulgulmerang East
- McKillops Bridge, Deddick Valley
- Ambyne Suspension Bridge, Deddick Valley
- Pettmans Beach, Lake Tyers
- Shelleys Beach, Lake Tyers
- Lakes Entrance
- Golden Beach
How long do I need to explore the Gippsland Region?
Many ask how long should they allow to explore the Gippsland Region, simple answer, as long as you possibly can. No matter how long you take we are sure you will want longer.
From the caves at Buchan Reserve, the iconic McKillops Bridge which is reached by traveling on 11km of whats said to be the most dangerous road in Australia to the deepest Gorge in Victoria….then there are all the gorgeous sandy, golden beaches along the Ninety Mile Beach and Lakes Entrance...so many places!!! Take as long as you can, if needed break your journey up like we have and do sections at a time.
River Heritage and Wetlands Trail Location
The River Heritage and Wetlands Trail is located in Sale in the Gippsland Region of Victoria. You can join the trail from a number of areas including Sale Common Wetland, Swing Bridge or Port of Sale. Check out the map to see where you’d like to join the trail.
Have you explored the picturesque Gippsland Region of Victoria? If you have we’d love to hear about your journeys and any tips on places you think we should visit.