Part of the River Heritage and Wetland Trail goes through the Sale Common Wetland. Here you will find a boardwalk which goes for ages winding its way through the freshwater marsh, red gum woodland and tall grassed areas. The 308 hectares reserve which is made up of approximately 70% of freshwater marsh is a picturesque, peaceful place to walk. For the more energetic to run or cycle. There are a couple of walks to choose from depending on your fitness level and time available.
As you walk through the area you can read up on the history and find out about the life of the aboriginal people. You can learn about how the land was once used during the early European settlement. Don’t forget to watch out for the water birds. A lovely place for bird watchers, nature lovers and photographers to enjoy. Depending on when you visit keep your eyes open for snakes.
Sale Common Wetland Facilities
- Walking trail
- Car park
We totally loved our walk, from the winding dirt track through the woodlands to the boardwalk. We couldn’t believe how far the boardwalk went. Unfortunately we didn’t make it to the lookout point as time was not on our side. On this day we were still to visit the Port of Sale and make our way back home to Melbourne.
Nearby places to explore
If you opt to go on the River Heritage and Wetland Trail it will take you to the Swing Bridge, Sale Powder Magazine, Lake Gutheridge/Guyatt and the Port of Sale , All of them are worth visiting. If you are not up to walking the length of the trail, you can reach the different attractions by car.
- Swing Bridge, Sale
- Sale Powder Magazine
- Lake Gutheridge/Guyatt, Sale
- Port of Sale
- Golden Beach
- Seaspray Beach
Places we explored in Gippsland Region
Sale is often a place that people visit to break their journey. However many opt to stay here and learn about the history and take in the beauty of this lovely town.
Below are some of the places we explored as part of our 4 day exploration through some of the Gippsland Region of Victoria. It is a magnificent, picturesque place to be. Home to one of the most dangerous roads in Australia. We thoroughly recommend taking as much time as possible to thoroughly enjoy what is on offer.
Click on the links to learn more about beautiful places we visited:
- 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
Sale Common Wetland Location
Located as part of the River Heritage and Wetland Trail in Sale which is the Gippsland Region of Victoria.
- South Gippsland Highway, Longford, Victoria 3851
- Approximately 215km, 3hrs from Melbourne CBD
- Approximately 3.7km, 6mins from Sale
Have you explored this scenic part and historical part of Sale? If you have we’d love to hear about your experiences or anywhere else that you think we should explore