Walk on Bunurong Country at Grahams Wetlands
Nestled inland from Werribee South beach, at the mouth of the estuary section of Wirribi Yaluk/Werribee River, is this 22 hectare expanse of saltmarsh. A haven for wildlife including frogs, birds and fish, this reserve has stunning views across Nerm/Port Phillip Bay, Wurdi Youang/The You Yangs and a remarkable variety of coastal plants found in few other areas.
A Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony will be hosted by a Bunurong Elder, at the heart of the reserve. From there, guided walks by our Riverkeeper and team will explore the trails along the waterway and around the wetlands to discover the plants and creatures that inhabit this unique ecosystem. We might even spot a rare Orange-Bellied Parrot, known to visit these shores.
Meet at the access gate to Grahams Wetlands reserve, at the corner of Diggers and Beach Roads, Werribee South, at 2pm. We will walk together along the track to the reserve and central meeting place. Guided walks will be held after the Bunurong Ceremony and conclude by 4pm back at the access gate.
This area can get muddy so wear suitable footwear, sunsmart clothing and bring a jacket, as the wind from the bay can be chilly. Unfortunately due to the tracks, slopes and a rock barrier, this is not an all-access trail, and may not be suitable for wheeled transport such as strollers. There are public toilet facilities at Werribee South Jetty reserve. Parking is available at JB Bellin Reserve, a short walk across grass to Grahams Wetlands reserve. There is also a car park at the south end of Diggers Road, cross with care at the corner. https://maps.app.goo.gl/rsFSY615MGKcdFbt6