Wangaratta Common Nature Conservation Reserve

Tone Road, Wangaratta, Victoria, 3677MAP

  • Parks and Gardens

Bounded by Tone Road, Mason Street and Greta Road, the reserve can be accessed by walking tracks from the public roads mentioned above, as well as Hay Avenue and Connell Street. This large relatively intact native grassland with diverse plants (96 species to date) is stunning in spring and early summer.

A large woodland area in the northwest of the reserve includes a seasonal River Red Gum wetland and grassy Grey Box woodland in the higher parts and offers excellent bird watching at times. The grassland portion of the reserve is burnt every one to two years by Parks Victoria to maintain the grassland structure and diversity. This, along with much of the reserve becoming boggy during wet periods, means that it is best experienced during spring and dry winters.