Wonthaggi Rifle Range Wetland Wonthaggi

A beautiful walk through the rehabilitated Wonthaggi Rifle Range Wetlands and out to Butts Lookout for great panoramic views.

Reed Crescent, Wonthaggi, Victoria, 3995


Description:  Walk through the wetlands of the rehabilitated former rifle range to The Butts Lookout for panoramic views and birdlife.  The Butts is a mound of clay placed behind the targets of the old rifle range, (any bullets that missed the targets would generally hit the clay mound).  About 200m from the car park the track branches to the right to a bird hide overlooking the wetland.  Walkers may continue on from the Butts Lookout to the Wonthaggi Heathland.  

Location: Reed Crescent, Wonthaggi

Length and approximate time to complete:

  • Length/Time - 2km return / 1hour walking return (to the Butts Lookout)

Quick Facts:

  • Difficulty - Easy
  • Track surface - Grass and compacted gravel
  • Parking - Car park (unsealed) in Reed Crescent, Wonthaggi
  • Designated Accessible Parking - No
  • Toilets - No
  • Wheelchairs - Unsuitable
  • Prams - No
  • Bicycles - No
  • Dogs - Yes, on lead
  • Picnic table/BBQ - Seats at bird hide

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