Swainsona Reserve takes its name from the endangered Smooth Darling Pea, Swainsona galegifolia, which grows in the vicinity.  It is one of the two remaining remnant populations of Smooth Darling Pea in north east Victoria. Parklands continues to work in partnership with the Department of Sustainability and Environment (Vic) in a species recovery program for the Pea. 


Swainsona Reserve is a very special and peaceful place, although a significant fire in 2002-2003 dramatically changed the area. 

Features

  • Great scenic qualities
  • Access to abundant wildlife, birdlife and wildflowers in spring
  • If you walk quietly you might be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the shy Swamp Wallaby.
  • The Reserve is filled with a rich variety of woodland birds including wrens, thornbills, lorikeets, robins and pardalotes.
  • In spring keep your eye out for the threatened Smooth Darling Pea (Swainsona galegifolia) found in the Reserve.
  • Size: 30 ha hectares
  • Vegetation community: Box-stringy bark open woodlands, some open grassland
  • Landform: Rolling hillsides, rocky outcrops, natural gullies
  • Classification: Recreation and conservation 

Walking trails

  • Gully Walking Track (800 metres return)

Access

 Swainsona Reserve is situated on Felltimber Creek Road Wodonga. It takes approximately 15 mins drive from the centre of Wodonga.

Things to do

  • Birdwatching
  • Picnicking
  • Short walks
  • Photography
  • Nature observing

 

Facilities

  • Walking Tracks
  • Seating
  • Carparking

 

A long time ago (pre-1788)...

 

Not so long ago...

 

Today...

 

Aboriginal trainees particpating in Wodonga TAFE Certificate III in Horticulture training installed the lookout platforms, signage and interpretive shelters. They were also involved in many kilometres of steep fencing, track construction and consolidation, weed control, soil removal and revegetation. 

Swainsona