The boardwalk (built by a youth employment scheme) provides an excellent opportunity to observe the wetlands while you walk your way through a variety of habitats, from the edge of the swamp, past islands and reed beds.
From there, a walking tracks lead you through woodlands and grasslands, along the Flooding Creek Track, passing through Red Gum woodlands and ending near the Latrobe River.
30% of the Sale Wetlands is made up from River Red Gum woodland and introduced grasslands, supporting a variety of animals, and birdlife. The Long Waterhole, is an area of permanent deep water and is an ideal habitat for fish, providing food for birds.
Much of the Sale Common is a freshwater marsh which can become dry during periods of insufficient rain. Lakes Guthridge and Guyatt also form part of the Sale Wetlands.
Maps of the Sale Common & Boardwalk below are large files and may take some time to load