Doodle Comer Swamp


Henty is perched on the shore of an ancient ebb and flow wetland. For periods during the year the wetland is dry and only after heavy rain is the water visible. The wetland habitat covers 2,023.5ha which now includes Doodle Comer Swamp Nature Reserve and private land. Many ancient River Red Gums, some 400 years old, still stand and these attract a wide range of bird and animal life. 

For more information download the Doodle Comer Swamp Nature Reserve factsheet(PDF, 8MB).

The Henty Government Dam Nature Reserve is a delight for bird lovers, where up to 140 different bird species either make their home or migrate for the season. The Reserve is only 750 metres off the Olympic Highway with access along the Pleasant Hills Road. Two walking tracks through the reserve allow visitors to enjoy the native vegetation and regional wildlife. 

For more information on the Doodle Comer Swamp or Henty Government Dam Nature Reserve contact our Visitor Information Centre T: 02 6036 2422.