Gum Swamp Reserve


Gum Swamp Reserve, a high conservation River Red gum wetland is located 2kms north of Walla Walla.

The size and diversity of plants and trees at the Swamp provide many opportunities for wildlife. When the Gum Swamp fills, many birds use it for breeding and foraging. 150 species of birds have been identified; these include the Brown Treecreeper, Grey-Crowned Babbler, The brolga and White-Bellied sea Eagle. It is also an ideal habitat for frogs and home to threatened species, including the Fishing Bat and the Squirrel Glider.

There are tracks in the western portion of the Gum Swamp Reserve (off Lookout Road) that all easy access for walkers, and there is a picnic table located adjacent to the Swamp at Petrie's Creek. Nearby King's bridge Reserve is another significant high conservation area, well worth investigating, especially for bird watchers.

An information brochure on the Gum Swamp is available to download here(PDF, 2MB) or you can pick up a copy at our Visitor Information Centre. 

For more information contact our Visit Information Centre T: 02 6036 2422.