The next working bee will be held on Saturday 13 July 2019

Meet at 9am at the Wonthaggi Lifesaving Club.  ALL WELCOME.


Weather Forecast

Waring Wombat Season [Apr-Jul]

Cool, rainy days follow misty mornings. The time of highest rainfall and lowest temperatures.  Waring (wombats) emerge to bask and graze in the sunshine.

Bulen-bulen (Superb Lyrebird) males perform their courtship displays.

Hearts of Kombadik (Soft Tree-ferns) are the major food when no fruits are available.

Days are short and nights are long.

The constellation of Sagittarius rises in the southeast after sunset, indicating the mid point of cold weather.

Seven Seasons of the Kulin People

Artist - Karina H McInnes
Source - Museum Victoria


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Walking Wonthaggi’s Wetlands

WWW Cover100Always wanted to go for a walk around a local wetland?

A new booklet has been published by a local community group that identifies 22 wetlands around Wonthaggi. Click on the image left to see the cover.

To read more click on Walking Wonthaggi’s Wetlands




Walking Wonthaggi's Wetlands

Take the Walking Wonthaggi's Wetlands booklet with you and you will find out:

  • Where are the 22 wetlands surrounding Wonthaggi

  • Which have walking tracks and how long they are

  • What facilities are there, i.e. parking, seats, info ...

  • What is the wetland’s history

  • What flora and fauna you can see

You can get the booklet from:

  • Bass Coast Information Centres

  • Bunurong Environment Centre

  • Cape Paterson Sea Salt Cafe

The booklet was produced by the Friends of Wonthaggi Heathland & Coastal Reserve Inc with co-funding from a Bass Coast Shire Council Community Grant.





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To amuse you ...


Whale Watch

There are many whales seen in our area but few sightings are formally recorded - so there is no evidence of these. So, if you see a whale, please:

- Take a photo and/or note the fin and tail shape, plus any markings

- Note the time/day/location

Then e-mail this info to our local Whale Watcher by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

    Our Hoodies

    Hooded PloversWe have two valuable Hooded Plover breeding sites at Undertow Bay and 2nd Surf Beach.  Hoodies are endangered species with breeding success currently very low.  To protect them you must:

      - Read and follow signage

      - Only observe them from a distance of 80-100m

      - Keep your dog on a lead and well away from the birds.

          To find out more about our Hoodies, click here