Swallow Lagoon Nature Conservation Reserve


Swallow Lagoon Nature Conservation Reserve

Swallow Lagoon Nature Conservation Reserve is part of an Aboriginal cultural landscape in the traditional Country of the Gunaikurnai Peoples. Parks Victoria respects the deep and continuing connection that Gunaikurnai Traditional Owners have to these lands and waters, and we recognise their ongoing role in caring for Country.

Swallow Lagoon Nature Conservation Reserve contains a variety of vegetation types including Plains Grassy Woodland and Lowland Forest. It is one of the last remnant patches of Gippsland Red Gum Grassy Woodland in the Gippsland region where it is considered endangered. Historically the reserve has been used for timber harvesting and sheep grazing. Now, native grassland is abundant, and trees and shrubs are regenerating.

Swallow Lagoon is the perfect place to explore the region, from here you can easily access Providence Ponds Flora and Fauna Reserve, Sale Common Nature Conservation Reserve or the Briagolong Red Gum Reserve. 

Things To Do

A dirt walking track leads into a forested area. On the left hand side a wooden sign that reads: 'Swallow Lagoon Nature Conservation Reserve'.

Walking in Swallow Lagoon

Explore the many different vegetation types of the reserve by using the old internal management trails. Keep your eyes peeled for echidnas and wombats and, in the springtime, native orchids.
A small body of water surrounded by green Australian native trees.

Picnic at Swallow Lagoon

Relax with your lunch at the picnic table provided. Make sure you take your rubbish with you as there are no bins at this reserve.

Birdwatching at Swallow Lagoon

Keep an eye out for the many species of bird that call this reserve home such as the Laughing Kookaburra and Wedge tailed eagle.


Wedge-tailed eagles

Tours and adventure experiences in parks

One of the best ways you can get into nature is with a Licensed Tour Operator.

There are more than 400 Licensed Tour Operators across Victoria who are ready and waiting to help you experience and connect with Victoria’s spectacular parks and waterways.

Discover more than 60 different types of nature-based experiences including hiking, mountain biking, boating, four-wheel driving, indigenous culture tours, birdwatching, surfing, diving and so much more. 

Licensed Tour Operators know all the best places to go and will plan and prepare your visit to ensure you are safe and can enjoy your nature-based adventure to the fullest.

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How to get there

Swallow Lagoon Nature Conservation Reserve

Approximately 3 hours east of Melbourne, park access is via the pedestrian gate at the intersection of Swallow Lagoon Road and Andrews Rd in Munro. 

When to go

Need to know

Swallow Lagoon Nature Conservation Reserve

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