Mokoan Hub and Cafe Open

WE ARE BACK from 11:00am Saturday 11 September 2021
We are super excited to welcome all our staff and customer back, however due to limiting restriction and our need to remain financially viable the following will apply.
1. Bookings essential (unable to accept bookings from Melbourne Metro, Shepparton and NSW)
2. Seated service only
3. Maximum 10 people per booking
4. Please check-in and have your photo I.D ready on arrival
5. Seating times apply – breakfast 90 minutes – lunch 90 minutes
6. Lunch – set menu $30 per adult, $15 per child includes Main and dessert (beverages not included)
7. Coffee and cake, walk-ins only 30 minute time limit
8. Limited take-away options available
Please note – bookings will be only taken via telephone on 03 5766 4462, we may be busy so please leave a message and we will endeavour to answer your message promptly.

Position Vacant- Marketing, Media and Communications Coordinator

We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic, creative and can promote the exciting diversity of Winton Wetlands including environmental restoration, research, art in the landscape, education programs, cycling tracks, walking tracks, events, tourism and the Mokoan Hub & Cafe.

The advertisement is on Seek.

Click here for a copy of the  Marketing, Media and Communications Coordinator Position Description. 

Applications close 9.00am Monday 6 September 2021.

For further information contact Rina Cooper Corporate and Governance Coordinator on 0417535822 or


Seeking volunteers for Reptile Survey Spring 2021

We are looking for volunteers to assist with our reptile surveys 11th -30th October 2021. If you are interested, please register via Trybooking Reptile Survey Spring 2021.

Any questions email or call the Project Office 03 5766 4462.

Winton Wetlands Reserve Open

Winton Wetlands reserve is open following Covid restriction closures. Please note that part of Winton North Rd south of Ashmeads Swamp Rd and Nelsons Rd is still closed due to the water inflow. Please observe signage for closed roads. Enjoy the water inflows, birdlife and frog sounds. The Mokoan Hub and Cafe is open 7 days a week from 9.00am – 4.00pm. Bookings essential. Call 0497 939 507.


Rescheduled 2021 Winton Wetlands Science Forum

Managing wetlands in times of uncertainty is the theme for this year’s Wetland Restoration Science Forum rescheduled dates are 23 – 24 November 2021. We are running the event onsite at our Hub Cafe, so we look forward to welcome a small group of wetland scientists, managers and community members to discuss ways to cope with uncertainty in terms of the science, the climate and societal issues (including global pandemics).

To do this, we have developed a program with speakers and discussion panels covering three topics relevant to most wetland management, which are:

Rewilding of Iconic Species – Is it enough to restore vegetation and animal communities from what exists onsite or is reintroduction (rewilding) of key or iconic species necessary to ensure ecosystem functions occur, if those species are unlikely to be able to naturally recolonise? We will have a range of speakers on fish, amphibians, reptiles and mammals to examine these issues.

Communities of Practice for Restoration – we have invited a diverse range of community based groups to outline their group, objectives, operations and funding and to highlight a few aspects that really works for them and how others could adopt it (or are that they maybe unique to that group). A facilitated discussion panel and Q&A session will document the key items from the range of speakers.

Grassland Management – Wetlands do not exist in isolation and more often than not are surrounded by grasslands and/or there are wetland grasslands (such as cane grass communities at Winton Wetlands) which need management. This session will host a number of grassland experts who will highlight the major factors that are required to ensure successful restoration of grasslands and how that applies to other systems such as wetlands.

Due to COVID restrictions, we are only able to host a small audience this year at Winton Wetlands. This may change as we get closer to the event.

You can also join us via Zoom, and when you book a Zoom ticket you will be given the option to chose to attend in person if a seat becomes available.

The detailed program will be loaded shortly. Sessions include:

DAY 1 –

  • Rewilding of Iconic Species (AM)
  • Communities of Practice for Restoration (PM)
  • Forum dinner (Evening) at Zeus in Benalla, drinks at bar prices.

DAY 2 –

  • Grassland Management (AM)
  • Wetland walk (PM)

Accommodation is available at a selection of places in Benalla and the surrounding area.

Across from our dinner venue, Zeus Cafe, is the ‘Top of the Town’ Motel. They have set special room rates per night for our Science Forum – Single $120, Double $130, Twin $135. To access these rates, ring the motel directly on 03 5762 4866 and tell them you are part of the Winton Wetlands event.

For more information, contact Lance Lloyd

To book tickets go to Eventbrite.

Boggy Bridge Road Open

Boggy Bridge Rd is now open through to the art water tank only. Winton North Road remains closed in both directions. Additional guide posts have been installed where water is over the road. Please stay within these guide post. Enjoy the bird life and wetlands filling.


Winton Wetlands Roads Closed

All roads into Winton Wetlands are currently closed until further notice. This is due to inundation and expected further rain in the next few days. Cycle paths are still open.