Walk in nature
In 1995 the first steps were taken to regenerate the Tahbilk Eco trail area. Additional understory vegetation was planted to provide habitat necessary to attract greater numbers of native birds and animals. Prior to opening in 2005, these efforts were complemented by nature walking paths, timber boardwalks, docking points for the Eco Trails boats and two bird hides. An ongoing works program continues to maintain and enhance the area as an important conservation area.
Wetlands Walking Tracks
The complex web of billabongs became 8kms of backwaters and creeks. These deep wetlands are the site now of the Tahbilk Eco Trails. Start your walk by heading across the historic Long Bridge. The Long Bridge was built from timber hewn on the Estate to replace a ford on the site soon after the Goulburn Weir was completed in 1889. Following the floods of 1954, the bridge was extensively repaired, reducing from double to single lane. In 1996 it was completely rebuilt, again with timber cut and milled on the property. Stroll along a range of walking paths and boardwalks along a 6km circuit. Entry - gold coin donation.
Wetlands Eco Cruise
Gently glide along the Tahbilk billabongs and enjoy a 30 minute cruise in the undercover comfort of our eco friendly electric powered boats.
Group Bookings only - subject to availability - by calling the Winery on (03) 5794 2555. Eco Cruise Boat capacity is 30 people.
- More than 15 people is $10 per person - accompanied children under 18 are free
- Less than 15 people is $150 (fixed charge)
Nice to know
Before entering, and after leaving, you must complete the Visitors Register at the Tahbilk Cafe. On Tuesdays & Wednesdays when the Cafe is closed, the Visitors Register will be available at Cellar Door.
Appropriate footwear is necessary if you are planning a walk or taking a cruise - bare feet, thongs or open shoes are not permitted.
You must stay on designated pathways.
All rubbish is to be taken away with you.
Wheel chair access is challenging due to rough surfaces.
The Tahbilk Eco Trails are closed on days of total fire ban.
Enclosed footwear MUST be worn and we advise on hot days you also take water, a hat and sunscreen.
Smoking, picnics, alcohol and dogs are not permitted.