Y Water Discovery Centre
The Y Water Discovery Centre incorporates a fully accredited Visitor Information Centre and interactive environmental interpretive displays to inform visitors about the importance of water resource management and local wetland ecology.
Located adjacent to the Yea Wetlands the Centre is a striking, architecturally designed building incorporating sustainable design elements. A range of programs for primary and secondary school groups are offered as well as guided tours of the Wetlands which include a Devonshire tea.
The friendly team can provide information on a wide range of activities and points of interest, accommodation and dining options, and travel directions. The Centre also incorporates a gift shop stocking a wide range of products for sale including books, maps, games and toys, jewellery, skincare, local produce and clothing. Many of the items are hand-crafted by local artisans and producers who offer a unique and very special range of products.
Outside there is a picnic area with barbecue facilities, ample on-site parking and a recreational vehicle dump point.
Over the past 10 years the Yea Wetlands have been transformed from an inaccessible floodplain wetland to become one of Yea's best kept secrets.
Just a short walk from High Street you can lose yourself in the peace and tranquillity of the natural bush and riverine floodplain wetlands. Walk down the Franklin Track across the cable suspension bridge, being sure to watch for platypus or native water rats foraging for food along the river bed and you begin to understand just how special this place is.
Take time to look up in the trees for koalas and remember to stop, look and listen. You will be surprised at the native birds, plants and animals that you will discover. Read the interpretive signs and unravel more secrets about the uniquely Australian aquatic mammals and learn about how the Aboriginals used and treated the wetlands.
The Y Water Discovery Centre is a multi-purpose facility incorporating an accredited Visitor Information Centre and an Interpretive & Educational Centre.
The facility offers a range of services including visitor information (maps, brochures, accommodation and travel guides), a gift shop, free wi-fi, public toilets and meeting room hire.
Outside there is a picnic area with BBQ facilities, ample onsite parking and a recreational vehicle dump point.
Designed by Zen Architects the Centre features numerous sustainable design elements including passive solar design and northern orientation; radial sawn, sustainably harvested timber; rain water harvesting for use in toilets; photovoltaic solar panels; double glazing; open-able windows for natural ventilation and overnight air-purge; low VOC materials for clean indoor air.
Just north of the Great Divide, the township of Yea is nestled in a beautiful valley at the meeting of the Yea and Goulburn Rivers. Only one and a half hour's drive from Melbourne Yea offers a relaxed country experience.
It is one of the main townships located within the Murrindindi Shire - a region of spectacular scenic beauty. Yea has a population of approximately 1,500 and is adjoined by a series of villages including Glenburn, Murrindindi, Molesworth and Limestone on the southern and eastern sides with Highlands and Caveat to the north and Strath Creek, Kerrisdale and Flowerdale to the west.
The township boasts historic buildings and a thriving main street with many pubs, restaurants and cafés and has a great arts culture. With a range of accommodation options on offer Yea is the perfect base to explore this beautiful part of Victoria.
Open 7 days a week, 9am - 5pm (closed Christmas Day and Good Friday)
❊ Address & Contact ❊
⊜ 2 Hood St Yea | Map
✆ 03 5797 2663
❊ Web Links ❊
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