For the nature lovers, Wilkin Flora and Fauna Reserve covers total of 3,600 hectares with four-wheel drive and two-wheel drive track access.
The reserve can be accessed via Glenelg Highway between Strathdownie and Casterton. The area is well known for spring wildflowers, including native orchids and is also home to Mill Swamp.
Mill Swamp is an area of particular interest (located approximately 25 minutes from Casterton on Grubbed Road) to bird watchers – sightings include Magpie Geese, Blue-billed Ducks, Dusky Woodswallows, even Brolgas and the endangered Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo.
In danger of extinction, the sub-species South Eastern Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus banksii graptogyne) is found only found in South-West Victoria and South East South Australia. These magnificent birds feed on the seeds of Brown Stringybarks and nest in old River Red Gums or Yellow Gums.
Mill Swamp is a free camp area. This area can be affected by fire and flood closures – visit the Parks Victoria website prior to your visit to check conditions.
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