Natural Environment

Wangaratta is known as the gateway to the high country and spectacular State and National parks, including the Warby Ovens National Park (incorporating the Warby Ranges State Park and Heritage Ovens River) and the Wobonga Plateau (part of the Alpine National Park). 

Landcare

The Landcare movement is active in the Rural City of Wangaratta with over 16 Landcare groups throughout the municipality. These groups work together to protect and enhance their local areas through conservation measures and sustainable land management. Read more

Roadside Conservation

The Roadside Management Strategy assessed conservation values on all rural roadsides within the Rural City of Wangaratta, classifying them into High, Medium or Low Conservation value roadsides. The strategy lists management strategies appropriate for work on each category of roadside. Read more

Protecting the Natural Environment

The Rural City Council of Wangaratta in conjunction with Trust for Nature coordinates the Land Protection Incentive Scheme. The scheme is available to landholders within the municipality that are voluntarily protecting areas of remnant vegetation on private land through the Trust for Native Conservation Covenant Program. Read more

Bushland and Waterway Reserves

The Rural City of Wangaratta is home to a number of picturesque rivers and creeks including the King and Ovens Rivers and the One Mile and Three Mile Creeks.  Read more

National Parks

Wangaratta is known as the gateway to the high country and spectacular State and National Parks, including the Warby Ovens National Park (incorporating the Warby Ranges State Park and Heritage Ovens River) and the Wobonga Plateau (part of Read more