Discover the world-renowned wetlands on the north shore of Phillip Island. The mangroves and mudflats of Rhyll Inlet are a significant site for the wading birds that fly thousands of kilometres to feed during the summer months. They are recognised under the Ramsar international wetlands agreement.
Boardwalks of varying lengths loop through the mangroves, saltmarsh and mudflats, and walkers are rewarded by the presence of spoonbills, oystercatchers, herons, egrets and cormorants. Climb the Conservation Hill Observation Tower for panoramic views of the wetlands and surrounding woodland reserves.
Rhyll Inlet mangrove walk
Walk over water with the elevated boardwalks through the saltmarsh, mangroves and tidal flats. Start at Conservation Hill information shelter and follow the green arrows.
1.2 kms, 45 mins return: easy.
For a longer walk, follow the signs to continue to the historic seaside village of Rhyll (a further 4 kms return).
Address: Mcilwraith Rd, Rhyll VIC 3923
You can now take a virtual tour of Rhyll Inlet thanks to Port Phillip and Westernport CMA.