About Wonga Wetlands

The wetlands is a by-product of AlburyCity’s Waterview wastewater (sewerage) treatment plant, constructed in the late-1990s. A requirement of the Waterview plant was that all treated reclaimed water was to be recycled, that is, none goes back into the Murray River. 

To achieve this, the treated reclaimed water is irrigated on timber plantations and improved pastures in the warmer months and discharged to Wonga Wetlands in the winter months. (Albury generates around 15 megalitres per day of treated reclaimed water, the equivalent of six Olympic size swimming pools).

  • Aerial shot of Wonga Lagoons

    The Lagoons

    Wonga Wetlands consists of seven inter-linked lagoons and covers an area of around 80 hectares and are of varying depth with a maximum depth of 4.5 metres.

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    Restoring natural waterflow

    Wonga Wetlands restores the natural flow of water, and birds and other wildlife are returning as a result.

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  • Sunset at Wonga Wetlands

    History of Wonga

    Wonga Wetlands has a vast history, from the original inhabitants the Wiradjuri, Wavereoo and Dhudhuroa people to the early European settlers.

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    Features & facilities

    The wetlands have an extensive range of features and facilities including seven lagoons, visitor and aquatic centre, walking trails, replica Indigenous campsite, bird hides, BBQ and picnic area and bottled water vending machine.

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    Wonga wildlife

    Wonga Wetlands has an abundance of wildlife from over 155 identified species of birds to mammals, reptiles and fish.

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  • Contact us


    For more information about Wonga Wetlands you can contact us by phone on 02 6043 5820 or email jhawkins@alburycity.nsw.gov.au

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