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Jawbone Flora and Fauna Reserve

Jawbone etcMelways 55: K10 – F8

Jawbone Flora and Fauna Reserve is situated eight km from the heart of Melbourne and adjacent to Williamstown, the first permanent settlement in Port Phillip Bay. The Jawbone Flora and Fauna Reserve consists of open grasslands for passive recreation, two wetland lakes, the salt marsh and mangrove conservation area, Wader Beach and the Kororoit Creek.

The open area to the north of the lakes includes the Bay trail for cyclists and walkers together with seating, playgrounds and native planting's.

Panoramic views of Port Phillip Bay, Point Cook, the You Yangs, Altona and the Bellarine Peninsula can be seen from the reserve on clear days.

The open grassland areas of the reserve connect with the Rifle Range housing estate via its paths, playgrounds and open grassland areas.

Jawbone Flora and Fauna Reserve is one of a string of conservation sites stretching from the Westgate Bridge to Williamstown, Altona and down to Cheetham Wetlands and Point Cook.

Getting There

The 50 ha reserve stretches from Bayview Street to Maddox Road, south of Kororoit Creek Road in Williamstown.

Access to the site can be achieved by the Bay Trail which has side tracks leading visitors to viewing points at several places in the reserve before it crosses the lower lake in a boardwalk on its way to Altona.


For feedback and comments please contact the Tourism Officer at Hobsons Bay City Council on (03) 9932 1000 email visitorinformation@hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au