Over the past 10 years the Yea Wetlands have been transformed from an inaccessible floodplain wetland to become one of Yea’s best kept secrets. Just a short walk from High Street you can lose yourself in the peace and tranquillity of the natural bush and riverine floodplain wetlands. Walk down the Franklin Track across the cable suspension bridge, being sure to watch for platypus or native water rats foraging for food along the river bed and you begin to understand just how special this place is. Take time to look up in the trees for koalas and remember to stop, look and listen. You will be surprised at the native birds, plants and animals that you will discover. Read the interpretive signs and unravel more secrets about the uniquely Australian aquatic mammals and learn about how the Aboriginals used and treated the wetlands.