Swainsona Reserve takes its name from the endangered Smooth Darling Pea, Swainsona galegifolia, which grows in the vicinity.  It is one of the two remaining remnant populations of Smooth Darling Pea in north east Victoria. Parklands continues to work in partnership with the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (Vic) in a species recovery program for the Pea. 

Swainsona Reserve is a very special and peaceful place, although a significant fire in 2002-2003 dramatically changed the area. 


  • Great scenic qualities
  • Access to abundant wildlife, birdlife and wildflowers in spring
  • If you walk quietly you might be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the shy Swamp Wallaby.
  • The Reserve is filled with a rich variety of woodland birds including wrens, thornbills, lorikeets, robins and pardalotes.
  • In spring keep your eye out for the threatened Smooth Darling Pea (Swainsona galegifolia) found in the Reserve.
  • Size: 30 ha hectares
  • Vegetation community: Box-stringy bark open woodlands, some open grassland
  • Landform: Rolling hillsides, rocky outcrops, natural gullies
  • Classification: Recreation and conservation 

Walking trails

  • Gully Walking Track (800 metres return)


 Swainsona Reserve is situated on Felltimber Creek Road Wodonga. It takes approximately 15 mins to drive from the centre of Wodonga.

Things to do

  • Birdwatching
  • Picnicking
  • Short walks
  • Photography
  • Nature observing




Nature Trail Notes