Close to the centre of Wangaratta, Kaluna Island adjoins Kaluna Park and is bordered by the King River and one of its anabranches creating an island.
The only entry point is for foot traffic over a concrete bridge on the other side of the levee wall at the bottom of Thomas Street, off Wilson Road. This bridge crosses the anabranch and leads to a cleared walking track which circles the reserve.
It is an 18ha hectare remnant of River Red Gum riverine woodland. Many of the trees here are over 300 years old and some have scars that tell ancient stories of their importance to local Aboriginal people.
Look out for Apple Box, a rare species of Eucalyptus in this area, and old River Bottlebrush. There are many beautiful native grasses including large stands of Kangaroo Grass. Ongoing habitat restoration works ensure this remnant bushland is home to an abundance of native wildlife.
Access is difficult during periods of high river flow which may last for weeks at a time.