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BTAC - Track Clearing - Volunteers Needed

Labour Day weekend, Friday 10th – Monday 13th March.  Read more...

Detours, Yarra State Forest

Detours will be in place in the Yarra State forest during February/March to ensure public safety around timber harvesting operations.  Read more...

Grampians Peak Trail

Excitement in the Grampians is building, as construction on the northern and southern sections of the Peaks Trail gets underway.
Parks Victoria is working with hikers to plan the most scenic walks through the area. Watch this video

Deer Hunting on Snake Island

The Victorian Government announced recently that it would allow a trial to hunt hog deer on the island for a two year period. Bushwalking Victoria has a number of concerns reagrding this proposal. Read more ...

Peaks Challenge Falls Creek

Due to the many cyclists taking part in the event, a number of road closures and changes to traffic conditions will be made in the region on Sunday 12 March. Read more...
 
Replacement of Toilet Block - Ritchie's Hut
 
Parks Victoria are currently in the process of replacing the existing toilet at Ritchie's hut.

The works are scheduled between February and April 2017.

There may be no toilet available for use between this period as the old toilet will be decommissioned. Please ensure you walk at least 100 metres from the river or any water way, dig a hole and bury your waste and toilet paper very carefully.

If you have any queries, please contact Parks Victoria, Mansfield on 13 1963.

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Listings starting with F

  • 3.1/5 rating (7 votes)
  • Walk Type: Day
  • Walk Grade: Medium
  • Walk Length: 10 km
  • Walk duration: 4 hours

Fernshaw - Dom Dom Saddle
Yarra Ranges National Park

Enjoy a walk through mountain ash forests in Melbourne's 'water catchment". This walk takes you beside Morley Creek and Watts River through beautiful mountain ash forests, their high canopy providing an ideal habitat for an understorey of shade-tolerant trees and shrubs that thrive in cool moist gullies. This walk involves a 400m climb and a car shuffle.

  • 3.4/5 rating (7 votes)
  • Walk Type: Day
  • Walk Grade: Hard
  • Walk Length: 18 km
  • Walk duration: 7 hours

Ferntree - Ararat Reservoir - Ferntree
Mount Buangor State Park

A steep climb for approximately 1.5 hours past waterfalls and through eucalyptus forest to the sub alpine vegetation at the top of Mt Buangor. The walk is well signposted up to the summit. Beyond the summit the track is not signposted until the reservoir road.

  • 0.0/5 rating (0 votes)
  • Walk Type: Short
  • Walk Grade: Medium
  • Walk Length: 9 km
  • Walk duration: 3 - 4 hours

Flinders - Shoreham - Point Leo

Walkers will view excellent coastal scenery, go past small coastal holiday villages and see offshore rocky reefs. The Royal Australian Navy has its gunnery range at Flinders. This walk is best at low tide to avoid walking along the cliff tops and having to enter private property (you should obtain prior permission).  Car shuffle required.