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.
An easy walk that explores an unusual rock formation made famous by the film 'Picnic at Hanging Rock'. Although this walk is short it is rated medium because of an uphill walk to the top of the rocks which, has some quite steep sections and requires walking over rocks at the top.
Starting from Bogong High Plains Tourist Road follow Heathy Spur footpath up a gentle ascent through varied vegetation with lovely flowers until it joins the main Australian Alps Walking Track (AAWT). Follow the AAWT until the turnoff to the cairn at the summit of Mt Nelse. Great views.
This walk is called Hobbit Land as this was the name given to this small and unique parcel of land on the Baw Baw Plateau that escaped the bush fires of 1939 that burnt most of the vegetation on the plateau at that time. This is a walk into an area whose existence is known to only a few and requires some off track hiking.