This stand of ancient old growth represents the origins of the Mountain Ash (Eucalyptus regnans) forests. With less than 1% of old growth left these extant individuals provide insight into the magnificence that this landscape nurtured for millions of years. A product of around 40 million years of evolution the Mountain Ash Forests are complex and fragile ecosystems that are now critically endangered. This site is accessible by vehicle and is a wonderful place to stand in awe of the magnificent Mountain Ash. No facilities exist here but a grassy section amongst the Mountain Ash provides a perfect place to picnic. If you’re feeling adventurous the tanglefoot loop is accessible from here and provides an immersive 10km round trip through Mountain Ash Forest and Cool Temperate Rainforest.

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There are no picnic tables, but a grassy section amongst the Mountain Ash provides a perfect place to picnic.
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Toolangi, Victoria, 3777, Australia.

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The Central Highlands of Victoria have been logged for more than 150 years, with the majority of timber extracted going into making paper or cardboard boxes. As a result of past overcutting and recurrent wildfires, there is now very little forest that if logged will produce sawn timber. Only poor-quality trees that will be chipped for paper making are left. The bottom line is that Victoria will be financially better off without logging in Mountain Ash and Alpine Ash forests; some estimates suggest that the state would be ahead by between $110 million and $190 million annually if logging stopped today. This problem needs to be recognised.

Share your voice to preserve these regions for generations to come. Contact your local MPs and encourage them to support the creation of the Great Forest National Park.


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    Proposed Parks

    We propose adding 355,000 hectares of protected forests to the Central Highlands of Victoria to form the Great Forest National Park

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    Existing Parks

    Currently there is only 170,000 hectares of parks and protected areas in the Central Highlands of Victoria


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The traditional custodians of this country include the Bunurong (Boon Wurrung), Gunaikurnai, Taungurung (Daung warring) and Wurundjeri indigenous Australians. We acknowledge this land belongs to the sovereign people of the First Nations. This land was stolen from them and their sovereignty was never ceded. This park conservation plan is subject to ongoing discussions and approvals with relevant clans and corporations and fully supports and recognises all their cultural rights, control and access.


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