Wade your way through hard water ferns (Blechnum wattsii) and discover ancient Mountain Ash (Eucalyptus regnans) that remain untouched by past fire and disturbance events. Tune into your senses and observe the diversity of life that surrounds you; from the  unique assemblage of flora, to the symphony of birds song, and the mosses, lichen and fungi that grace the forests skin. This short walk is a relatively unkept trail that Lyrebirds have utilised to create mounds to perform their mating display. Tread carefully and soak in the wild of this attraction.

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BBQ Facilities unavailable
4 camping platforms
Fire Place unavailable
Parking unavailable
Picnic Tables available here
Nearest toilet at Mt Erica car park
Shelter unavailable
Water unavailable
Wheelchair Access unavailable


Walking & Camping

Track Difficulty

Grade 2


1.2km Return

~ 20 mins




Montane Wet Forest


2WD on well-formed gravel roads. Turn left off Mt Erica Rd onto Middle Tyers Rd

Middle Tyers Road, Caringal, Victoria, 3825, 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


Help support our work in expressing the conservation needs and compelling opportunities that we could address through the establishment of the Great Forest National Park for Victoria.

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The Great Forest National Park is a large complex proposal, covering environmental impacts and the conservation of wildlife, economic benefits to the area and more. Visit our FAQ for more information.

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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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