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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.More about Baw Baw
~ 20 mins
Middle Tyers Road, Caringal, Victoria, 3825, Australia.
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.
We propose adding 355,000 hectares of protected forests to the Central Highlands of Victoria to form the Great Forest National Park
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.How to Donate
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.Frequently Asked Questions