Wirrawilla is a picture-perfect Cool Temperate Rainforest circuit in the headwaters of Sylvia Creek within the Toolangi State Forest. This magnificent ecosystem features ancient Myrtle Beech (Nothofagus cunninghamii), Sassafras (Atherosperma moschatum) and Blackwood (Acacia melanoxylon). Tune into your senses on this walk to soak in the essence of this enchanted environment. Allow the earthy scents, peaceful sounds, aesthetic beauty, and calming ambience to nourish your mind, body and spirit. Listen out for the Superb Lyrebird calling, these birds have the ability to mimic sounds of other birds, mammals and even humans. They have even been heard mimicking the sound of chainsaws and machinery! Whilst you wander keep an eye on the forest floor for the largest moss in the world, Dawsonia superba. This special forest  is also home to the Platypus, they are easily disturbed so wandering quietly can increase your chance of witnessing these unique creatures.

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Track Difficulty

Grade 1

​Flat boardwalk. Short slope at the beginning


1km Return




2WD on well-formed gravel roads

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


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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