You are here

Home > About > News and media releases > Get out and about in Gippsland this long weekend

News

Get out and about in Gippsland this long weekend

Friday 24 January, 2014

Parks Victoria is reminding visitors that despite the recent bushfire activity in East Gippsland there are still plenty of parks to explore this coming long weekend.

Acting Regional Director- Eastern Victoria Helen Dixon said Gippsland is a vast region with plenty on offer for visitors from exploring the heritage area of Walhalla to going underground at Buchan Caves Reserve, to a cruise the Gippsland Lakes or enjoying the stunning vistas of Corner Inlet.

" I am sure visitors will have fun exploring our many parks and waterways."

Parks Victoria is working with local and statewide tourism operators to ensure that visitors are aware of the many holiday opportunities in parks across Victoria.

Visitors are reminded the park closures will remain in place for public safety for the time-being to allow fire-fighters to continue backburning and clearing efforts.

The parks currently closed in Gippsland include:

- Errinundra National Park

- Lind National Park

- Snowy River National Park to the EAST of the Snowy River

There are also track closures in place at some of the Gippsland parks including:

- Avon Wilderness Park

- Bemm River Scenic Reserve

- Southern tracks in the Alpine National Park around Lake Tali Karng

We recommend visitors check www.parks.vic.gov.au for the latest walking track reopening information.

What's on

Click to view RSS Feed

Australian Rhododendron Society 2014 Convention

25 Oct 2014 9:00am - 26 Oct 2014 4:00pm

This year’s ARS National Conference focuses on the pressing topic of Rhododendron conservation in this time of steeply accelerating forest loss, climate change and human population.

Click to view RSS Feed

Ranger Guided Bird Walk - Castlemaine Diggings National Heritage Park

26 Oct 2014 9:30am-10:30am

To celebrate Bird Week 2014, join a Parks Victoria ranger on a free guided bird watching walk through Castlemaine Diggings National Heritage Park. The ranger will guide you along the Loddon River to identify and record the park's bird species. All experience levels and ages are welcome – from novice…

Click to view RSS Feed

Heart Foundation Walking - Park Walk

26 Oct 2014 9:30am-10:30am

See the wonderful display of wildflowers including peas, daisies and tiny orchids and small birds. Stay for a picnic, walk around the old township or visit the Steiglitz Courthouse. Light refreshments will be provided following the walk. Public toilets available. This guided walk is run by Friends of Brisbane Ranges…

Click to view RSS Feed

Childrens Week Picnic

26 Oct 2014 10:00am-4:00pm

Wyndham City will proudly present the Children’s Week Picnic at Werribee Park on Sunday 26 October 2014 from 10am to 4pm. This FREE event is a fun, family friendly day full of interactive activities for children. Sports, craft, music, dance and much more, ensure the little ones are engaged in…