Mallee Parks all re-open following January Fires
Wednesday 18 June, 2014
Mallee Parks greening up and open for business
All parks that were affected by January fires in the north west of the state have now been re-opened offering an escape to nature these school holidays.
Wyperfeld National Park, Lake Albacutya Park, Murray Sunset National Park and Bronzewing Flora and Fauna Reserves were all reopened in time for the Labour Day long weekend, and Red Bluff Flora and Fauna Reserve recently re-opened and drew large numbers for the ever popular Queen’s Birthday weekend getaways.
Parks Victoria’s North West District Manager Dale Antonysen confirmed that all risk assessments had been completed and Parks Victoria is pleased to be able to have all parks available for recreational activities for the winter school holidays.
“There are plenty of things for people to do in the North West including camping, bushwalking and four wheel driving” said Mr Antonysen.
“Quite a few Queen’s Birthday Weekend campers expressed their surprise at the rapid return of colour following the fires. The natural recovery of the land following the warm weather and rain is definitely a welcome sight”.
“Staying safe should still be a focus of visitors, so please steer clear of blackened trees and take care on the roads.”
Parks Victoria advises that while many visitor facilities withstood the bushfire, some are still fire-affected including toilets, but that shouldn’t deter visitors from enjoying the Mallee landscape.
Visitors can access up to date information on individual parks pages or by calling the Parks Victoria Information Centre on 13 1963.
Media enquiriesSuzanne Hughes
0438 307 973
Parks Victoria media centre
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