You are here

Home > About > News and media releases > More Mallee parks reopen for Long Weekend

News

More Mallee parks reopen for Long Weekend

Friday 7 March, 2014

Parks Victoria has reopened two more Mallee parks ahead of the forthcoming Labour Day Long Weekend.

Wyperfeld National Park and Lake Albacutya Park will reopen from today, however North West District Manager Dale Antonysen says a number of road closures will be in place throughout both parks.

“Parks Victoria staff have been working hard on assessing Mallee parks to determine when they’re safe to reopen, he said.

“Assessments of Wyperfeld National Park and Lake Albacutya Park have been completed this week and we’re pleased to be able to reopen areas of the park.”

“Wyperfeld National Park and Lake Albacutya Park are very popular parks in the Mallee, and there are plenty of things for people to do this weekend, including camping, bushwalking and four wheel driving.”

“People will see the impacts of the recent fires in these parks. Some popular campgrounds such as Snowdrift and OTIT are closed however there are other places for people to camp, including Western Beach, Wonga and Casuarina camping areas.

Mr Antonysen said visitors should refer to signs advising of road and track closures and should refrain from entering sites that remain closed.

“We want people to be out and active in the parks, but safety is the first priority.”

Murray Sunset National Park, and Bronzewing and Paradise Flora and Fauna Reserves have also been re-opened to visitors in time for Labour Day long weekend.

Red Bluff Flora and Fauna Reserve remains closed.

Visitors can access up to date information on what areas of parks are open here or by calling the Parks Victoria Information Centre on 13 1963.

What's on

Click to view RSS Feed

Westerfolds parkrun

30 Aug 2014 8:00am-9:00am

parkrun is free, weekly, 5km timed run that is open to everyone - walkers, runners, families and dogs are all welcome! Westerfolds parkrun occurs every Saturday morning. We're based near the main carpark off the Fitzsimons Lane entrance, and the course is run entirely on sealed paths within the park.

Click to view RSS Feed

Heart Foundation Walking - Park Walk

31 Aug 2014 9:30am-10:20am

A superb loop walk that winds through woodland, wet heathland & along boardwalks. Along the way you will encounter a variety of flora including hakeas, wattles, tea-trees, mistletoe, swamp bush pea and button grass. This guided walk is run by Friends of Bunyip State Park.

Click to view RSS Feed

Grampians Conservation Explorer

1 Sep 2014 8:30am - 4 Sep 2014 5:30pm

We will take you behind the scenes on this exclusive, small group adventure as you work alongside a Parks Victoria Ranger to 'track and protect' the elusive Brush-tailed Phascogales, which are on Victoria's threatened species list. You will sample some of the region's best wines, see ancient Aboriginal rock art…

Click to view RSS Feed

Heart Foundation Walking - Park Walk

2 Sep 2014 10:00am-11:00am

Enjoy the fresh air of this beautiful park and get an insight into the park’s fascinating history, flora and fauna. This free guided walk run by Friends of Tarra Bulga National Park will lead you across the famous Corrigan Suspension Bridge which stretches through the rainforest canopy, and on either…