Plan before you go to parks this weekend
Friday 8 June, 2012
Many parks across the state have experienced between 100-200mm of rain, which has resulted in some areas of parks being closed in the interests of public safety.
Parks Victoria encourages people to continue making their travel plans this Queen’s Birthday long weekend, but do plan ahead.
This website is updated regularly with the most current park conditions.
In some areas, seasonal road closures, which were due to come into effect after the long weekend, will be brought forward in the interests of public safety. Please check the individual park pages for details.
Many parks will have fallen trees, rocks, washouts and swollen and flooded creeks. We ask people to avoid remote bushland in the affected areas. Visitors should be aware that remote roads, tracks and visitor sites have not been checked and should expect that tracks will be slippery and may have soft edges and be significantly affected by fallen trees. Assessments on damaged park areas will continue be made over coming days.
- Alpine National Park - including sites around Licola and Dargo and areas north and east of Omeo.
- Buchan Caves Reserve - tours of Royal Cave have resumed for the weekend and the campground is open
- Cape Conran Coastal Park
- Corringle Foreshore Reserve
- Croajingolong National Park
- Gippsland Lakes Coastal Park
- Errinundra National Park
- Mitchell River National Park
- Moondarra State Park
- Snowy River National Park
- The Lakes National Park
Be aware of the potential for additional falling trees and limbs especially when winds rise. Avoid camping under or close to trees. Visitors are asked to please take care.
Metropolitan and regional parks
Vehicle access to some metropolitan Melbourne and regional parks may also be restricted due to protected industrial action. Some campgrounds in regional parks may be affected with reduced servicing of facilities.
Parks Victoria apologises for any inconvenience caused by the protected action activities. Arrangements will be made wherever possible to minimise the impact on visitors.
The majority of parks will still have pedestrian and bike access.
Click here to view the list of parks that are likely to be affected by protected action.
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