You are here

Home > About > News and media releases > Visitors encouraged to Kara Kara National Park this Easter

News

Upper Teddington reservoir

Upper Teddington reservoir

Photo by: www.gowildimages.com

Visitors encouraged to Kara Kara National Park this Easter

Thursday 27 March, 2014

Parks Victoria is encouraging people to visit the historic Upper Teddington reservoir and adjoining Teddington campground and picnic area within the Kara Kara National Park, despite the recent illegal draining of the reservoir.  An estimated 200 mega litres of water with a market value of $200,000 was lost from the reservoir in the incident.

“We hope this incident won’t deter visitors from enjoying the park, especially over the coming Easter break, which is a significant time for the local economy; there are still plenty of attractions for visitors,” said Parks Victoria Ranger in Charge Martin Woodward.  

Mr Woodward says water-based activities such as kayaking and fishing are still available at the Lower Teddington Reservoir, located a short distance away.

“Kara Kara National Park is the perfect place to enjoy the Easter break, with plentiful wildlife, large trees, walking tracks and touring roads amongst the scenic St Arnaud Range,” he said.

The reservoir, built in the early 1900s, usually attracts large numbers of visitors for camping, picnicking, canoeing, fishing and bird watching.

Mr Woodward says Parks Victoria has reported the draining of the reservoir, which occurred during February, to St Arnaud Police who are investigating the incident.

The Reservoir will refill naturally from future rainfall events, depending upon the timing and intensity of rain, but hopefully this will occur over the coming winter/spring period.

Parks Victoria is urging members of the public to contact the St Arnaud Police on 5495 1000 if they have any information regarding this incident.

For more information visit the Kara Kara National Park page on our website or call 13 1963.



Media enquiries

Suzanne Hughes
5470 4007

Parks Victoria media centre

Recent Stories

Have your say on Middle Brighton Pier

Thursday 23 March, 2017
Parks Victoria is seeking public feedback on a draft concept plan to upgrade a section of Middle Brighton Pier after…

Historic hut restored in Lake Eildon National Park

Wednesday 22 March, 2017
It’s been all hands on deck recently with an important project to restore one of Lake Eildon National Park’s historic…

Autumn works to secure pier’s future

Wednesday 22 March, 2017
A specialist marine infrastructure contractor will visit Mornington next week with a floating barge and hydraulic crane to remove five…

Free family fun day at National Rhododendron Gardens

Wednesday 22 March, 2017
Parks Victoria is inviting families and children of all ages to the annual Free Family Fun Day at the National…

Dredging at Mordialloc Creek entrance to provide safer boating access

Wednesday 22 March, 2017
Parks Victoria will commence maintenance dredging in and around Mordialloc Creek entrance next week following natural sand build up which…

New 3D vision technique to revolutionise conservation efforts

Tuesday 21 March, 2017
If you think 3D vision glasses used for gaming are purely for entertainment, think again. A Parks Victoria science team…

View all media releases