Broken-Boosey State Park
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- Established:October 2002
Broken-Boosey State Park is a linear corridor of bushland bordering the Broken, Nine Mile and Boosey creeks. It is one of the few remaining remnants of high quality grey box woodland on Victoria's northern plains, which have been largely cleared for agricultural purposes.
Broken-Boosey State Park is approximately 240km north-east of Melbourne along the Goulburn Valley Highway, past Shepparton on the Benalla-Tocumwal Road. Roads into and through the park are mainly unsealed, but suitable for two-wheel drive vehicles. However, due to the clay base, many of the roads become extremely slippery when wet. Vehicles, including motorbikes, are advised to adhere to formed roads where possible. Please note that some roads may be subject to seasonal closures.
Things to see and do
The Broken-Boosey State Park is a great place to visit to enjoy a scenic drive, a bushwalk or a picnic with family and friends. Dip Bridge, where the Boosey and Broken Creeks meet, creates a wider and deeper creek system that is popular with those looking for a quiet area to cast a line. Visitors interested in native flora and fauna will enjoy the many plant and animal species found here. Some fish that can be found in the park include the yellowbelly, the Murray cod and the catfish. There are a number of interesting places to visit in the surrounding area which include;
Barmah National Park, situated on the Murray
River flood plain north of Nathalia, comprises the largest river red gum forest in Victoria. The complex ecology of the forest is closely linked to the Murray River and its flooding regime, creating a diverse natural habitat for a variety of wildlife, particularly waterbirds.
Warby-Ovens National Park
Extending north from the town of Glenrowan is a steep scarped range known locally as the Warbys. The combination of excellent viewing points along the ridge, pleasant picnic spots and an outstanding variety of birdlife and wildflowers makes a visit very worthwhile.
Reef Hills State Park
This is an area of mixed eucalypt forest near Benalla. The forest is an important remnant of the original vegetation of the northern plains of Victoria and is valued by naturalists for its wide range of plant and animal life.
There are no camping or toilet facilities in Broken-Boosey State Park. There is motel, bed and breakfast, camping and caravan park accommodation available in nearby towns.
Dogs are permitted in this park but must be kept on a leash at all times.
Aboriginal Traditional Owners
Parks Victoria acknowledges the Aboriginal Traditional Owners of Victoria - including its parks and reserves. Through their cultural traditions, Aboriginal people maintain their connection to their ancestral lands and waters. Further information is available from Aboriginal Affairs Victoria AAV and Native Title Services Victoria