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Bunyip State Park

Wildlife
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Idiots
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Rubbish on Gentle Annie
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Lawson Falls
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Magnificent Mountain Ash
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Fabulous Ferns
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Fabulous Ferns
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Fabulous Ferns
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Fabulous Fungi
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portrait of a black swan at Devil,s bend
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Sword-grass Brown butterfly on Ferres walking
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Yellow-tailed black cockatoo chewing bark
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Waterhole beside Silvertop Ridge Track
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Red Fungi, Ferres Track
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Bunyip
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Bunyip
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Bunyip – SW Area
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Bunyip – SW Area
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At 4 Brothers Rocks
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Black Snake Range
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Watsons TK
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Four Brothers Rock
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Brown Koala
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Triangle Rd
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Windy Point
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Button Grass Walk
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  • The following roads, tracks and visitor sites are closed until further notice due to fire: Burgess Road between Link Road and Four Brothers Rocks, Four Brothers Rocks visitor site and Nichols Hut Track (walking track). For latest information on current fires go to www.emergency.vic.gov.au at Bunyip State Park, Thursday 23 November, 2017

Park Statistics

  • Established:September 1992
  • Area:16655ha
Camp fires
Camping
Cycling
Four wheel driving
Horse riding
Medium walk / Day walk
Mountain biking
Picnicking
Short walk
Sight-seeing
Trail bike riding

In February 2009, 45 per cent of Bunyip State Park was burnt by wildfire. Despite this dramatic event this park is once again an amazing escape where you can breathe fresh air and enjoy native plants and animals.

See a mosiac of green from heathland on river plains to Mountain Ash forest covering steep slopes. Whatever recreational pursuit you enjoy, Bunyip State Park provides opportunities for all.

The legend of the bunyip

Beware of the Bunyip, a dark furry animal with a round face, small ears and fiery eyes that glow in the dark!

According to the Aboriginal people, the Bunyip or “Buneep” (as spelt on early maps which show the river, first cattle run and township) is a spirit that punishes bad people.

Local Aboriginal people believed the Bunyip lived in the swamps of the Bunyip River, and therefore avoided the area. Many early settlers, believing this story, never pitched their tents near a ‘Bunyip hole’. People were also careful not to make ripples when collecting water. This upset the Bunyip. 

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

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