One of the most popular touring routes is the Wood, Wine and Roses Forest Drive. This drive weaves for 90-kilometres between Portland and Heywood and takes in the scenic rural landscape, local wineries, a rose farm and both the Cobboboonee National Park and adjoining Forest Park.
Cobboboonee National Park
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Cobboboonee National Park and the adjoining forest park showcase lowland forest and heathland on the doorstep of Portland and Heywood in far southwest Victoria.
Explore the park by horseback on the Great Cobboboonee Horse trail, extending along 60 kilometres of forest roads. There are also a variety of walking tracks catering for all fitness levels. The spectacular 250 kilometre Great South West Walk treks through the park and continues on through several others. There are some ‘step on step off' hikes allowing for shorter or longer overnight combinations.
Aboriginal Traditional Owners
Parks Victoria acknowledges the Aboriginal Traditional Owners of Victoria - including its parks and reserves. Through their cultural traditions, the Gunditjmara identify the park as their Traditional Country.
Popular things to do
The Great Cobboboonee Horse Trail extends over 60kms of forest roads, running north south. The tour starts at the intersection of the Portland-Nelson Rd and Wright Swamp Road . The trail uses the Wright Horse Camp and tranquil Jackass Fern Gully Picnic and Camping Area for overnight camping. Short walks to …
Jackass Fern Gully picnic and camping area, Wright horse camp and Surry Ridge picnic area are the main picnic and campgrounds. These campsites and their surrounds are flat and provide reasonable access for people with disabilities.
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