Walhalla Historic Area
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- Some roads in this park are subject to seasonal road closures. See Map 30: Baw Baw National Park for locations of the closures. at Walhalla Historic Area, Thursday 10 May, 2018
- Established:March 1979
Walhalla, a rich gold producer for 50 years, is a remote and picturesque mountain township. It is hard to imagine a more difficult site for a town than the steep, narrow valley of Stringers Creek as it winds down through the dense forests of the Baws Baws. Yet in its heyday, between 1880 and 1895, more than 4000 people lived there.
The town is the start of the 650 km Australian Alps Walking Track to the ACT. But most people come to discover the remnants of a community that defied a forbidding environment in its quest for gold. The best way to see the town is on foot.
Aboriginal Traditional Owners
Parks Victoria acknowledges the Aboriginal Traditional Owners of Victoria - including its parks and reserves. Through their cultural traditions, the Gunai - Kurnai identify the Walhalla Historic Area as their Traditional Country.
Tutsan (Hypericum androsaemum) is an invasive species, growing in population size and with detrimental effects within Walhalla and the surrounding region. Join the community for a day which will involve education, identification and treatment of Tutsan. The morning will hold a meeting in the Walhalla Mechanics Hall to update community…