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Paddys Ranges State Park

Flowers along Possum Gully Track
from Michael Soltwisch
Paddys Ranges State Park
from Wayne
Paddys Ranges State Park
from Wayne
Yellow-footed antechinus
from Wayne

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  • Planned burning operations are scheduled within this park, which will result in some areas being closed from the time of ignition until the area is declared safe, including the areas between Derby Road and Reservoir Track, west of Capilano Drive, and south of Osborne Court. Ignition of the burn is scheduled from 13 October 2018 subject to favourable weather. Check the status of current planned burns at at Paddys Ranges State Park, Friday 12 October, 2018
  • Disabled access to the toilet in the picnic area is currently restricted as the door doesn't fully open. Repair works will be undertaken as soon as possible, along with upgrades to picnic tables and signage. at Settling Ponds Track Picnic Area, Friday 7 September, 2018
  • Some roads in this park are subject to seasonal road closures. See Map 12: Paddys Ranges State Park for locations of the closures. at Paddys Ranges State Park, Wednesday 9 May, 2018

Park Statistics

Camp fires
Fossicking for gold
Medium walk / Day walk
Short walk

Well-known for its wildflowers in springtime, Paddys Ranges State Park is home to 30 types of orchids and more than 140 native bird species like the rare Painted Honeyeaters and Swift Parrots. 

Relics of the goldmining era scattered throughout the park. Visitors can retrace the steps of ‘Paddy’, a miner who reputedly roamed the area in the 1800s.

Bushwalking, camping and picnicking are popular activities in this beautiful Box-Ironbark forest.

How to get there

Paddys Ranges State Park is 170kms north west of Melbourne, just south of Maryborough. Sealed roads surround the park and there are good graded roads to visitor facilities.

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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