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Reef Hills State Park

Reef Hills State Park
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Horse riding
Scenic drive
Short walk

Reef Hills State Park will delight visitors year-round, with wildflowers blooming in spring, wattles flowering in winter and large yellow Guinea-flowers on display most of the year. The park was worked for reef and alluvial gold in the early 1900s and today prospectors may still be lucky enough to find gold particles.

Getting here

The park is located approximately 200km north-east of Melbourne, about 4km from Benalla. It is easily accessible from the Hume and Midland Highways. To reach the parking and picnic area, turn onto Reef Hills Road from the Midland Highway and follow the road until you reach Double Gates Road.

Things to see and do

A haven for wildlife and native vegetation, Reef Hills State Park is a great spot for picnics, scenic drives, bushwalking, horse-riding, cycling, bird watching and recreational prospecting. In addition, the forest is home to nationally significant flora and fauna including red stringybark, long‐leaf box and red box, with a grassy understorey and scattered shrubs such as golden wattle and woolly wattle.


There is a picnic area provided, however there is no water supply. Be self‐sufficient with drinking water and carry it into the park. Please note there are no camping facilities in this park.


Dogs and other pets are not permitted in the park, except when travelling through the park in a vehicle.

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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