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Tarra Bulga National Park

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Address: Traralgon-Balook Road, Balook, Victoria 3971, Australia
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+61 13 19 63

Tarra-Bulga National Park in South Gippsland is well known for its giant...

Tarra-Bulga National Park in South Gippsland is well known for its giant Mountain Ash trees, beautiful fern gullies and ancient myrtle beeches. Hidden within the Strzelecki Ranges, Tarra-Bulga National Park features lush fern-filled gullies, giant Mountain Ash and ancient Myrtle Beech. Visitors have long enjoyed strolling along one of the nature walks or picnicking beside a shady fern-lined creek.

Walk to the impressive Corrigan’s Suspension Bridge, which stretches through the rainforest canopy, affording spectacular views of the lush fern gully on the forest floor below. Or picnic in a delightful setting, with three picnic areas; at the Visitor Information Centre, TarraValley and Bulga. Camping is not permitted within the park.

Tarra-Bulga National Park is approximately 200 kilometres east of Melbourne. The park is reached from the Princes Highway at Traralgon by following Traralgon Creek Road to Balook. Alternatively the park can be reached from Yarram via the Tarra Valley Road or Bulga Park Road. Roads throughout the area are narrow and winding but offer marvellous scenery with panoramic views from several points, including Mount Tassie.

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A visit to Tarra-Bulga National Park

A visit to Tarra-Bulga National Park has been our to do list for some time and we made a detour so that we could check it out and take some photos. Tarra Bulga National Park is a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jan O
Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A visit to Tarra-Bulga National Park has been our to do list for some time and we made a detour so that we could check it out and take some photos. Tarra Bulga National Park is a beautiful, dense, cool temperate rainforest situated approximately 200 kilometers east of Melbourne. It offers visitors several short walks through lush gullies and beautiful... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic walking tracks, museum showing you great exhibits. Facilities for picnics. Family friendly.

Thank Pies35
Augsburg, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed February 28, 2017

loved it here in the middle of nowhere. just beautiful, peaceful. lovely walks for all levels of walkers. paradise for photographers. great places for picnics.

Thank Lyndylou18
Gympie, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed February 1, 2017

This is a great place to do either long or short walks. We didn't have too much time, so chose the Lyrebird walk and then down to the swing bridge. Just gorgeous tree ferns, ferns and gigantic Mountain Ash trees. Well worth it!

Thank Barbara B
Sale, Australia
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Reviewed February 1, 2017

Spent a day driving through this national park. The roads are narrow and windy but it's worth the effort. Some nice trail walks through the park and the suspension bridge is worth a look.

Thank wma37607
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed January 28, 2017 via mobile

Went with our hired Harley, and it's a beautiful slow road. Very narrow, but easier on a bike than by car, I think. Spectacular greenery, and a few stops for walking if you have time. The north end of the C434 route (heading back to east north east) is 10km unsealed road, so we had to exit northwards via C433... More 

Thank Nathan W
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed January 8, 2017 via mobile

A great day out for a summers afternoon. Peaceful bubbling river and waterfalls, quiet bird chatter and a breath of real fresh air. Very relaxing natural surroundings. Information on relevant history, fauna and flora, all available at various picnic sites. Although I did find the maps a bit confusing, they appeared to be somewhat vague. Definitely wear comfortable shoes and... More 

Thank TylerJ93
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Reviewed January 5, 2017 via mobile

We went to the park for a day trip. It's about 2.5 hrs drive from Melbourne. The drive to the park itself is scenic. There are lost of short walks through the forests. The big trees and tree ferns felt like we were in the Jurassic park minus the dinasauraus! We went with a 14 and 8 year old who... More 

Thank PC C
Perth, Australia
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Reviewed January 5, 2017 via mobile

What a beautiful little gem hidden among the farmland! Stunning walks through forest areas with tall trees and millions of ferns. Listen to birdsong as you walk. If you're quiet and lucky, you may even spot the lyrebird! Picnic and barbecue areas available. Great spot for summer too as it's usually cooler under the forest canopy. Waterfalls to be seen.... More 

Thank 196JerryS
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed December 26, 2016 via mobile

Lovely bush walks with the kids, lots of photo spots, nice food, definitely would recommend to anyone who likes nature

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