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“Just passing through”

Tarra Bulga National Park
Ranked #1 of 4 things to do in Balook
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed August 19, 2013

What a beautiful drive through spectacular rainforest with the huge tall trees and the abundance of tree ferns. Short walks through the forest including a very stable swing bridge. Great for a few hours entertainment. We then drove along the ridge road which was not as well kept but was a lovely drive. Picnic or drive through it was a very beautiful little corner of old rainforest.

Thank lady23g
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Reviewed August 7, 2013

This gorgeous and unspoilt sub temperate rainforest area, must be seen to be believed... Many pockets of ancient tree ferns and gorgeous old trees... The walking tracks are well maintained can be a little slippery after heavy rain..
The natural bush smells and birdsong esp of the lyre bird will leave you feeling very revitalised..
Its a photographers version of heaven with many photographic opportunites...
The Lyrebird ridge track is probably one of my favourite tracks and leads to a suspension bridge.. The easiest way to reach this park is via Traralgon as the road even though windy isnt too bad, for those who dont get car sick and have lots of time on their hands I would reccommend taking the longer route along the Grand Ridge Rd...
Most of the latter way is unsealed, its is very windy and you cant travel too fast but its a lovely trip...

3  Thank Gippsland_Gypsy
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Reviewed July 17, 2013

We loved quietly strolling through this gorgeous pocket of rainforest thankfully preserved! Beautiful gullies of tree ferns. Pristine and serene - it made of a very peaceful and rejuvenating experience.

Thank JaneTheNestCreator
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Reviewed July 14, 2013

Pros: Beautiful scenic views of the hills. Lovely rainforest walk.
Cons: very very high up in the mountain ranges. Long narrow winding roads there are back with zero crash barriers and a sheer drop. Not for the ain't hearted.

Thank no1chocoholic
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Reviewed July 6, 2013

So many lovely little Nature walks to embrace Mother Nature along. Simply...Go there! The Lyrebird Ridge Track takes you to the Suspension Bridge section (you will hear Lyrebirds, and probably see them) - both tracks are spectacular - but also the Fern Gully walk, Ash, and Scenic Tracks are stunningly brilliant. Most sections are Wheelchair accessible too. The Forest Track completes the day out. Not all that well worn - but track easy to follow - and so worth it. At times medium grade, has a diverse range of growth, plenty of interesting Fungi, great views across the valleys at times, and photo opportunities galore. Then drive 8km south through some amazing scenery to the Tarra Valley Carpark section to Cyathea Falls walk. Another short walk - but among the prettiest I've seen - criss-crossing the stream.The Falls are rain dependent - a nice enough trickle the day we went (see pics). This shutterbug took 200+ pics on the day out. A long day trip form Melbourne - and all up about 12km of walks - but if you like your walks - I say go there.

1  Thank Andrew C
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