National Parks & State Forests
With National and State Parks and Heritage Rivers, the Mansfield Mt Buller region is a natural playground for bushwalkers, mountain bikers, horse riders, canoeists, campers and four-wheel drive explorers. These parks are part of our shared heritage and are preserved for future generations to enjoy.
The Mansfield Mt Buller region boasts numerous State Forests, scenic reserves and historic areas. Many are criss-crossed by mining tracks and, more recently, designated bike trails. For those who like a bit of history with their outdoor activities, signposted historic areas mark significant places like Power’s Lookout, where Harry Powers watched the road below for troopers, or Stringybark Creek Camping Reserve, famous for the Kelly Gang gunfight.
Alpine National Park
The biggest park in Victoria, the Alpine National Park is also one of Australia's finest preserved landscapes. The park offers ever-changing scenery, a wide range of alpine sub-climates and plenty of opporuntity for bushwalking, horse riding, four-wheel driving and mountain biking. For maps and details, call into the Mansfield Visitor Information Centre or call 03 5775 7000
There is nothing like camping amongst the snow gums and gazing up into night sky. With almost no light-pollution, the High Country night-sky is a very showy affair. Highlights include the Milky Way, Arcturus and Orion in spring and of course, the Southern Cross. Best thing about star-gazing in the High Country? It’s free! Call into the Mansfield Visitor Centre for your star charts and self-guided maps.
Lake Eildon National Park
With its many hidden bays and steep, wooded mountains, Lake Eildon National Park is a stunning setting for bushwalking, four-wheel driving, camping and wildlife spotting as well as water sports. There are plenty of camping sites throughout the park, some of which are accessible by boat.
Mt Samaria State Park
Tall eucalypt forests on top of a rugged plateau, huge granite boulders, carpets of wildflowers and pretty waterfalls make Mt Samaria a great destination for overnight camping, bushwalking and scenic drives.