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Rainforests and forests

Wander through Victoria's lush rainforest regions and discover unique ecosystems teeming with native flora and fauna. Get off the beaten track and walk beneath stands of towering mountain ash or myrtle beech. Lose yourself in magical fern gullies and watch native birdlife swooping around moss covered trees and vines.

Glow worms and walkways

Walk along the spectacular observation platform and rainforest walkway on the southern slopes of Mount Donna Buang in the Yarra Ranges National Park. See the glow worms at night surrounded by myrtle beech, blackwood and tree-ferns in Melba Gully in The Otways or visit the mossy climes of Errinundra Saddle in East Gippsland and let your imagination run wild.

Across Victoria

Rainforest can be found in five main regions across Victoria: The Otways along the Great Ocean Road, The Central Highlands, East Gippsland, Wilsons Promontory and the Strzelecki Ranges. And although rainforest covers just 0.14 per cent of the Victoria, these regions contain 30 per cent of all of the state's rare or threatened flora species.

Victoria is home to two kinds of rainforest: cool temperate rainforest and warm temperate rainforest. Cool temperate rainforest is more common and can be found in highland areas, which boast higher rainfall and more fertile soils. Warm temperate rainforest grows in lower lying areas and some coastal regions in South Gippsland.

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Rainforests & forests

Great Otway National Park

The Great Otway National Park stretches from Torquay through to Princetown and up through the...

Yarra Ranges National Park

Cradling the Yarra River headwaters and much of Melbourne's water catchment, the park features...

Errinundra National Park

Errinundra National Park offers tranquil walks and scenic drives. It preserves the largest...

Mitchell River National Park

Mitchell River National Park has impressive river scenery, serene rainforest gullies, rugged...

Tarra Bulga National Park

Wander through the lush gullies and beautiful tree ferns of Victoria's Tarra Bulga National Park.

Kinglake National Park

Only 65 km north of Melbourne, Kinglake National Park lies on the slopes of the Great Dividing...

Snowy River National Park

Set out on your Snowy River adventure, taking in lush forests, towering gorges and waterfalls.

Wilsons Promontory National Park

Wilsons Promontory National Park is one of Victoria's most-loved places. At the southernmost tip of...





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