Black Range State Park
Address: Cherrypool Rd, Cherrypool, Victoria 3401
Freecall: 131 963
Black Range State Park protects rugged and spectacular bushland in an area where much of the natural vegetation has been cleared for farming.
The park is an excellent spot for bushwalking. A long walk commences at the Black Range Picnic Area and leads to the top of the Black Range providing great views.
Rocklands Reservoir, which joins the south-east side of the park is a good place to camp and enjoy days on the water boating and fishing.
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.
Before you go
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Black Range State Park is situated in western Victoria 340km north-west of Melbourne. Access is from Cavendish on the Henty Highway.
- Fishing - Estuary
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Black Range State Park is home to many important fauna species including eight threatened species and the near-threatened Heath Mouse. Large populations of the Red-necked Wallaby and Eastern and Western Grey Kangaroo are found in the park. Over 100 bird species have been recorded in the park, five of which are rare or threatened, including Brolga, Royal Spoonbill, Freckled Duck, Pied Cormorant and White-bellied Sea Eagle. Amphibians and reptiles and a number of significant butterfly species have also been observed in the park.
Black Range State Park contains significant Aboriginal cultural sites including rock shelters, rock art, quarries and at least one scarred tree. The Black Range is central to the dreaming of the Jardwadjali people. Traditional occupation of the area centred around natural resources such as water, plant and animal foods and rock outcrops for shelter, artwork and stone procurement. Knowledge of past and present culture in the area is being passed on through the Brambuk Living Cultural Centre in Halls Gap and by the Goolum Goolum Aboriginal Cooperative in Horsham. Squatters selected runs on the more fertile plains surrounding the park, venturing into the Range only for limited stock grazing and timber harvesting. As a result, there are few sites of European cultural significance in the park, the main site being Wildman Cave.
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