Overview

Rainforests and forests

Find your inner calm on a wander through Victoria's lush rainforest regions. Get off the beaten track and discover unique ecosystems teeming with native flora and fauna. Watch native birdlife swooping around moss covered trees and vines as you stroll past fern gullies, misty waterfalls and rambling creeks.

A state of mind

Revel in the remote and enchanted landscapes of Tarra Bulga National Park in Gippsland or head down the Great Ocean Road to walk under stands of giant California redwoods in The Otways. Drive The Black Spur, a road that cuts through fern gullies and towering mountain ash in the Yarra Ranges and take a walk along the spectacular rainforest walkway on the southern slopes of Mount Donna Buang.

Across Victoria

Victoria's rainforest can be found in five main regions: 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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