Parks Victoria have reminded everyone that the safety of visitors, communities and our staff are Parks Victoria’s priority. The Bureau of Meteorology have predicted a warmer than average summer season, rainfall is likely to be below average which may cause some challenging weather events across Victoria. Parks Victoria encourage you to plan before visiting and to use the below resources to help keep you and your customers safe this summer season:
Four Wheel Drive Victoria have been notified that Forest Fire Management Victoria has reopened a section of Marginal Road between Dunstan’s Road and Thowgla Falls in the Nariel Valley, which was closed during the wet months to keep drivers safe and reduce the damage to the forest road.
Four Wheel Drive Victoria have been informed by Parks Victoria that 3 seasonal road closures within the Mallacoota area/ Croajingolong National Park will remain closed until further notice due to them requiring road surfacing works. Currently Lakeview Track, Miner’s Track and Betka Track will remain closed
Four Wheel Drive Victoria have been notified that the Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action (DEECA) and Parks Victoria have combined pig sightings with camera trapping, GPS tracking and thermal drone imagery to target the pest species across the Gippsland and Hume regions.
As days become warmer, snakes are emerging from months of inactivity to search for food and a mate.
Many snakes stop eating during winter and conserve energy by not moving around as much. On a warm sunny day in the middle of winter snakes may still come out and bask.