b' 4x4 DestinationPARKS VICTORIABunyip State Park ClosuresGive the environment time to recover species. Local residents, visitors and community have been instrumental inafter fire for a better driving the four-wheel drive community were left contributing to these works, howeverexperience devastated when, in early March this there is evidence of four-wheel driversBunyip State Park is a favourite place year, lightning strikes sparked a number ignoring the closures, causing furtherfor getting into nature and doing a spot of bushfires that ultimately burnt damage and prolonging the recoveryof four-wheel driving, given its close 9,500ha, or 60 per cent, of Bunyip State process. This article seeks to explainproximity to Melbourne and variety of Park. The fires were brought under why areas of Bunyip State Park remaintracks offering varied natural environ- control by April 2019 but Parks Victoria off limits, the damage that can be donements. It offers camping, walking, horse have kept sections of the park closed to by ignoring closures and the incredibleriding and trailbike tracks and is home ensure visitor safety, enable the park to work volunteer groups, including Fourto many threatened plant and animal recover and for rehabilitation works to Wheel Drive Victoria, have contributed.take place. The four-wheel drivePhotos courtesy Parks Victoria14 DECEMBER2019 TRACKWATCH'