Last of the Gippsland fires contained – time to visit our forests and parks!
Yesterday, the Mt Darling - Cynthia Range fire near Dargo was the final fire in the region to be declared contained after a massive effort by all our firefighting agencies over the past three months.
Much of that effort includes ongoing work to reopen fire-affected camping areas and forest roads and tracks.
We’re expecting to welcome a surge in visitors over the school and Easter holidays and there are plenty of places to explore and experience across the region.
Popular camping areas like Coopers Creek and Bruntons Bridge near Walhalla and many others will be open for the coming weekend.
There’s a huge expanse of parks, forests and tourism opportunities stretching from Noojee in the west to Mallacoota in the east, from the coastline to our cool Alpine areas.
If you’re planning a trip to Gippsland these holidays, whether you’re walking, camping, riding, driving or simply relaxing and enjoying, make sure you plan ahead and have access to all the information you need before you go.
For more information on what to see and do in our state forests, visit www.parkweb.vic.gov.au and https://www.ffm.vic.gov.au/visiting-state-forests/places-to-visit or download the More to Explore app https://www.ffm.vic.gov.au/visiting-state-forests/more-to-explore-apps-and-maps.
In areas where fire-fighting and rehabilitation works are continuing, some local roads, tracks, forest and park areas will be closed. There will be signs in place to inform the public of any closures, which are there for the safety of visitors, our fire-fighters and to protect the environment, so please respect those closures.