Moondarra State Park (26 km north east): known for its wildflower
displays, particularly along Seninis Track where sixteen species of
native orchid have been recorded. Scenic drives, bushwalks, picnicking,
swimming, camping, fishing and nature study are popular activities.
Some roads are suitable for bike riding. Spring is the main wildflower
season and along with summer, are the most popular times to visit the
park. Although, there is plenty to do all year round.
A 7km section of the former Walhalla Railway is publically accessible
in the Park. The trail crosses the Moondarra Resevoir Road soon after
the turnoff from the main road. The trail is not formally maintained
– there are no signposts and some sections are partly overgrown.
Baw Baw National Park: Covering a substantial part of the Baw Baw
Plateau and sections of the Thomson and Aberfeldy River valleys, Baw
Baw National Park offers colourful wildflowers in early summer and open
grassy plains with Snow Gum woodlands. Mount St Gwinear, Mount Erica
and the Baw Baw Alpine Village are ideal bases for bushwalking. The
Thomson River downstream of the Thomson Dam offers some of the best
white water rafting in Victoria. Several tour companies provide rafting
tours all year round.