Discover Dindi

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Looking for a place to escape and unwind? A place to slow down and connect with nature? Just a short drive to the north east of Melbourne, you’ll discover the Murrindindi region, an area of stunning natural beauty - from the Goulburn River flats to the rugged peaks and cool temperate rainforests of the Great Dividing Range. If you enjoy fern walks and majestic waterfalls, water sports and fishing, winter snow play, local history, fine food and wine, cosy getaways or a relaxing camping holiday, this spectacular area has it all.

This is Melbourne’s closest natural playground, rich with national parks, state forests, Lake Eildon, Lake Mountain Alpine Resort and the magnificent Goulburn River. So many incredible, awe-inspiring locations right on the city’s doorstep.

Scattered throughout these spectacular hills and valleys are the charming towns and villages of Marysville, Eildon, Yea, Alexandra, Kinglake and surrounding districts.

But don’t just take our word for it, come and discover ‘Dindi’ (as the locals call it), for yourself. Our natural wonders, welcoming towns, legendary country hospitality, delicious food and wine, and vibrant events – you can choose to do more, or less…as you like, naturally, in Murrindindi.

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21 hours ago

Discover Dindi

🌿🥾 RECONNECT WITH THE OUTDOORS 🌿🚵‍♀️

Looking to reconnect your family with the outdoors? The Outdoor Education Group (OEG) knows more than most the importance of connecting with nature and have launched a selection of weekend Come & Try experiences at its camps in Marysville and the Rubicon Valley close to Eildon.

🚣‍♂️🧗‍♀️ You can try your hand at a range of one day activities including hiking, abseiling, climbing, low ropes, orienteering, mountain biking, canoeing and skiing! They'll provide a private guide for the activity, get you kitted out appropriately and then help build your skills in that activity (as well as providing time for some outdoor fun!)

OEG has been delivering outdoor education to Australian students for more than 35 years and whilst school outdoor education trips are postponed, wanted to bring some affordable fun to families! They've got COVIDSafe Practices in place to help keep everyone safe.

👉For more information on the experiences available, OEG's COVIDSafe Practices and to book visit: hubs.ly/H0qPjGm0
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🌿🥾 RECONNECT WITH THE OUTDOORS 🌿🚵‍♀️
 
Looking to reconnect your family with the outdoors? The Outdoor Education Group (OEG) knows more than most the importance of connecting with nature and have launched a selection of weekend Come & Try experiences at its camps in Marysville and the Rubicon Valley close to Eildon.

🚣‍♂️🧗‍♀️ You can try your hand at a range of one day activities including hiking, abseiling, climbing, low ropes, orienteering, mountain biking, canoeing and skiing! Theyll provide a private guide for the activity, get you kitted out appropriately and then help build your skills in that activity (as well as providing time for some outdoor fun!)

OEG has been delivering outdoor education to Australian students for more than 35 years and whilst school outdoor education trips are postponed, wanted to bring some affordable fun to families! Theyve got COVIDSafe Practices in place to help keep everyone safe.  

👉For more information on the experiences available, OEGs COVIDSafe Practices and to book visit: https://hubs.ly/H0qPjGm0

3 days ago

Discover Dindi

👉🏕 CAMPING IS BACK ON 1 JUNE - HERE'S OUR LOCAL RUN DOWN 🔛⛺️

With the ease in restrictions from June 1 we will be allowed to pitch a tent and camp overnight once again in many of our parks and forests for camping. Please remember to be respectful, maintain social distancing with other campers, and ensure you are self-sufficient.

🌿Parks Victoria - you MUST pre-book your site!

1️⃣Cathedral Range State Park
A number of sites are available to book. The number of sites available will be managed to maintain social distancing. Toilets will be open.

2️⃣Lake Eildon National Park
Selected camping areas will be open and the number of sites available to book will be managed to maintain social distancing. Toilets will be open however no sink or shower facilities will be open (campers must be self-sufficient).

3️⃣The Gums Campground – Kinglake National Park
Now closed for the season (regular seasonal closure).

👉For the latest Parks Victoria updates and to book a campsite visit:
www.parks.vic.gov.au/get-into-nature/safety-in-nature/covid-19-update

🌿DELWP - State Forests

✅From Monday 1 June camping areas with public toilets will be open including these key sites:
Murrindindi Scenic Reserve, Big River State Forest Campsites, Andersons Mill, The Boys Camp (Rubicon), Mt Disappointment State Forest.

❌Exceptions are camping areas with site specific issues which will remain closed:
Kendall's Campground and Tin Hut - Rubicon State Forest
Burnt Bridge and Bulldog Flat - Eildon - Jamieson Road near Big River

For the latest DELWP updates and camping information please visit:
www.ffm.vic.gov.au/media-releases/park-and-forest-closures

🗻 Lake Mountain Alpine Resort

Lake Mountain will reopen on 1 June for walking (mountain biking now closed until spring.) Resort entry is free but you must book a ticket in order that the resort can manage visitor numbers - www.trybooking.com/BJSJQ Food and beverage outlets at the resort will remain closed during this week however public toilets will be open.
www.lakemountainresort.com.au/

🛣 The Black Spur drive located between Healesville and Marysville will be closed for road safety tree works from Monday 1 June - Thursday 4 June between 9:30am - 3:30pm.
For more information around closures please visit:
www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/planning-and-projects/melbourne-road-projects/maroondah-highway-safety-works
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👉🏕 CAMPING IS BACK ON 1 JUNE - HERES OUR LOCAL RUN DOWN 🔛⛺️

With the ease in restrictions from June 1 we will be allowed to pitch a tent and camp overnight once again in many of our parks and forests for camping. Please remember to be respectful, maintain social distancing with other campers,  and ensure you are self-sufficient.  

🌿Parks Victoria - you MUST pre-book your site!

1️⃣Cathedral Range State Park 
A number of sites are available to book. The number of sites available will be managed to maintain social distancing. Toilets will be open.

2️⃣Lake Eildon National Park  
Selected camping areas will be open and the number of sites  available to book will be managed to maintain social distancing. Toilets will be open however no sink or shower facilities will be open (campers must be self-sufficient). 

3️⃣The Gums Campground – Kinglake National Park 
Now closed for the season (regular seasonal closure).

👉For the latest Parks Victoria updates and to book a campsite visit: 
https://www.parks.vic.gov.au/get-into-nature/safety-in-nature/covid-19-update

🌿DELWP - State Forests

✅From Monday 1 June camping areas with public toilets will be open including these key sites: 
Murrindindi Scenic Reserve, Big River State Forest Campsites, Andersons Mill, The Boys Camp (Rubicon), Mt Disappointment State Forest.

❌Exceptions are camping areas with site specific issues which will remain closed:
Kendalls Campground and Tin Hut - Rubicon State Forest 
Burnt Bridge and Bulldog Flat - Eildon - Jamieson Road near Big River

For the latest DELWP updates and camping information please visit:
https://www.ffm.vic.gov.au/media-releases/park-and-forest-closures

🗻 Lake Mountain Alpine Resort 

Lake Mountain will reopen on 1 June for walking (mountain biking now closed until spring.) Resort entry is free but you must book a ticket in order that the resort can manage visitor numbers - https://www.trybooking.com/BJSJQ  Food and beverage outlets at the resort will remain closed during this week however public toilets will be open.
https://www.lakemountainresort.com.au/

🛣 The Black Spur drive located between Healesville and Marysville will be closed for road safety tree works from Monday 1 June - Thursday 4 June between 9:30am - 3:30pm. 
For more information around closures please visit: 
https://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/planning-and-projects/melbourne-road-projects/maroondah-highway-safety-works

5 days ago

Discover Dindi

🥾💦 KINGLAKE RANGES NATIONAL PARK 🌿⛰

Isn't it great to be able to get back out and explore? With outdoor activities in groups of less than 10 back on the menu hopefully you're ready to get out and explore (ensuring you're maintaining social distancing with your hiking buddies of course).

Why not head to Kinglake National Park where there a vast number of things to thrill nature lovers and waterfall enthusiasts?

1️⃣ Masons Falls

💦Set amongst the expansive Kinglake National Park, Masons Falls offers an iconic waterfalls that offers a family friendly and relatively short 1.5km walk to the lookout platform. Particularly impressive this time of year with fresh rain, the impressive lookout platform provides a great view towards the falls.

The trails leads from a fantastic picnic area, perfect for kids to run wild along a section of the Lyrebird Track. This short loop can be added into the walk and as the name suggest, you may be lucky enough to spot one of these reclusive birds.

🗺Access to the Picnic Area is via Whittlesea-Kinglake Road, followed by National Park Road and Masons Falls Road.

2️⃣Mt Sugarloaf

👀After taking in the view of Masons Falls there is the option to take the tracks at the top of the viewing platform and grab a view back towards Melbourne from Mt Sugarloaf lookout. This track is approximately 12km return on a good trail through mixed bush and offers a great reward of the view towards Melbourne.

🗺The lookout can either be driven to from the Mason's Falls car park or by walking there via the well-marked Boundary or Goodenia Tracks and the Mt Sugarloaf Ridge Track.

3️⃣ Jehosaphat Gully Picnic Area Walks

🚶‍♂️A range of short walking tracks can be accessed from the Jehosaphat Gully Picnic Area including Laver Circuit, Stuart Judd Track and Shelley Harris Track.

For a longer hike the Shelley Harris Track connects to the Mt Jerusalem Track, Cookson Hill Track and then links up with the Mt Everard Track for the approx. 22km Mt Everard Circuit Walk. Here the trail follows the edge of the ridge-line and you'll be rewarded with views of surrounding forested ridges. This then connects with the Bundy Track before reconnecting to the Mt Jerusalem Track for the return. Throughout the entirety of the route there’s a mix of scrubby bush, gum trees and ferns – a winner for those who love to hike amongst native bushland.

🗺Jehosaphat Gully Picnic area is located a short 1km outside the township of Kinglake off Healesville-Kinglake Road.

4️⃣ Wombelano Falls

💦Wombelano Falls is another one not to miss! It is also another 1.5m circuit walking track winds through forest with big old growth trees before arriving at the falls viewing platform.

🗺Wombelano Falls carpark can be accessed off Captains Creek Road.

5️⃣Lady Stonehavens Lookout

👀Lady Stonehavens Lookout is located within Frank Thomson Reserve, northwest of the Kinglake township off Whittlesea-Kinglake Road. The reserve sits on a hill in Victoria and has an elevation of 630 metres, offering wonderful views of Melbourne’s skyline rising from the southern plains and the rolling hills of the Yarra Valley to the east.

There is plenty of space for the kids to roam while adults can relax and enjoy the view. Dogs are prohibited in Kinglake National Park, but are permitted on a lead (at all times) in the Frank Thomson Reserve

For maps and more trail information please visit:
www.parks.vic.gov.au/places-to-see/parks/kinglake-national-park
www.discoverdindi.com.au
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🥾💦 KINGLAKE RANGES NATIONAL PARK 🌿⛰

Isnt it great to be able to get back out and explore? With outdoor activities in groups of less than 10 back on the menu hopefully youre ready to get out and explore (ensuring youre maintaining social distancing with your hiking buddies of course). 

Why not head to Kinglake National Park where there a vast number of things to thrill nature lovers and waterfall enthusiasts?

1️⃣ Masons Falls 

💦Set amongst the expansive Kinglake National Park, Masons Falls offers an iconic waterfalls that offers a family friendly and relatively short 1.5km walk to the lookout platform. Particularly impressive this time of year with fresh rain, the impressive lookout platform provides a great view towards the falls. 

The trails leads from a fantastic picnic area, perfect for kids to run wild along a section of the Lyrebird Track. This short loop can be added into the walk and as the name suggest, you may be lucky enough to spot one of these reclusive birds.

🗺Access to the Picnic Area is via Whittlesea-Kinglake Road, followed by National Park Road and Masons Falls Road.

2️⃣Mt Sugarloaf 

👀After taking in the view of Masons Falls there is the option to take the tracks at the top of the viewing platform and grab a view back towards Melbourne from Mt Sugarloaf lookout. This track is approximately 12km return on a good trail through mixed bush and offers a great reward of the view towards Melbourne.

🗺The lookout can either be driven to from the Masons Falls car park or by walking there via the well-marked Boundary or Goodenia Tracks and the Mt Sugarloaf Ridge Track.

3️⃣ Jehosaphat Gully Picnic Area Walks 

🚶‍♂️A range of short walking tracks can be accessed from the Jehosaphat Gully Picnic Area including Laver Circuit, Stuart Judd Track and Shelley Harris Track. 

For a longer hike the Shelley Harris Track connects to the Mt Jerusalem Track, Cookson Hill Track and then links up with the Mt Everard Track for the approx. 22km Mt Everard Circuit Walk. Here the trail follows the edge of the ridge-line and youll be rewarded with views of surrounding forested ridges. This then connects with the Bundy Track before reconnecting to the Mt Jerusalem Track for the return. Throughout the entirety of the route there’s a mix of scrubby bush, gum trees and ferns – a winner for those who love to hike amongst native bushland.

🗺Jehosaphat Gully Picnic area is located a short 1km outside the township of Kinglake off Healesville-Kinglake Road. 

4️⃣ Wombelano Falls 

💦Wombelano Falls is another one not to miss! It is also another 1.5m circuit walking track winds through forest with big old growth trees before arriving at the falls viewing platform.

🗺Wombelano Falls carpark can be accessed off Captains Creek Road.  

5️⃣Lady Stonehavens Lookout 

👀Lady Stonehavens Lookout is located within Frank Thomson Reserve, northwest of the Kinglake township off Whittlesea-Kinglake Road. The reserve sits on a hill in Victoria and has an elevation of 630 metres, offering wonderful views of Melbourne’s skyline rising from the southern plains and the rolling hills of the Yarra Valley to the east.

There is plenty of space for the kids to roam while adults can relax and enjoy the view. Dogs are prohibited in Kinglake National Park, but are permitted on a lead (at all times) in the Frank Thomson Reserve

For maps and more trail information please visit: 
www.parks.vic.gov.au/places-to-see/parks/kinglake-national-park
www.discoverdindi.com.au
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COVID-19 Update

The Victorian Government recently announced the further easing of restrictions, allowing domestic travel and overnight stays from 1 June 2020. We are now looking forward to once again welcoming visitors to our region. Here is an update on some of the key visitor sites in Murrindindi Shire:

 
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