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:
Latest Update: Friday 26 June 2020
Steavensons Falls at Marysville are now open. The public toilets are closed (please use the main toilets behind the Visitor Information Centre in Marysville). Parking is currently free.
Overnight camping will be permitted from Monday 1 June in many of our parks and forests.
Parks Victoria - National and State Parks
If you are planning to camp you MUST pre-book your site. For the latest Parks Victoria updates and to book a campsite click here. Conditions in parks can change quickly. Please always check Parks Victoria’s website www.parks.vic.gov.au and the change of conditions and closures page before visiting parks.
- Observe physical distancing of 1.5 metres at all times
- Check that the park is open before travelling
- Avoid parks that are usually busy on a weekend
- Bring your own hand sanitiser
- If a car park is full, no more people can visit that site. Do not join vehicle queues or park illegally - instead go to an alternative destination
- Stay safe – do not jump barriers or railings to access areas that are prohibited
- Be prepared for cold weather and take safety precautions in areas where there is snow
- If you are using BBQ facilities make sure you clean them before and after each use.
Consistent with the direction of the Chief Health Officer, Parks Victoria may need to close certain sites for public safety.
- Cathedral Range State Park
A number of campsites are available but must be pre-booked with Parks Victoria. The number of sites available will be managed to maintain social distancing. Toilets will be open.
- Lake 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).
- The Gums Campground – Kinglake National Park
Open until Monday 13 July and then will close for its regular seasonal closure.
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 click here.
Lake Mountain Alpine Resort
Lake Mountain Alpine Resort will reopen from Monday 1st June. You must pre-purchase your tickets for the day.
- All resort gate entry tickets must be pre-purchased online prior to visiting via the resort website and visitors must check for notices before travelling.
- Visitor capacity restrictions apply in the resort at any one time (not including staff).
- In line with government restrictions on shared facilities, the public BBQ’s will be closed.
- Limited outdoor activities are open including walking and sightseeing.
- Mountain biking is now closed until spring.
- Rental gear hire for snow sports are not available on mountain but can be hired in Marysville and Narbethong.
Lady Talbot Drive Closure
Due to increased risk of tree fall from recent and forecast high rainfall, Lady Talbot Drive is closed until further notice including access to Phantom Falls, Keppel Falls, Taggerty River Cascades and The Beeches Walk. For further information click here.
Council has reopened most public toilets in Murrindindi Shire, excluding the following facilities
- Great Victorian Rail Trail - old Koriella Station site
- Great Victorian Rail Trail - old Cathkin Station site
- Great Victorian Rail Trail - old Cheviot Station site
- Great Victorian Rail Trail - old Homewood Station site
- Great Victorian Rail Trail - east of Homewood
- Ted Lech Drive in Eildon
- Whittlesea-Yea Road in Flowerdale (near Hazeldene Store)
- Walter Moore Public Toilets in Flowerdale
- Kinglake-Glenburn Road in Kinglake (near Kinglake Pub)
Facilities are being cleaned every two hours, between 6.00 am - 7.00pm, in line with COVID-19 hygiene requirements.
Visitor Information Centres
Murrindindi Shire’s Visitor Information Centres - located in Alexandra, Eildon, and Yea (Y Water Discovery Centre) - are temporarily closed. During this period you can contact our Visitor Services team on 5797 3394, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Marysville Information and Regional Arts Centre (MiRa) will operate from 11am - 3pm during the school holiday period, 27 June - 12 July.
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