PAGE 26 | LAKES COAST VISITOR GUIDE TARRA TERRITORY Tarra-Bulga National Park in South Gippsland is well known for its giant Mountain Ash trees, beautiful fern gullies, rambling creeks, waterfalls and ancient myrtle beeches. The park covers 2015 hectares of some of the best examples of original, cool-temperate rainforests in the Strzelecki Ranges. The park is popular for picnics, walks, scenic drives and nature study. Roads throughout the area are narrow and winding but offer marvellous scenery, with wide views from several points, including Mount Tassie, off the Traralgon-Balook Road, the Blackwarry fire tower and the Grand Ridge Road. The Tarra Bulga Visitor Centre, located at 1885 Grand Ridge Road, Balook, is well worth dropping into for local advice and information. It is open at specified times, and displays the history of the local people and natural environment. You can contact the Visitor Centre on 131 963. There are numerous walks from the Visitor Centre for varied abilities, leading to superb lookouts, waterfalls and a rainforest canopy experience on the impressive Corrigan's Suspension Bridge. Fireplaces, picnic shelters, tables and toilets are provided at both the Visitor Centre and Tarra Valley picnic area. Camping is not permitted within the park, however there are several caravan/camping parks nearby, and in Yarram and Traralgon. Other accommodation, including guesthouses and B&Bs, are scattered throughout the Strzelecki Ranges. For the latest information on park access and any track closures, see the Parks Victoria website at parks.vic.gov.au On the National Park’s impressive Corrigan’s Suspension Bridge, you can immerse yourself in the lush rainforest canopy. Photos: Visit Victoria Walk among towering trees and tranquil fern gullies Walk through lush fern gullies and ancient rainforests. A soothing waterfall in the Tarra-Bulga National Park.