Terrick Terrick National Park

Victoria's newest National Park is situated on the Terrick Terrick Range, 65km north of Bendigo.

 

Things to Do

 

Walking trails provide nature lovers with the opportunity to enjoy many of the beautiful flora and fauna that are unique to the area.

 

Scenic drives take visitors to grasslands, granite outcrops, eucalypt woodlands and historical farming sites.

 

Facilities

 

The Mount Terrick Terrick Picnic Area has picnic tables, toilets, fireplaces and park information.

 

Many kilometres of walkings trails and vehicles tracks are provided.

 

There is no drinking water so please bring provisions

 

To assist in protecting the park, camping is only permitted at the picnic area. Please notify the ranger at Kerang of your camping stay.

 

Heritage

 

In November 1998, while celebrating 10 years as a state park, Terrick Terrick was declared a national park. The park is important in maintaining regional biodiversity, protecting significant landscape values and preserving important cultural and archeological features. The park will be managed to protect and restore the unique vegetation community while maintaining the sense of remoteness that attracts many people to the area.

 

The declaration of Terrick Terrick as a national park was the direct result of the acquisition of a 1277 ha property adjacent to the park. This property contains the largest remnant of endangered northern plains grassland community, and is probably the largest area of high quality remnant grassland vegetation in Victoria. In addition, several species of national and state significance have been recorded here. The values of this property have been retained through as conservative sheep grazing regime with relatively light stocking rates.

 

Fauna

 

The wooded and open grasslands are home to over 100 species of birds, including the Plains wanderer (Pedionomus torquatus), Grey-crowned babbler (Pomatostomus temporalis), Bush stone curlew (Burhinus grallarius), Barking owl (Ninox connivens), Spotted nightjar (Caprimulgus guttatus) and Brolga (Grus rubicundus).

 

The park is also home to a variety of native mammals and reptiles such as the Black wallaby (Wallabia bicolor), Fat-tailed dunnart (Sminthopsis crassicuadata), Striped legless lizard (Delma impar), Hooded scaly foot (Pygopus nigriceps) and the Tree goanna (Varanus varius).

 

Vegetation

 

The park supports over 200 species of native flora including many rare and threatened species. Significant flora includes buloke (Allocauarina leuhmannii), rock correa (Correa glabra), snowy mint bush (Prostanthera nivea), swan greenhood (Pterostylis cycnocephala), woolly cloak fern (Cheilanthes lasiophylla), dwarf bluebush (Maireana humillima) and rye beetle-grass (Tripogon logiiformis).

 

The plains area of the park carry a grassy woodland community dominated by white cypress-pine, yellow box and grey box.

 

The newly acquired grassland property supports the largest known Victorian populations of the endangered species Leptorhynchos scabrus, Swainsona murrayna, Prauphyllum suaveolens and Panicum laevinode. Through further surveys this list of significant species will almost certainly increase.

 

Looking After the Park

 

>> All native plants and animals are protected.
>> Firearms are not permitted in the park.
>> No dogs, horses and other pets.
>> Firewood is not to be collected from within the park.
>> Light fires only in fireplaces provided.
>> Do not light fires on days of Total Fire Ban. This park is in the North Western Total Fire Ban District.
>> Keep to designated tracks (30 km/h).
>> Please take your rubbish with you.

 

Precautions

 

Be fire conscious. Precautionary measures can mean an enjoyable stay and protect our significant flora and fauna.

 

Do not leave fires unattended. Before leaving extinguish fires thoroughly.

 

How to Get There

 

Terrick Terrick National Park is located 225 km north west of Melbourne. From Bendigo take the Loddon Valley Highway to Eaglehawk turning right to Mitiamo at the Bendigo-Pyramid Road. Mitiamo is 60 km north of Bendigo. The park is 4 km north of Mitiamo and can be entered at several points off Forest Road.

 

Nearby Parks

 

>> Barmah State Park
>> Kamarooka State Park
>> Leaghur State Park
>> Whipstick State Park

 

Guided Activities

 

1. Birdwatching
2. Bushwalking

 

 

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