Mount Buangor State Park
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Beereep Beereep
Visitor Guide
The highest peak in the area Mount Buangor (Beereep Beereep) offers spectacular views of the surrounding country.
Each new season brings changing smells, sounds, colours and sights to walk, camp, cycle, drive or picnic. The park
continues to recover from a bushfire in 2010 and fierce storms and floods in January 2011.
More detailed information about walks is posted on site at
visitor areas. Beeripmo Walk requires planning and has walk-in
campsites. For further Beeripmo Walk details visit
www.depi.vic.gov.au
Wedge-tailed Eagle
– Australia’s largest
living bird of prey
and one of the
largest eagles in the
world.
Caring for Country
The local Beeripmo balug (Aboriginal people)
belonged to the larger Djab Wurrung language
speaking community and they knew the forest as
‘Beereep-Beereep’ meaning ‘wild mount’.
Through their rich culture Djab Wurrung people have been
intrinsically connected to this Country for tens of thousands of
years.
Parks Victoria recognises this connection and
acknowledges the Traditional Owners and Aboriginal
Communities of Victoria.
More recent times
MajorThomasMitchellsightedMtBuangoronhis
1836 ‘Australian Felix’ expedition. Settlers arrived
within ten years of his visit and logging of the
timbered slopes began.
Enjoying the park
Prepare and wear appropriate footwear on all walks - especially
longer walks.
Three easier walks to explore include;
Waterfalls Nature Walk
1km, 45min return (easy/moderate)
Begins from Ferntree Visitor Area. Continue on 5 minutes
from the waterfall to Cascade Falls.
Two Mile Circuit Walk
2.9km, 1hr return (easy) from Bailes and 2.2km,
45min return from Ferntree
Middle Creek Walk
6.2km, 1.5hr return (easy)
Begins from Middle Creek or Ferntree visitor areas.
A haven for plants and animals
The park and nearby forest protect diverse ecosystems
alive with more than 130 species of
birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians and insects. Of the 324
known plant species there are 119 species that are of
significance. Spring wildflowers abound.
A range of animals can be found during daylight such as
kangaroos, echidnas, wallabies, Wedge-tailed Eagles,Crimson
Rosellas andkookaburras. Koalas are regularly heard screaming
and growling at night.
Location and access
The park is located between Ararat and Beaufort on
the Western Highway, Route A8.
Camping and picnics
Car-based camping is available at Bailes, Middle Creek and
tents only at the smaller Ferntree area.
Camping fees apply. For further information or to
book go to www.parks.vic.gov.au/stay
Driving
Great views, forest, escarpments and snow gums await you in
this park and the adjoining Mt Cole State Forest. Check road
conditions after heavy rainfall before leaving home.
Be fire ready and stay safe
Many parks and forests are located in high fire risk areas. On
days of forecast Code Red Fire Danger this park may be closed
for public safety. If you are already in the park you should leave
the night before or early in the morning for your own safety.
Closure signs will be erected and rangers will patrol when
possible, however you may not receive a personal warning that
the park is closed so check the latest conditions by calling 13
1963 or visit www.parks.vic.gov.au
For up to date information on fires in Victoria or general fire
safety advice call the Victorian Bushfire Information Line on
1800 240 667.
June 2014
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Walking
Explore a range of walking tracks in the park. The grade varies
from easy to hard.
For more information call the Parks Victoria Information Centre on 13 1963
or visit our website at www.parks.vic.gov.au
For further information
Parks Victoria
Information Centre
Call 13 1963
Or visit the website at
www.parks.vic.gov.au
The Djab Wurrung people
are represented by
Martang Pty Ltd
- the Registered Aboriginal
Party for this area
Visitor Information Centres
Ararat
91 High Street
ARARAT 3377
Tel: 5352 2096
Beaufort
72 Neill Street
BEAUFORT 3373
Tel: 5349 2604
Caring for the
environment
Help us look after your park
by following these
guidelines:
Please take rubbish home
with you for recycling and
disposal
Vehicles including motor
cycles must not be driven off
open formed roads
All vehicles must be
registered and drivers
licensed
Remain on walking tracks
where applicable to avoid
damaging vegetation and
spreading disease
Horseriding is permitted but
horses are not allowed to
remain onvernight in the
park
Mobile phones: you may not
be in network range in some
park areas.
To be connected to
emergency services when
you are not in range dial 112
then press the ‘Yes’ key
Park closures
Be prepared to leave early as
extreme weather may cause
the closure of some park areas
for public safety
From 1 July 2014, visitors
should pre-book their
campsite. For further
information or to book go to
www.parks.vic.gov.au/stay
The
Cav
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Fire
Mt Buangor State Park is in the
South West Total Fire Ban District.
Parks Victoria does not guarantee
that this data is without flaw and
therefore disclaims all liability which
may arise from you relying on this
information.
It is your responsibility to know if it is
a day of Total Fire Ban.
If in doubt call the
Victorian Bushfire Information Line: 1800 240 667
Fires may only be lit in fireplaces provided.
No fires/flames may be lit on days of Total Fire Ban.
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Mount Buangor State Park