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Leaghur - Leaghur State Park



Leaghur State Park protects some of the most significant Black Box wetland and woodland communities in Victoria. The park is on the Loddon River floodplain in the state's north west. Flooding can occur in winter and spring, replenishing the park with rich, stunning wetlands and vigorous growth. Flooding is essential for the health of Black Box communities.

Take a leisurely drive, enjoy a picnic or go for a pleasant bushwalk.

Pack a picnic or have a barbecue and enjoy a relaxing time with family and friends in the picnic areas near the main entrance and at Lake Meran. Fireplaces are provided. Camping is allowed in both picnic areas.

Go for a walk through the Black Box woodlands and quietly observe Whistling Kites, Brown Falcons, Superb Fairy-wrens and many other birds soaring high above the wooded and wetland areas. Keep an eye out for wallabies or kangaroos grazing on the open plains at dawn and dusk.

Early settlers found the Black Box tree had limited value as sawn timber and harvesting was limited. Today fine old trees survive, with much of the habitat still intact. Visitors may discover scar trees and oven mounds left by Aboriginal people who hunted here, and by settlers seeking materials for shelter.

The Dairy Track is a reminder of farmers who travelled this track to deliver fresh cream to the Appin dairies, while wild oats and other weeds suggest that the Red Plain was once used for cropping.

Stands of non-indigenous eucalypts and other trees planted in 1950 (experimental plantation) and in 1972 (to enhance the entrance) are a notable feature at the main entrance and picnic area.


Address | Contact


Boort-Kerang Road,  Leaghur 3537, Victoria, Australia. View Map Map opens in new browser window
Telephone: 
Map: X921 Ref: B4

Web Links


Link Leaghur State Park (Parks Victoria)

Link Park note - Leaghur State Park (PDF)



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