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Mount Cole State Forest



Mt Cole State Forest is a magnificent forest allowing you to go for a walk through cool fern gullies, spectacular tall forests and alpine plateaus with magnificent views for 360 degrees.

Visitors can experience various recreational activities including horse riding, camping, walking, four wheel driving or just enjoy a picnic.

Mt Cole State Forest is a walker's paradise. You can spend as little as a few hours to a week - there is a walk to suit everyone. Examples of walks are:

  • Beeripmo Walk: Distance 21km: a moderate 11 hour (2 day) walk. Starting at Richard campground is a journey of discovery for the novice and experienced hiker. This walk gives you the opportunity to experience a variety of varied forest environments from lush forests with ferns, the gentle sound of running water from falls, moss covered rocks and weather beaten rocky outcrops - all with magnificent views.
  • Grevillea to Richards: Distance 1.8kms: a moderate 30 to 45 minute walk to Richards. Take this short journey from The Glut picnic area through Mt Cole to Richards.
  • Borella Walk: Distance 5kms: a moderate 3 hour one way walk from Chinamans to Ben Nevis. This walk is a bird watchers delight and offers great lookouts along the way.
  • Woods Gully Walk: Distance 1.4Kms: a moderate 40 minute walk.
  • Paradise Walk: Distance 9.2kms: a difficult 4 hour one way walk.
  • Richards to Raglan: Distance 1km: a difficult, steep 30 minutes walk climbing through ferny gullies and encompassed by large granite boulders. You can catch your breadth and enjoy the views at the flat top of the cliffs.
  • Cave Hill to Sugarloaf: Distance 3.5kms: a moderate 2 hour walk that climbs gently to Cave Hill. The forest changes from tall eucalypt forest with shrubby understorey to open sub albine vegetation. This walk allows you to experience views to the south towards Mt Cole and the western plains.
  • Sugarloaf to Beeripmo Campground: Distance 1km: a moderate 30 minute walk. A very pleasant stroll!
  • Mt Buangor to Grevillia: Distance 6.5kms: a moderate 2 to 3 hours walk past Dawson Rock then descends gradually through regrowth forest before joining and following Long Gully. At Long Gully the tall eucalypts become overwhelmingly taller. This walk give you the opportunity to take time to enjoy the steep gullies lined with large tree ferns.
Picnic and Camping Facilities

There are picnic and camping facilities throughout the Mt Cole State Forest catering for both large and small groups. There are six different sites - Ditchfields, Chinamans, Mugwamp, Richards, Smith's Bridge and Beeripmo. These sites provide an ideal base for all activities, e.g., walking, horse riding, etc.

Most sites provide picnic facilities, toilets, shelters and fireplaces/pits. Availability for camping is on a first come basis. There is no charge for camping in the area.



Address | Contact


Mount Cole Road,  Mount Cole 3377, Victoria, Australia. View Map Map opens in new browser window
Telephone: 
Map: X926 Ref: G2

Web Links


Link Mount Cole State Forest (DSE)

Link Friends of Mount Cole & The Pyrenees Ranges



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