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Pyrenees Range State Forest



The Pyrenees Ranges offer visitors a wonderful mix of natural and cultural history, with spectacular views, rugged mountain ranges, abundant wildlife, a rich mix of wildflowers and historic sites. The main attractions of the forest are the Waterfalls Picnic Area, Governor Rock Lookout and the Pyrenees Endurance Walk.

The Pyrenees Ranges State Forest can be accessed from Avoca. Travel west along Vinoca
Road following the signs to the wineries then on to the Waterfalls Picnic Area.

There are many activities you can enjoy in the forest, some of which include:
  • Get active! Walk along one of the many tracks around the forest, ride your horse or bike along the bush roads and appreciate the beauty of the forest. Be sure to stay on formed roads when riding.
  • Find a nice spot to relax, camp or have a picnic.
  • Take your dog for a walk.
  • Try your luck fossicking or prospecting. All prospectors require a Miner’s Right.
  • Enjoy a car or motorbike tour of the forest, exploring the extensive road network.
  • Explore and search the forest for clues that give us evidence from the past – remember to leave everything as you found it.


Walking Tracks:
Pyrenees Endurance Walk
Distance: 18 km one way
Time: 13 hours
Gradient: Very steep and difficult
Quality of Path: Rough track, many obstacles
Quality of Markings: Signposted
Steps: Occasional steps
Experience required: Experienced bushwalkers
The Pyrenees Endurance Walk is 18 km one way and is recommended as an overnight trip starting at the Waterfalls Picnic area with Camerons Track being the halfway point. This walk is considered to be reasonably difficult with some steep sections. In drier months, you will need to carry your own water.

2. Valley Walk
Distance: 1 km
Time: 20 mins return
Gradient: Flat
Quality of Path: Formed track, some obstacles
Quality of Markings: Signposted
Steps: Occasional steps
Experience required: No experience required
A pleasant after lunch walk, this track is signposted from the Waterfalls Picnic Area and follows the course of the No.2 Creek upstream to a rock outcropping. Water flows in the winter months only, or after heavy rainfall.

There are numerous tracks throughout the forest, which also make ideal short walks. From the Waterfalls Picnic Area an easy walk along Ebling Track to Fraser Track and back will take approximately 1 hour or a walk along Waterfalls Track onto Schmidt Track to Sugarloaf Track and back will take 2 hours.


Address | Contact


Vinoca Road,  Avoca 3467, Victoria, Australia. View Map Map opens in new browser window
Telephone: 
Map: X920 Ref: H11

Web Links


Link Pyrenees Range State Forest (DSE)

Link Friends of Mount Cole & The Pyrenees Ranges



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