Wombat State Forest

Wombat State Forest

The Moorabool region is a hiker’s paradise. Surrounded by stunning wilderness, native flora and fauna, gorges, rivers, picnic grounds, mineral springs and trails to suit hikers of all experience levels, there’s something for everyone in our State parks and forests.

Wombat State Forest is a large re-growth forest adjacent to the Blackwood township, and extends along both sides of the Dividing Range. 

The Forest contains a diverse range of native plants and animals, including a number that are listed as rare or threatened, such as the Powerful Owl and the Wombat Bush Pea. As well as these natural values, the Forest is a significant water catchment area, and contains the headwaters of the Lerderderg, Moorabool, Coliban, Campaspe and Loddon rivers.

A notable feature of Wombat State Forest is the extent of mineral springs which account for over 80% of Australia’s mineral springs. The mineral waters are rich in calcium, silica, magnesium, iron and sulphur. 

The Forest is used for four wheel driving, picnicking, bush walking, cycling and bird watching.

The Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action (DEECA) manages the forest and only permits four wheel driving, mountain biking, motorcycling and horse riding on made roads.


Lerderderg Track, Blackwood  3458  View Map

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