Warby Ovens National Park

 The Victorian Government created Warby‐Ovens
National Park, along with other new and expanded
parks and over 200 conservation reserves, in June
2010 to protect and enhance the remaining River Red
Gum forests in Victoria.
 

The Victorian Government created Warby‐Ovens National Park, along with other new and expanded parks and over 200 conservation reserves, in June 2010 to protect and enhance the remaining River Red Gum forests in Victoria.

The location of the park, between the Australian Alps and the dry plains of northern inland Victoria, has resulted in a diverse range of flora and fauna representing elements of both land systems. The park covers the steep and rocky granite hills near Glenrowan, northward to where range meets the plains of the Riverina. 

Sweeping views from the Warby Ovens National Park southwards out over the Winton Wetlands or north-east towards Mt Buffalo offer many options for a picturesque picnic spot, bird watching and bushwalking. Explore Ryan’s Lookout, Mount Glenrowan and Salisbury Falls (during the cooler months) and see the country through the eyes of Ned Kelly.

Download the full Parks Victoria Warby Ovens National Park, Park Notes here.

All we can say is... you must discover this Victorian treasure!

Natural Attractions

• Unique Box–Ironbark Forest.

• Protected flora such as the Alluvial Terrace Herb-rich Woodland / Creekline Grassy Woodland Complex and Spring Soak Woodland EVCs, which are endangered within the Northern Inland Slopes bioregion.

• A total of 28 fauna and 23 flora species threatened in Victoria, and three fauna and one flora species threatened nationally.

• Impressive communities of Spur-wing Wattle, White Cypress-pine, Northern Sandalwood and fully skirted grass-trees.

• Diversity of species and habitats with outstanding wildflower displays.

Cultural Hot Spots

• Indigenous places and objects of significance, including rock wells, artefact scatters and a scar tree.

• Relics of early European settlement, including a water race and weirs on the ‘Taminick Run’.

• Evidence of past land use from timber cutting and a saw mill.

• Associations with bushrangers (Mad Dog Morgan and the Kelly Gang). 

 

Get Active

• Bushwalk and observe wildflowers and wildlife, in particular many bird species. 

• Take in spectacular views of the Australian Alps and the Ovens, King and Murray River valleys, Winton Wetlands and the inland plains of northern Victoria from lookouts within the park. 

• From horse riding, cycling, car touring and camping in a natural setting and, in the Killawarra Forest section of the park try your hand at gemstone fossicking.