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  • Length: 21.1km

  • Duration: 6hrs

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: Tarra Bulga Visitor Centre

  • End: Tarra Bulga Visitor Centre

  • Closest Town: Balook

  • Location: Tarra Bulga National Park

  • Distance from state capital: 192km

  • State: VIC

  • Latitude: -38.428934

  • Longitude: 146.566383

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Tarra Valley Loop is a 21.1km, grade 3 Circuit hike located in Tarra Bulga National Park Victoria. The hike should take approximately 6hrs to complete.

Summary

The Tarra Valley loop is is a wondrous hike through the magnificent Tarra Valley, home to some of the best primeval rainforest in Victoria.

This trail features an array of waterfalls, including Cyathea Falls and Tarra Falls, and many endangered Slender Tree-ferns (Cyathea cunninghamii), as well as ancient specimens of Myrtle Beech (Nothofagus cunninghamii).

There’s a great picnic area in the Tarra Valley – perfect for a quiet lunch with your friends and family.

During the walk you’ll have great views of the Ninety Mile Beach and surrounds, as well as the chance to observe the recovering native forest, decimated by the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires.

This section of the GST connects with the Tarra Valley settlement offering accommodation such as caravan parks or three-star bed and breakfast.

Location

Hidden within the Strzelecki Ranges, Tarra-Bulga National Park features lush fern-filled gullies, giant Mountain Ash and ancient Myrtle Beech. Visitors have long enjoyed strolling along one of the nature walks or picnicking beside a shady fern-lined creek.

Getting there

Tarra Bulga National Park is situated approximately 200 kilometres east of Melbourne. The park is reached from the Princes Highway at Traralgon by following Traralgon Creek Road to Balook. Alternatively the park can be reached from Yarram via the Tarra Valley Road or Bulga Park Road. Roads throughout the area are narrow and winding but offer marvellous scenery with panoramic views from several points, including Mount Tassie.

 

Total distance: 21145 m
Max elevation: 723 m
Min elevation: 349 m
Total climbing: 1120 m
Total descent: -1121 m
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