Monday, 22 March 2021

Campgrounds, walking tracks and visitor sites throughout north-east Victoria are being revitalised thanks to the Victorian Government’s Victoria’s Great Outdoors (VGO).

Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes said the $3.8 million investment over the next three years will deliver seven new campgrounds, eight upgraded campgrounds and nine new or upgraded walking trails.

The improved recreational opportunities for visitors and communities will provide a boost to local economies recovering from the impacts of coronavirus (COVID-19) and last summer’s bushfires.

Projects in Victoria’s North east include:

  • $550,000 Wirrawilla Rainforest Walk upgrade near Toolangi will deliver a safer, more accessible boardwalk that can cater to an increased number of visitors. Works are expected to be completed by July this year.
  • $80,000 Carter’s Mill campground upgrade to improve accessibility and amenity of this popular campground that links with walking trails and the Epic Mountain Bike Track from Mount Buller. Works are expected to be completed by July this year.
  • $250,000 Thowgla Falls project near Corryong includes a new day visitor area, walking trail and viewing platform. Works are expected to be completed by 2023.
  • $250,000 Buckland Valley Strategic Master Plan to guide recreation investment and deliver stage one of works recommended by the plan by 2022.

These projects are part of the Victorian Government’s $105.6 million Great Outdoors Program, which is investing in better walking trails, 4WD tracks, campgrounds and visitor facilities, boosting regional tourism and making it easier for Victorians to enjoy nature. For more information, visit:

Quotes attributable Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes  

“Once complete, the upgrades will help more Victorians get out and explore the great outdoors and enjoy the health benefits of spending time in nature.”

”These upgrades will encourage more visitors to our wonderful region and will provide a boost to our local economy.”

“The Great Outdoors Program is providing Victorians with even better facilities when they get out camping and walking in the wonderful parks and forests that our state has to offer.”