Toorongo Falls Reserve
The Toorongo Falls Reserve protects two waterfalls on the Toorongo River and the Little Toorongo River in Gippsland, Victoria, Australia. It is located approximately 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) north-east of the town of Noojee, approximately 100 kilometres (62 mi) east of Melbourne.
Flora and fauna
The Reserve is home to wet forest types, including mountain grey gum, mountain ash, manna gum, blackwood and Austral mulberry. A variety of ferns thrive in the damp conditions including the necklace fern, soft tree fern, and the long fork-fern.
The reserve contains two bush walking tracks, which total 2.22 kilometres, taking a loop around the two waterfalls, and allowing the visitors to take the wide range of native experiences the area has to offer.
The area was an original border of two Aboriginal tribes. Wurundjeri who were to the west, and part of the Kulin Nation and the Brayakoloong, part of the Kurnai nation, who lived of the river flats of the Latrobe Valley. There is still evidence of Aboriginal heritage today, with many culturally significant sites being situated in the reserve.