Toorongo Falls Reserve

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Viewing platform for the Toorongo Falls

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.[1]

Flora and fauna[edit]

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.

Animals found in the reserve include common and mountain brushtail possum, ringtail possum, sugar glider, and a variety of bats. Red-bellied black snakes are commonly found during warmer periods.

Waterfalls[edit]

The amphitheater falls in the Toorongo Falls Reserve.

Walking tracks[edit]

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.[2]

History[edit]

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.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Toorongo Falls Reserve" (PDF), Forest Notes, FS0043, Department of Sustainability and Environment, June 2004, ISSN 1440-2262, retrieved 2011-03-08
  2. ^ Noojee Attractions, gippsland.com, retrieved 2011-03-08

Coordinates: 37°50′57″S 146°2′46″E / 37.84917°S 146.04611°E / -37.84917; 146.04611