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- Bob Padula
- Mont Albert (Melbourne), Victoria, Australia
- Ths author is a Chartered Professional Engineer, providing specialized consultancy services in International Broadcasting Engineering. He is graduate of the Royal Melbourne Instiutute of Technology.and holds the rank of Member, Institution of Engineers Australia . he is a recipient of the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for Services to Shortwave Radio, and was employed by the PMG's Dept/ATC/Telecom Australia from 1956 until 1997...
Monday, March 15, 2010
One of the best shorter walks in the western section of the Bunyip State Park would be Fern Tree Track.
This is deep in the Park, in the Black Snake Range, and runs between Nichol Hut Tk and gated Link Rd.
It follows a creek gully, with beautiful green tree ferns, some of which overhang the trail.
The Nicol Hut Walking Track starts at Triangle Rd, just north of the Gembrook-Tonimbuk Rd, and the turnoff for Fern Track is about 1 km further on.
There is space for car parking at Triangle Rd.
Nichol Hut Track was originally a fireline park management track, which continues to Burgess Tk, near the Four Brothers Rock formation.
The area is thick regrowth bushland, heavily logged until the late 1980s. The walking distance was about 4 km. The tracks are well signposted and are shown on Rooftops Gembrook map, and in the Parks Victoria map of the Bunyip State Park.
Tree Fern Track may also be reached from the Mortimer Picnic Ground car park, following gated Triangle Track.
This is one walk which should not be missed!
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