The Mount Taylor Mountain Bike Tracks are located at the Mount Taylor Picnic Area, 15km north of Bairnsdale. There
are three style of mountain bike tracks within the State forest, a Downhill track, All Mountain track and a Cross Country track.
Bullumwaal, sometimes spelt Bulumwaal, is located along Boggy Creek, 29 km north of Bairnsdale in East Gippsland. Gold was found in Boggy Creek in 1857. There were soon 1000 people living there but the rush was shortlived. The discovery of reefs in the mid-1860s led to the establishment of a number of mines. A small township named Allanvale, later Boggy Creek, grew up at the creek crossing.
In 1868 there was a rush to Upper Boggy Creek where promising reefs were found. In 1870 this growing township was renamed Bullumwaal. Bullumwaal is an Aboriginal word thought to mean two spears, representing two nearby mountains, Mt Lookout and Mt Taylor. However, by the early 1880s the Boggy Creek goldfields again were almost deserted.
Mt Taylor Recreation Reserve - view from Bullumwaal Rd
Directions Map (Google Maps Jan 2022)
Mt Taylor Park and nearby (Google Earth)
Click this Youtube link to go on am exciting mountaibike ride in the Park!