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Four Wheel Drive Victoria have been informed by DELWP that some of the more popular camping and day-visit sites across Gippsland are already starting to fill up.
 
Bruntons Bridge, Toorongo Falls, Coopers Creek and Blue Pool are just some of the spots expected to be extremely busy this weekend – so make sure you have a back-up plan if your destination is crowded.
 
Instead of adding to the crowd- why not make the most of exploring a bit further down the road and trying out somewhere new?
 

Four Wheel Drive have been informed that Forest Fire Management Victoria (FFMVic) crews are taking advantage of ideal weather conditions to carry out more than 20 fuel reduction and ecological burns across the state.

If you are travelling this weekend stay informed about planned burns happening at or near your destination as there may be smoke impacts and closures.

FFMVic Chief Fire Officer, Chris Hardman, said crews have ignited approximately 60 planned burns since 19 January 2021, covering 5,670 hectares, to reduce the size, intensity and impact of future bushfires to communities and the environment.

Have a backup plan if you’re headed out camping this weekend- don’t add to the crowd.

We’re expecting a number of our most popular campsites to fill up quickly - particularly those around the Latrobe Valley and Baw Baw areas.

If you’re planning to go to any of the following places – make sure you have a plan B in case they are full:
• Toorongo Falls
• Bruntons Bridge
• Coopers Creek
• Blue Pool/Freestone Creek near Briagolong
• Many sites around the Erica and Noojee areas

You can check out other alternative sites via the Parks Victoria website at www.parks.vic.gov.au or download our more to explore app.

Ensure you stay COVIDSafe, remember physical distancing and masks, and have a plan B if sites are at capacity.

Don't let disaster happen this long weekend, escaped fires have the ability to become bushfires that can impact and damage many livelihoods as well as impact and restrict future access to recreational use of public. With warmer weather this long weekend follow the mantra, if in doubt, don't light your campfire. Follow these tips to help others and yourself stay safe this weekend.

Four Wheel Drive Victoria has ben notified of construction of a fence to exclude deer and protect an endangered wetland habitat has been constructed in north east Victoria following last summer’s devastating fires.

The five-hectare fenced area is located within the 170-hectare Pheasant Creek Flora Reserve near Shelley in the Upper Murray, and will protect the critically endangered Summer (or Shelley) Leek-orchid (Prasophyllum uvidulum) and over 40 other threatened species.

Four Wheel Drive Victoria have been informed by Forest Fire Management Victoria that Victorians need to plan their Labour Day long weekend getaway carefully and ensure they have a plan B destination to avoid crowds and stay COVIDSafe.

Forest Fire Management Victoria (FFMVic), Hume Deputy Chief Fire Officer, Aaron Kennedy said: “Large crowds are expected at popular sites in national parks, state forests and regional parks across north east Victoria during the long weekend from Friday, 5 March to Monday, 8 March.

Four Wheel Drive Victoria have been advised of the following planned burns for today 4/3/2021 subject to suitable weather

Goulburn District
• No ignitions scheduled for tomorrow

Murrindindi District
• Ignition of 16.5 Ha Fuel Reduction burn near Granton

Ovens District
• No ignitions scheduled for tomorrow

Upper Murray District
• Patrol of a 35 Ha Fuel Reduction burn near Lucyvale

Four Wheel Drive Victoria have been notified of a Temporary Park Closure for access to Triplet and Little Aire Falls within the Great Otway National Park

The closure will occur from 9 – 31 March 2021. This period is from the day after Labour Day and ends before the Easter weekend.

The linking tracks of Youngs Creek and Brown Town Track to these sites will also need to be closed to allow essential road works to occur.

Conditions in parks can change quickly. Please always check Parks Victoria’s website www.parks.vic.gov.au and the change of conditions and closures page before visiting parks.

The Four Wheel Drive Victoria AGM is this coming Thursday 4th March 2021. If you require details please contact our office at either This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 03 9874 7222