Four Wheel Drive Victoria would like to remind our community that the impacts of multiple severe storms throughout 2021 are still being assessed and cleared across many Parks Victoria sites, however, significant progress has been made

at sites such as Hepburn Regional Park, Point Nepean National Park, Trentham Falls (Coliban River Scenic Reserve) and Organ Pipes National Park, where visitor exploration is no longer restricted.
To the west of the state and hard-hit areas such as Dandenong Ranges National Park and Wilsons Promontory National Park, Parks Victoria's storm response is ongoing, with local rangers working to clear complex hazards and debris while state-wide clearing of fuel breaks continues. We ask everyone to prioritise their safety and stay out of closed sites.
Site closures that will continue throughout December and into 2022 - as of December 9, 2021 - include:
• Arthurs Seat State Park - Kings Falls circuit walk is partly closed to visitors, accessible from Waterfall Gully road into the Park.
• Bunyip State Park - Towt Road and Ash Landing Road, at the intersection of Black Snake Creek Road and the intersection of Beenak Road, remain closed.
• Coolart Historic Area - please follow signage and barriers in place as some restrictions to specific areas and walking tracks remain.
• Dandenong Ranges National Park - partial closure, including Kokoda Memorial Track (1000 Steps), Valley Picnic Ground, Olinda Falls Picnic Area and the western Sherbrooke Forest tracks.
• William Ricketts Sanctuary - due to the extent of damage to buildings at this site, the entire location will remain closed into 2022.
• Great Ocean Walk - section of the trail between Johanna Beach Campground and Ryans Den is closed, noting all campgrounds remain open. Phillips Track and the Triplet Falls/Little Aire Falls Visitor Experience Area is closed, with repairs to be complete by December 15, 2021.
• Great Otway National Park - Gentle Annie Track and Lemonade Creek Walking Track remain closed.
• Kinglake National Park - the bridge at the eastern end of Mountain Creek Track remains closed.
• Macedon Regional Park - the section between Bawden Road and the Memorial Cross Reserve, as well as Hoods Track and Link 2 Track remain closed.
• Morwell National Park - Brewster and Braniffs Road entries, Grand Strzelecki Track and sections of Billy Creek Track remain closed.
• Mornington Peninsula National Park - please follow signage and barriers in place as remote walking tracks are partially restricted, including Baldry’s Short and Long Circuits, Long Point Track and Two Bays Track.
• Sale Common Nature Conservation Reserve - Heritage Trail and the boardwalk on the eastern side of the reserve remain closed.
• Trentham Falls (Coliban River Scenic Reserve) - the toilets at this site remain closed.
• Turpins Falls Scenic Reserve - whole site closure remains.
It is extremely important to stay out of closed parks and sites as rangers continue to conduct safety assessments and persevere with the process of identifying and removing hazardous trees.
Remember to observe signage and stay out of fenced or taped off areas, and report any instances of fallen or leaning trees and branches to Parks Victoria on 13 1963.