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Parks

Highcamp Flora Reserve, Highcamp

Where:
Corner Crawfords Road and Northern Highway, Highcamp. Enter off Crawfords Road. (See map)
Facilities:
Walking Trail
Dog rules:
On-leash

A bushland reserve covering approximately 11 hectares. The reserve runs alongside the former Heathcote Junction to Bendigo railway.

The Highcamp Flora Reserve is a wonderful display of native vegetation, dominated by mixed eucalyptus, with a shrubby from varied wattles and ground cover of native grasses and wildflowers.

History

Mitchell Shire Council acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land, those of the Taungurung People, who have walked upon and cared for this land for thousands of years.

The Highcamp Flora reserve is an 11ha parcel of crown land, running adjacent to the former Heathcote Junction to Bendigo Railway Line which was opened in 1890 and closed in 1951. The reserve is protected under a Vegetation Protection Overlay in the Mitchell Shire Planning Scheme and provides important bio links for native fauna.

Highcamp Flora Reserve is Crown Reserve, and Mitchell Shire Council is the appointed Committee of Management.

Significant flora

The Highcamp Flora Reserve is a wonderful display of native vegetation. It is dominated by mixed eucalypts, with a shrubby understory of varied wattles and ground cover of native grasses and wildflowers.

The reserve is dominated by Valley Heathy Forest vegetation. This reserve is significant as this ecological vegetation class is poorly represented in reserves and on private land within the Mitchell Shire.

Native mammals, including wombats and kangaroos, have been spotted throughout the reserve and the endangered golden sun moth. There are several old trees with hollows in the reserve, allowing for diverse native birdlife.

Highlights and facilities

  • tracks for horse riding and bushwalking
  • wildflower walks

How you can help

  • keep dogs on a leash
  • no motorised recreational vehicles permitted
  • please take all rubbish with you
  • no firewood collection permitted

Visiting for the day

The entrance of the reserve is on Crawford’s Road. Roadside parking is available near the reserve.

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This page was last updated on 8 June 2022.