Bunyip State Park For Dirt Biking
The 2nd most popular offroad motorcycle trail in Australia.
Thursday 18 August 2016 05:23 GMT
East of Melbourne and Gembrook, the Bunyip State Park has exceptional natural condition, diversity of fauna and flora and high landscape values, creates a distinctive bush atmosphere to be explored and enjoyed. Covering 16,700ha of natural bushland, this park contains over 130km of roads and tracks, many of which cater for beginners and more experienced drivers alike. There are a number of roads and tracks remain open within the park that provide a challenging dirt bike experience, spectacular scenery and a sense of escapism.
The Bunyip State Park is located 65km east of Melbourne.
Here are several suggested dirt biking routes in the Bunyip State Park:
Blue Range: 24 km round trip (start and finish as Helmet Track Unloading area)
This ride takes you through magnificent Mountain Ash Forest. Spectacular views across the park and Westernport Bay can be seen from various viewing areas along Blue Range Road. The return trip passes through tough terrain with deep alpine drains and steep areas descending into the flat heathlands along Bunyip Road.
Gentle Annie: 43 km round trip (start and finish at Forest Road Unloading area)
You will ride in a northerly direction across steep mountainous terrain providing for a great trail bike experience. Gentle Annie Track provides a further challenge with rock benches and the added attraction of magnificent views across Gippsland.
Please use designated Trail Bike Unloading areas- please do not use picnic ground car parks or roadsides (penalties apply).
The nearest designated trail bike unloading area from Gembrook is located at Helmet Track. If you are entering the park from Tynong North Road, follow the signs to Helmet Track Unloading Area via Link Road. If you are visiting Bunyip State Park from the Pakenham direction access to Helmet Unloading area is via the Gembrook township, Beenak East Road and Black Snake Creek Road.
Bunyip State Park is located in the foothills of the Great Dividing Range, 65 km east of Melbourne. It can be accessed via Gembrook, Tynong North and Labertouche. Melway Ref 612 S5. When approaching from Gembrook or Woori Yallock, trail bike riders should enter the park via Beenak East Road and Black Snake Creek Road for access to four wheel drive tracks and trail bike unloading areas such as Helmet Track Unloading Area.
When approaching from Tynong North, enter the park via Tynong North Road, right into Tonimbuk Road, left into Link Road, right into Black Snake Creek Road and right into Helmet Track Trail Bike Unloading Area.
When approaching from Labertouche, travel along Forest Road, unload your trail bike at Forest Road Trail Bike Unloading Area and ride along Robertson Creek Track to explore Tarago State Forest.
Note: In order to ride a dirt bike in this area, the offroad motorcycle must be registered and the driver needs to have a valid license.
Overall, Bunyip State Park is the 2nd most popular dirt bike trail of all 81 dirt biking rides in Australia.