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Mount Hedrick, Monomak VIC 3860, Australia
Situated north west of Maffra in the foothills of the Victorian Alps. The Avon River winds majestically through the 5700 ha. reserve, over time sculpting beautiful gorges from the surrounding landscape. Complementing this is dry open forest with a diversity of wildflowers as well as rocky escarpments and several high peaks with sweeping views of the surrounding area.
The Channel is the centrepiece of the reserve; a magnificent gorge created by the Avon River carving its way through the silt and sandstone over millennia. The steep sides of the gorge are covered in native vegetation, with shady Casuarinas in abundance. Crags punctuate the riverbed, creating a system of pools and rapids that provide important habitat for aquatic life.
The Avon Mount Hedrick Scenic Reserve also offers some great mountain biking opportunities with back country trail riding. Mostly created by motorbikes but offering a unique riding experience over rocky, technical terrain. With trails such as Middle Track, Last Hurrah, Stairway to Hell, Zimmy's Descent and Caves Track to explore, the Avon Mount Hedrick area is perfect for the adventure rider.
The reserve provides for a variety of activities including picnicking, camping, walking, sightseeing, horse-riding, fishing, swimming and car touring.