Macks Creek Loop

See & Do, Natural Attractions

Grand Ridge Rd, Balook VIC 3971
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Southeast of Balook, in the Tarra Bulga National Park, this captivating Mack's Creek loop trail features damp rainforest gullies, 11 creek crossings and magical waterfalls due to frequent rain. Starting at Mack's Creek Hall, you will pass through recently harvested plantations leading to extensive Mountain Ash forests, with gullies and rare Hazel Pomaderris shrubs. A steep section of the track leads to one of the numerous crossings of Mack's Creek.

See the Strzelecki Ranges' most attractive waterfall, situated among unusually large filmy-ferns (Hymenophyllum species). Enjoy scenic views of Yarram and Alberton townships and also the Ninety Mile Beach and Corner Inlet. The trail passes through a mosaic of farmland, plantations and native eucalypt forest. The latter is ideal for spotting a sleepy koala or two.

You will also walk through a warm temperate rainforest in danger of extinction. And see firsthand the bush rehabilitation, including blackberry and willow removal, and regeneration with substantial rainforest tree plantings. Walk along the historic coach road between Balook and Yarram and enjoy spectacular coastal views.

Mack's Creek Loop is a 25.2km, Grade 3 hike located in Tarra Bulga National Park. The hike should take around 7 hrs to complete. For more track information visit Information for hikers | The Grand Strzelecki Track - Walks of discovery in the Great Forest, National Parks and hidden wild places of the Strzelecki Ranges.