Errinundra Plateau is a very special and little known part of Victoria. Hiding away in the mountains of far East Gippsland, this elevated plateau is unique in Victoria. Covered by snow in winter and having some of the highest rainfall in Victoria, it has its own Eucalypt species, the Errinundra Shining Gum, which grows to massive sizes.
Cool Temperate Rainforest is dominated by Southern Sassafras and the dense understorey in gullies makes the many rivers that begin on the plateau inaccessible. In spring the Gippsland Waratah blooms, another plant unique to this corner of Victoria with crimson flowers prolific on small trees – quite a spectacle! Walk slowly to enjoy birds, wildlife and other nature experiences and stop frequently to gaze at the amazing trees.
Thankfully large areas of Errinundra Plateau were not impacted by recent summer 2019-20 bushfires and are as beautiful as ever but there has been a lot of fire in the surrounding areas. To keep up with happenings in Errinundra National Park via a keen local Friends Group you might like to follow Friends of Errinundra on Facebook.