Mitchell River National Park
Although only 11 900 hectares in size, this rugged national park contains some of the best forest country in Gippsland. Great for experienced rafters, kayakers and canoeists, it also has some superb bushwalks. With a two-car shuffle, you can do the 18-kilometre Mitchell River Walking Track in a day, or camp overnight and spread it over two, encountering warm temperate rainforest, giant kanooka trees, the legendary Den of Nargun (in Aboriginal legend, the home of a fierce beast) and plunging cliffs in the gorge. The other main walk in the park is the 5-kilometre Den of Nargun loop, which takes in the awe-inspiring Bluff Lookout. You can camp in the park, and there are pit toilets at Angusvale. Billy Goat Bend and Angusvale have fireplaces, but campers must bring in all supplies.
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