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20 Things 
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Neerim South

Attractions and Activities

Glen Nayook Reserve
Glen Nayook is a delightful fern glen on the East branch of the Tarago River.

Freshwater Fishing
Prime fresh-water fishing 60 minutes from Melbourne!

Rokeby to Neerim Trail
Cycle or Walk on the Rokeby to Neerim Trail.

Horse riding in the Neerim District 
Enjoy life in the slow lane with a horse ride in the Neerim District.

Trail Bikes
Access a large network of forest roads and tracks.

Skate Park, Playground & BBQ Facilities 
Enjoy the BBQ facilities or bring the kids along to the skate park and playground.

Glen Nayook Reserve

Glen Nayook Reserve is situated at the end of Paynters Rd, Neerim Junction. A pleasant walking track takes visitors past features including the magnificent tree fern gully where the river runs underground for a section, through split rocks and moss covered granite boulders. Vegetation is a representation of a mountain ash forest and tree ferns with remnant myrtle beech trees growing in the valley floor. Wildlife including wombats, possums, swamp wallabies and lyrebirds inhabit the reserve. The walking track has recently been upgraded and is a pleasant 30 minute return trip (approximately 1.5km return) from the car park. There are some steep sections. The reserve has been a popular spot for visitors since 1914 and is particularly suitable for an easy half-day visit. Parks Vic, Traralgon, with assistance from ‘The Friends of Glen Nayook’ and the Baw Baw Shire Council, manage the reserve.

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Freshwater Fishing

Neerim is the aboriginal word for height or elevation and from the early times of settlement until today people have appreciated the clean air, clear skies, lush forests and green farmland which makes Neerim South so unique.

Glen Nayook Reserve is situated at the end of Paynters Rd, Neerim Junction. A pleasant walking track takes visitors past features including the magnificent tree fern gully where the river runs underground for a section, through split rocks and moss covered granite boulders. Vegetation is a representation of a mountain ash forest and tree ferns with remnant myrtle beech trees growing in the valley floor. Wildlife including wombats, possums, swamp wallabies and lyrebirds inhabit the reserve. The walking track has recently been upgraded and is a pleasant 30 minute return trip (approximately 1.5km return) from the car park. There are some steep sections. The reserve has been a popular spot for visitors since 1914 and is particularly suitable for an easy half-day visit. Parks Vic, Traralgon, with assistance from ‘The Friends of Glen Nayook’ and the Baw Baw Shire Council, manage the reserve.

The Neerim District offers prime stream brown and rainbow trout fishing suitable for fly, bait and lure anglers. The key rivers are the upper Bunyip, Tarago (below the Tarago Reservoir), Latrobe, Toorongo, Loch and Tanjil Rivers. Trout in this region commonly grow between 400-600 grams and are great fun to catch on light gear. It is not unusual to come across bigger specimens over 1kg.

Spending a day just strolling a stream is rewarding within itself. Catching a fish is really a bonus.

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Trail Bikes

Located on Latrobe River Road east of Neerim South, the Latrobe Trail Bike Visitor Area is central to a large network of forest roads and tracks which are ideal for trail bike riding and provides riders with a range of facilities to make riding in the area more enjoyable. The Visitor Area is easily accessible from Neerim South.

For further information contact DSE’s Customer Service Centre on 136 186 (TTY: 1800 122 969) or visit www.dse.vic.gov.au/trailbikes

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Rokeby to Neerim Trail

A walking/cycling path winds its way from Rokeby to Neerim. The path journeys through bushland and agricultural areas and provides fantastic views of the beautiful scenery. Commencing at Rokeby Common, this trail passes through the Crossover Regional Park and then follows the Main Neerim Road to the edge of Neerim.

Highlights include the Crossover Trestle Bridge, views of the Tarago Reservoir, Bunyip State Forest in the West and towards Mount Baw Baw to the East.

Rokeby to Crossover: 4km
Crossover to Neerim South: 3km
Neerim South to Neerim: 5.59

TOTAL Distance: 12.59km

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Horse riding in the Neerim District

The key public areas open to the public for horse riding are the Neerim East State Forest, The Bunyip State Park, the Rokeby-Crossover Rail Trail and Tarago State Forest. Safe and accessible horse unloading areas near two forested areas are at: 

• Neerim East State Forest, off Latrobe River Road near corner Whitelaws Track. (Vicroads map 97, B2) 

• Forest Road, Labertouche, with access to the Bunyip State Park

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Skate Park, Playground & BBQ Facilities

The Neerim South Skatepark is located on Main Neerim Road between the primary and secondary schools in a park setting with playground, toilets and BBQ facilities. The park features a deep concrete bowl and a small street course with some ledges and banks etc...

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