Due to the Hanging Rock precinct flooding, the reserve closed at midday to ensure visitor safety.The weather looks clearer over the weekend, and we anticipate the reserve will be open as usual. However, we will communicate any changes to opening hours on the weekend via the website and Facebook.
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Some online services such as online payments, permits and reporting an issue will be unavailable on 8 October between 8am and 12noon. We apologise for any inconvenience.
Barringo Recreation Reserve is highly valued as an ecologically diverse location that supports flora species of state significance.
Barringo Recreation Reserve is for public use and provides for bushwalking, nature photography and bird watching.
Four species of state significance were recorded within the reserve:
The Hairy-leaf Triggerplant is a newly discovered species that has only previously been recorded within the Riddells Creek area.
The Hairy-leaf Triggerplant is a large perennial herb with narrowly oblanceolate hairy leaves at the base and flowering stems up to 80 centimetres tall.
Cinnamon Fungus (Phytophthora cinnamomi) is currently being investigated by Council within the reserve and is suspected of being responsible for the dieback of native plants. Please keep to walking trails to minimise the potential spread of this pathogen.
Macedon Pony Club is located on site and can be contacted directly for event information.
An Environmental Management Plan is available for this reserve.
18 Shannons Road, New Gisborne 3437 View Map
18 Shannons Road ,
New Gisborne 3437
Dogs must be on leash at all times unless in a designated off leash area. You must pick up and dispose of your dog’s waste in a bin. Dogs must be under effective control and never left unattended.