The majestic Ada Tree Noojee, West Gippsland is the biggest flowering tree in the Southern Hemisphere.
At over 300 years old, the Ada Tree is the ultimate example of the beauty and history Baw Baw is known for, and it’s right on Noojee’s doorstep.
Be prepared to marvel at her incredible size once you reach her. This spectacular tree stands at 76m high and an estimated 820 cubic metres of timber in the trunk alone enough to build 66 average sized homes!
To get there from Noojee head out on the road towards Neerim South, turn right onto the Yarra Junction road and take the right hand turn onto Big Creek Rd 24km of km’s of gravel road.
And just a little something to bear in mind, these roads are suitable for vehicles for most of the year, but care should be taken after rain or snow.
The majestic Ada Tree is an easy 3.2km, 1.5-hour walk return trip from the car park and picnic area to the Ada Tree and back again, via the same walking track. The walk begins at the Ada Tree car park and meanders through an enchanting temperate rainforest. Reconnect with nature surrounded by tall mountain ash trees, and lush, green shrubs and tree ferns. The walk is 3.2km circuit but longer walks can be explored! It is an easy walk, suitable for all fitness levels.
Previously the walking track from the Ada Tree back to the car park followed an old timber harvesting road. This road is once again being used by timber trucks as part of nearby harvesting operations. Due to the narrow nature of this road it should not be used by walkers.
The Ada Tree is now an alternative start and finish point on the Walk into History. Similarly the Ada Tree can now be accessed on a dedicated walking track branch along with the Federal Mill if walkers intend to experience the entire Walk into History.
A sheltered picnic table and toilet facilities are provided in a forest setting at the Ada Tree picnic area, which is located at the start of the walk.
– Vehicles, bikes and horses are not permitted on the Ada Tree or Walk Into History walking tracks
– The dry nature of the forest means that the area is ve1y fire prone and great care needs to be taken by visitors
– Light fires in accordance with Fire Regulations; in a 30cm deep trench, less than 1m in diameter, at least 3m from vegetation and not on Total Fire Ban days.
– No rubbish disposal is provided; so please take your rubbish with you.
– All native plants and animals are protected
– Vehicles and trail bikes must not be driven off roads or tracks and must be registered and roadworthy.
-Avoid polluting streams with refuse, detergent and human wastes.
– Dogs are allowed in State forest but must be kept under control at all times, especially in camping and picnic areas or near other visitors
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