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Mount Cole is a small rural town in Western Victoria and is best known for its state forest, though there are many other things to explore, see, eat, and do here.

The Mount Cole State Forest is one of the most popular outdoor attractions and one not to be missed.

Mount Cole Accommodation, Camping Spots, Cottages, Walks & Map, VIC

Choose from 6 camping and picnic spots: Chinamans, Ditchfields, Richards, Mugwamp, Beeripmo, and Smith’s Bridge. They all make the ideal base for exploring, horse riding, and trail walking.

Many of them are also equipped with picnic facilities, including shelters, toilets, and firepits. However, take note that the availability of camping and picnic spots is based on a first-come, first-served basis.

The forest itself is abundant with stunning flora and fauna; particularly cool ferns, as well as alpine plateaus that are incredibly scenic. Whichever way you decide to explore, the state forest has an undeniable allure that will have you and your family entertained for hours.

Novice and advanced hikers may want to try the Beeripmo Walk, which is 21 kilometres and takes around 11 hours for a 2-day return. It starts at the Richards campgrounds and takes you through several forest environments that include waterfalls, lush ferns, and tranquil rivers.

Not too far from town is the Mount Buangor State Park; another popular reserve with lots of walks to explore. It’s home to several terrains such as creek flats, eucalyptus forests, waterfalls, and much more.

If you are looking for a place to stay, you can try camping or stay at the Blue House at Mountainside Wines. There is also plenty of accommodation options available over in Ararat.

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