Foster Flora Reserve

Foster

Start of Hayes WalkFoster Flora Reserve - Hayes WalkBrataualung Walking TrackFoster Flora Reserve VegetationCody Gully Walk & Ophir Hill WalkSeating in Foster Flora Reserve
Start of Hayes Walk
  Start of Hayes Walk  
Foster Flora Reserve - Hayes Walk
  Foster Flora Reserve - Hayes Walk  
Brataualung Walking Track
  Brataualung Walking Track  
Foster Flora Reserve Vegetation
  Foster Flora Reserve Vegetation  
Cody Gully Walk & Ophir Hill Walk
  Cody Gully Walk & Ophir Hill Walk  
Seating in Foster Flora Reserve
  Seating in Foster Flora Reserve  
Foster was once a bustling gold mining town known as Stockyard Creek. The Foster Flora Reserve, located within and around the Foster township, contains numerous walking tracks that can be undertaken individually or linked together for an extended walk.

Many of the walks pay homage to the towns gold heritage and incorporate the sites of old Stockyard Creek Mines, long since closed. These include: Victory Mine, Ophir Mine, New Zealand Hill Claims.

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Modes of Transport:Walkers welcome Walking
Difficulty:EASY
Gravel surface
Distance:SHORT   
Dogs: Dogs are allowed
Dogs are allowed on this trail
Dogs are allowed, but must be restrained at all times.
Toilets: No
Directions: The Foster Flora Reserve is located in the heart of Foster township. Hayes Walk begins in town in the carpark behind the shops. Cody-Gully & Ophir Mine walks begin from McDonald Street and New Zealand Hill can be accessed opposite the Comfort Inn Motel off the South Gippsland Highway.
Hayes Walk - 900 metres, 15 minutes return: Hayes Walk will take you from close to the heart of Foster over Kaffir Hill and past the site of Victory Mine. By crossing McDonald Street, you can continue on to the Cody Gully Walk, which forms part of the Bratualong Walking Track. The walk starts from the carpark directly behind Fosters main shopping precinct in Main Street.
Cody Gully Walk - 1km, 20 minutes return: Entering from McDonald Street, the walk has only a gentle slope and is suitable for walkers of any fitness level. It will take you through Peppermints, banksias, tea-tree, paperbarks and ferns.
Ophir Hill Walk - 900m, 20 minutes return: Continuing on from half way around Cody Gully Walk, Ophir Hill Walk will take you past remnants from the days of gold mining such as hand dug trenches and through forests of eucalypt species including Stringybarks, Mountain Grey Gum and Peppermints..
New Zealand Hill: New Zealand Hill is situated to the north of the South Gippsland Highway and can be accessed opposite the Comfort Inn Motel or off Ameys Track. Several tracks meander through the reserve which are ideal for a gentle stroll, cycling and horse riding, with many tracks taking you past historic gold mining features.