Mt Buangor State Park (2630 ha) is located to the north-west of Beaufort. Ferntree Gully Rd heads north off the Western Highway at the Major Mitchell Trail sign, 14 km west of Beaufort. A side road on the left after 800 m leads to the popular Middle Creek camping area which is joined by a 15-km network of tracks to the Ferntree Falls campsite. It is also the starting point for the strenuous Cave Walking Track.
The main road (now known as Ferntree Waterfalls Rd) continues north past Bales Picnic Area to a side track on the right which leads to the Ferntree Falls Camping and Picnic Area where you will find the short and easy self-guided Waterfalls Nature Walk and other longer paths. The flats here are characterised by woodlands of swamp gum, manna gum and blue gum. Beyond here the main road heads west as the Saddle Road concluding at the Buangor-Warrak Rd. Turn left to the village of Buangor on the highway.
The northern section of the park can be accessed from the Main Mount Cole Rd which leads through Mt Cole State Forest (see next entry). For further information ring (03) 5349 2404.