Wilhelmina falls are situated in Murrindindi Scenic Reserve at the northern part of Toolangi State Forest, Victoria.
After the February 2009 bushfire, the recovery and rebuilding of the area are magnificent. There are new campsites, new entrance booth, rebuilding the suspension bridges, public picnic areas and toilet blocks. The forest are green and luscious again after the fire and the nice main tracks are well defined and neat. The wildlife have made the area their home again.
It all reminds me of the time in 2007 when we went to this reserve before the Black Friday 2009. We walked along the tracks to Wilhelmina Falls and passed the suspension bridge. I remember we saw so many water skinks enjoying the warmth of the sun on the rockeries near water stream. I am not sure what kind of skinks they were, they could be Eastern water skinks (Eulamprus quoyii) or Southern water skinks (Eulamprus tympanum).
New Suspension Bridge, Murrindindi Scenic Reserve after Black Friday 2009 (photo source: Internet)
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