Wilhelmina falls are situated in Murrindindi Scenic Reserve at the northern part of Toolangi State Forest, Victoria.

Hollow Tree

A Hollow Tree – Murrindindi Scenic Reserve, Toolangi State Forest 2007

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.

Suspension Bridge

The suspension bridge in 2007 before Black Friday fire February 2009.

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).

Wilhelmina Falls 2

Wilhelmina Falls 2007

Wilhelmina Falls

Wilhelmina Falls 2007

Water Skinks

Water Skinks near Wilhelmina Falls, Murrindindi 2007

Southerm Water Skink, Toolangi forest 5

2007 Southern Water Skink Wilhelmina Falls, Toolangi forest

Southern Water Skink, Toolangi forest 3

2007 – Southern Water Skink, Wilhelmina Falls, Toolangi forest

Southern Water Skink, Toolangi forest 4

Water Skink 2007 around Wilhelmina Falls, Murrindindi, Toolangi forest.

New Suspension Bridge, Murrindindi Scenic Reserve after Black Friday 2009 (photo source: Internet)

New Suspension Bridge, Murrindindi Scenic Reserve

New Suspension Bridge, Murrindindi Scenic Reserve. Erected 2011

Blogs about Black Friday, 2009:

https://kiyanti2008.wordpress.com/2009/02/08/bush-fire/
https://kiyanti2008.wordpress.com/2009/02/11/bushfire-images/