Mount Samaria State Park

Mount Samaria's semi-remote location makes it a perfect place to get away from it all on a head-clearing bush walk. Choose from short, easy strolls or longer, more strenuous excursions, and take in the natural beauty that makes this park so special.

Wild Dog Falls and Lookout – 1.5km, 40 minutes one way

Start at the carpark on the Mount Samaria road and follow the track to the top of the waterfalls. Here you can take in the panoramic views over Lake Nillahcootie and the Strathbogie Ranges or have a picnic at the peaceful Wild Dog Creek Campground.

Back Creek Falls – 1.5km, 40 minutes one way

Start at the carpark on the Mount Samaria Road and follow the Wileman Track to this gently cascading waterfall.

Mount Samaria Summit – 2km, 60 minutes one way

Start on the Mount Samaria Road and climb to Mount Samaria's 953m peak for incredible 360-degree views across the Alps and lowlands. For the more adventuresome the Mt Samaria Summit walk also links to Spring Creek Campsite (5.2km, 2.5hrs one way) and Wild Dog Creek Campsite (2.2km, 1hr one way).

Tramline Track – 3.8km, 1.5hr one way

Start near the Spring Creek Sawmill site and follow the old timber tramline across the plateau and down to the remains of the Braking Station. Along the way you might be able to spot the remnants of the old timber line, and marvel at the enormous trees that live here.

Wileman Track – 7km, 3.5hrs one way

Links Back Creek Falls and Wild Dog Creek falls on this longer trek through the heart of the park. Leave your vehicle at the carpark at either end of the track, or return along the main road to make it a circuit. This walk passes through the Camphora Campsite on the way.

Kiln Nature Walk – 250m, 15 minutes one way

A short easy walk that starts and finishes at the Kilns and takes in the green and sheltered area along Spring Creek under the towering Messmate Eucalypts.

Rocky Point Lookout

Take a short, 10-minute walk from Mt Samaria Road to enjoy the views over Mansfield and the High Country.

Things To Do

Messmate Forest at Spring Creek in Mount Samaria State park


Mount Samaria State Park has plenty of free camping facilities, so you can spend a night or two soaking in the park's restorative natural surroundings.
A close up image and yellow and orange wildflowers in Mount Samaria State Park


In spring and early summer the native wildflowers burst into bloom, including many species of lillies, wattles, orchids, trigger plants, everlasting daisies, native peas, milkmaids.
Scenic view of blue sky, trees and paddocks from Mount Samaria State Park


Take a drive through the park on the main gravel road to see the diverse vegetation and geology of the park, or park and enjoy a short walk or a view from the lookout.

How to get there


Mount Samaria State Park is 130km north-east of Melbourne, 28km south of Benalla on the Samaria Road via Swanpool, and 14km north of Mansfield via the Whitfield Road. A gravel road traverses the range from north to south and, although steep and rocky in places, is open all year to most vehicles. Extra care is needed in wet weather conditions.




Need to know


Change of Conditions

Nature being nature, sometimes conditions can change at short notice. It’s a good idea to check this page ahead of your visit for any updates.

  • Notices Affecting Multiple Sites

    Wileman Track Mt Samaria State Park

    Wileman track has been heavily impacted by severe weather events in recent months, resulting in large fallen timber obstructing the walking track track. Although the track is passable, please allow more time to complete this walk and notify someone of your movements. 

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