Walks and Picnics
The Maude, She Oaks and Steiglitz communities are flanked by the prestigious Brisbane Rangers National Park in south-central Victoria. The bush landscape is dense, yet intriguing, encouraging many outdoor friendly activities and attracting those to the area who seek to capture nature at its best and enmesh themselves in this tranquil environment.
She Oaks and Steiglitz
A peaceful rural setting plays host to fantastic walking opportunities for walkers of all abilities and ages, including short and longer walks to cater for all interests and involvement levels. Discover by foot the following iconic local attractions:
For further information on walks within the local area, including comprehensive details of each walk ranging from easy, through to moderate and even adventurous, visit the Steiglitz Historic Park page on the Parks Victoria website. In respect to the area's gold mining heritage, Parks Victoria advisors visitors to remain on the walking paths due to the presence of old mine shafts.
The Bert Boardman Recreation Area, located in the main Steiglitz township includes, information on the area, toilets, picnic tables, a fireplace, untreated running water and a gas barbecue.
The Steiglitz recreational area, with a rich wildflower habitat, is attractive for picnics, bird, nature and geology studies and walks, has been named after Bert Boardman, a well regarded local Councillor (1948 to 1976). The Boardman family have been prominent residents and owners of various businesses in the Steiglitz region since Bert's grandfather Robert, originally from England, walked from Lara to Steiglitz in 1852/53.
Robert Boardman was most well known for his research on Cinnamon Fungus, a fungus which attacks the trees and bushes in the Steiglitz National Park. He also famously convinced the SEC to install concrete light poles in the area, to avoid destruction by bush fire.