It is school holidays here in Victoria and we haven't been out and about much this past week. With the weather being reasonably fine yesterday I was bursting to do something outdoors, so we headed out to the little community of Noojee. Noojee is nestled in a valley of natural attractions and one of my favourite places to visit is the Noojee Trestle Bridge.
This tall (66ft) bridge is surrounded by pretty gums and a carpet of tree ferns.
The Noojee Trestle Bridge is one of the oldest rail bridges in Victoria and is the tallest wooden one. The bridge was built as part of a rail trail into Warragul and it has suffered extensive damage over the years being in an area prone to bushfires. It is a steep but relatively easy climb up to the top and guard rails make the bridge relatively safe to cross with children. I carried Ben in our ErgoBaby carrier. There is a 3km trail into Noojee that you can walk, but we didn't do that this time around.
On our visit we spotted interesting fungus, a trickling creek, spongy moss and wombat droppings. Little Ben was more fascinated by the 'toy' cars coming in and out of the car park. If you ever venture out this way (it is on the way to Mount Baw Baw for the snow seekers) do stop by to admire the scale and beauty of this historical structure. The bridge is a great attraction for children, but may not be embraced by those that don't like heights. For the fainthearted it is still a great experience viewed from the ground!
Thanks for visiting,