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Safety alert: COVID-19 Update
From 25/6/2020, last reviewed 3/7/2020

​​​Most Parks and Wildlife Service facilities have reopened to the public following the closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Visitors must continue to adhere to physical distancing standards and Public Health regulations​.

Please check the alerts page before planning your visit to ensure that you are aware of any access or restrictions that may still be in place. ​


Mountain Ash (Eucalyptus regnans), fallen along the Russel Falls track, Mt Field National Park
Fallen Mountain Ash (Eucalyptus regnans), Russell Falls, Mt Field National Park (photograph: Joe Shemesh)

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Safety alert: COVID-19 Update
From 25/6/2020, last reviewed 3/7/2020

​​​Most Parks and Wildlife Service facilities have reopened to the public following the closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Visitors must continue to adhere to physical distancing standards and Public Health regulations​.

Please check the alerts page before planning your visit to ensure that you are aware of any access or restrictions that may still be in place. ​


​The giant a​sh is the tallest tree species in Australia and second tallest in the world. It can also lay claim to the title of the tallest flowering plant on earth. Its name - regnans - is from the Latin word regnare, which means ‘to rule’. There are several giant ash trees more than 70 metres high along the Russell Falls track at Mount Field National Park. Th​ese trees are estimated to be 350-450 years old. 

​Common name: Giant ash, mountain ash, swamp gum 

Scientific name: Eucalyptus regnans

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