East Gippsland acknowledges the Gunaikurnai, Monero and the Bidawel people as the Traditional Custodians of the land that encompasses East Gippsland Shire. We pay our respects to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in East Gippsland, their Elders past and present.

Alfred National Park

This culturally and spiritually significant place of the region's original indigenous inhabitants, the Bidawai People, offers distinct vegetation communities which include warm, temperate rainforest. The 3,050 hectare park has many uncommon and rare species of flora and fauna including the violet nightshade, jointed mistletoe, prickly tree fern and slender tree fern. 

Although recreation is limited for visitors to this National Park, you can see lyrebirds darting in the early morning and a tuning echo of birds calling. Other species calling this area home include the spot-tailed quoll, common bentwing bat and owl species powerful and sooty.