Queens Park Reserve Master Plan
The Great Ocean Road Coast Committee has been working closely with the Friends of Queens Park to upgrade tracks and signage in the park. Feedback is now being sought on the proposed track routes, names and the new visual style and logos for the park.
The Great Ocean Road Coast’s Environment and Education Manager Alex MacDonald said that significant environmental work had been completed.
“This investment in the park is really tribute to hours of work from the Friends of Queens Park, GORCC and volunteers,” said Mrs MacDonald. “While many people know the park for the iconic Teddy’s Lookout, when completed, we’re hoping to create a truly great visitor experience on the coast, at the top end of Lorne.”
President of the Friends of Queens Park John Wilson said it was an exciting time for the park and Lorne community.
“Our primary focus is on conservation, but we recognise we need to engage more with visitors, especially international travellers so that we offer an experience that is enjoyable, friendly, and interesting while being educational.”
“Through signage and track improvements, hopefully the Queens Park visit will be a memorable experience, and also one that arouses a sense of awe and curiosity in seeing biodiversity working. All this contributes to understanding conservation.”
The new signage project follows the release of the Queens Park Reserve Master Plan.
Queens Park reserve is part of the 37 kilometres of coastal Crown land managed by the Great Ocean Road Coast between Torquay and Lorne. The Park is bounded on the coastal side by the Great Ocean Road and on the inland side by the St George River, Lorne’s residential edge and bushland managed by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP).
Please note: This plan does not address the Queens Park Caravan Park (part of the Lorne Foreshore Caravan Park). A separate draft master plan is currently being prepared for this caravan park.
The park has a unique character resulting from its dense forest, steep slopes and spectacular sea views. Its main visitor sites are the caravan park and Teddy’s Lookout, a recreation site on the southern end of the park’s central ridge. Queens Park’s natural and scenic values combined with proximity to town make it one of Lorne’s most accessible and rewarding bushwalking precincts – a role the park has fulfilled for over a century.