The Korrak Korrak Grassland Reserve was purchased in two separate sections, nine years apart. The first 246 ha were purchased in 2001 with the support of the National Reserve System Program and the R. E. Ross Trust. In 2010, Trust for Nature purchased a further 254 ha to be included in the reserve.
The reserve is located off Gillies Road, Beauchamp.
Open by appointment.
All Trust for Nature reserves are closed on days of Total Fire Ban, and days of severe, extreme and code red fire danger.
Explore Korrak Koorak Native Grassland Reserve
The reserve is remnant grassland and provides excellent habitat for a variety of grassland-dependent species. This site is dominated by Chenopod Grassland vegetation and protects a significant area of critically endangered grasslands. Since colonisation, these grasslands have been heavily impacted by land clearing, weed invasion and other degradation activities.
The reserve is situated on the Lower Avoca Floodplain and connects with Bael Bael Nature Conservation Reserve and another nearby Trust for Nature reserve, the Wanderer’s Plain Reserve.
The reserve is home to array of native plants and animals including threatened species such as Chariot Wheels (Maireana cheelii) and Murray Swainson-pea (Swainsona murrayana).
The grassland is critical for a number of animals including grassland birds, reptiles such as Hooded Scaly-foot (Pygopus schraderi), Bandy Bandy (Vermicella annulata), Curl Snake (Suta suta) and mammals such as the Fat-tailed Dunnart (Sminthopsis crassicaudata).
The original reserve was purchased in 2001 and then extended in 2010 to cover 500 ha. Prior to Trust for Nature’s purchase the property was used for domestic livestock grazing of both sheep and cattle. There is some evidence of previous cultivation on the reserve. Some sections of the site are relatively undisturbed and open which would have provided valuable habitat for the Plains-wanderer.
NOTE: this reserve is open by APPOINTMENT ONLY, please contact Reserve Manager in 03 8631 5888.
Our reserves have hazards that may cause serious injury or death. You are responsible for your own safety and the safety of those in your care.
The reserve is closed, and open by appointment only, strictly no entry during days declared as Total Fire Bans and/or where the fire danger rating is Severe, Extreme or Code Red.
The reserve is home to a variety of wildlife, including several species of venomous snake. During summer it is advised that long trousers and gaiters are worn when walking in the reserve.
Other hazards include:
- Falling limbs
- Uneven surfaces