Friends of Mt Worth State Park


Friends of Mt Worth State Park is an incorporated group dedicated to maintaining the environment of the Park and enhancing its accessibility to the community.

What last year’s Mt Worth trail runners said…

“It was really enjoyable and the volunteers were were amazing!”

A challenging but enjoyable experience through a patch of remnant Wet Forest”

I loved it, and you will if you love nature, fresh crisp air, exercise and nice people.”

Great course. Friendly vollies and crew. Well marked course”

A super challenging but really well organised trail run in a magnificent forest park.”

Boutique event, local community group working for the good of the park and introducing others to the park and the area. A safe well organised event”

The most organised and prepared trail run I’ve ever done.”

As a must do event. Although as mentioned by someone that it would be a good entry level for trail running, I would disagree. The steepness of the hills wasn’t entry level.”

A small local, friendly event on some beautiful trails.”

Get discount and early registration – join the Trail Run Club here

The Trail Run is Back!

Hooray, the Mount Worth Trail Run is back! May 19. Save the date to join us for the fun!


Citizen Science Workshop

Learn how a species monitoring program is set up .

Using Platypus and Rakali this free workshop will take you through the process of setting up an observational program to find and assess a rare species.

When: Sunday 9th September 12.30 pm – 6 pm

Where: Tetoora Road Community Centre and later at Tarwin River Reserve

Presenters: Dr Melody Serena and Geoff Williams,

Australian Platypus Conservancy

Lunch: Pizza lunch available from 12.30 pm. Workshop starts at 1.15pm

How to register: Contact Merrin Butler, Mt Worth & District Landcare at:


Business to do, insects to find…

Echidna on Moonlight Creek Trail August 2018

Spotted today (28 August) on the Moonlight Creek Track, paying no attention to the photographer, more important things to focus on….

Athletics Victoria supports run

The run would not have been possible without the support of Athletics Victoria. They offer many positive benefits for the Recreational Runner so check them out at

Recreational Runner membership provides some fantastic benefits including; personal accident insurance coverage through Athletics Victoria, discounted entry to AV’s XCR’18 (winter cross country) series*, discounted entry to various coaching and educational seminars, access to deals and discounts through AV’s partnership with SportsPass.

About the Running Network

The Victorian Running Network supported by Athletics Victoria and Victorian State Government connects the recreational running community with like minded individuals and groups, resources for event organisers and the opportunity to access coaching and educational tools to help develop and promote a healthy and balanced lifestyle.

For more information on the Victorian Running Network contact Athletics Victoria Recreational Running Coordinator Tim Crosbie:

Phone: 03 8646 4530


Warragul Chiropractic Joins Sponsors

We are delighted to welcome Warragul Chiropractic as a supporting sponsor of the Mt Worth Trail Run.


Breakfast with the Birds

The next event celebrating the 40th anniversary of our Park is on Sunday July 1st – “Breakfast with the Birds” is a lyrebird count at dawn. You’ll need to be at the Moonlight Creek Picnic Area by 6.45!!

The cold is bracing but the special atmospherics in the bush at dawn is a delightful experience.

Those who join us will be divided into teams to set up at one of a number of points around the main picnic area to locate calls from Lyrebirds – later compiled to identify the number of unique birds.

The count will be followed by a BBQ breakfast as the sun comes up over the ridges. Limited numbers so bookings at are essential. A $5 donation to cover costs will be charged on the day.

If there is heavy rain the event will be cancelled.

Register with

Lyrebird May 2017


You’ll need a warm up at the Trail Run!

coffee_vanMr Barista will be there on July 22 with coffee, hot chocolate and other nice things to warm and refresh!!!

40th Anniversary Bushwalk

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It was a wet day, after months of dry, but over 50 people enjoyed the trails less travelled as guests of the Strzelecki Bush Walking Club and the Friends. We found some rare Slender Tree Ferns and at least one person heard a Giant Gippsland Earthworm (probably) – and in a new spot which will be investigated further…

Valley View SBWC

A warming cup of tea was much appreciated when we got to the top, and the cloud broke just a little…

Trail Run Interest Exploding

Friends of Mt Worth is delighted to welcome Voyage Fitness as sponsors of the 21 K “Heartbreak Hills” Challenge and the Kids Run. Voyage has a great Kids Foundation through which they support many activities aimed at getting kids out and active. Great to have you on board guys!