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260 Garfield Road North Road, Garfield North

About Mt Cannibal Flora and Fauna Reserve

Mt Cannibal Flora and Fauna Reserve is home to a vast array of plants and animals including native orchids and tree goannas. If you are really lucky you may even see a dusky marsupial mouse (dusky antechinus) or Tasmanian marsupial mouse (swamp antechinus)

  • The 2.3km loop walking track is moderately challenging with steep sections, steps and rocks. However the walk is worth the effort with sweeping views across Garfield and Garfield North.
  • NO dogs allowed to help protect the unique environment.
  • The reserve is managed by Cardinia  Shire in partnership with the very active Friends of Mt Cannibal volunteer group.
  • Download the trail notes, take a walk and discover more about the unique flora and fauna found at the reserve.

Bushfire recovery

Mt Cannibal Flora and Fauna Reserve was badly burnt in the March 2019 Bunyip Complex fires and is still recovering. A new walking track has been installed and all visitors are asked to stick to the track to help the unique wildlife recover and prevent erosion.

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Getting There


Mt Cannibal Flora and Fauna is easily accessible via car on Princes Highway and is located 2.6 km north on Garfield North Road. Note: Cannibal Creek Reserve is only 1.1 km north of highway, you will need to continue past this reserve.


Mt Cannibal Flora and Fauna Reserve is not serviced by a bus service.

On Foot or Bike

There are no walking or bicycle trails along Garfield North Road that connect with the reserve.