Erica

 

Erica Main StreetErica Railway MuseumHills near Erica
Erica Main Street
  Erica Main Street  
Erica Railway Museum
  Erica Railway Museum  
Hills near Erica
  Hills near Erica  
The township of Erica was established in 1910 around a train station situated at the highest point on the Moe to Walhalla narrow gauge railway. A vast network of tramways was soon established, spreading out into the surrounding countryside to cut and transport timber to fuel the ever-growing needs of Walhalla's gold industry. An historical display of the town's proud timber heritage can be seen at the Erica Hotel/Motel.

Erica, the Gateway to the Mountain Rivers Region, lies 25 km north of Moe. It is surrounded by three National Parks - Moondarra, Tyers and Baw Baw, and is a popular base for recreational activities such as bushwalking, trail riding (horse and motorcycle), fishing, and camping 4WD etc. In winter, the area draws many visitors to the snowfields on Mt St Gwinear and Mt Baw Baw. Scenic views abound from the main Erica to Rawson road, with magnificent views across to Mt Erica and the Baw Baw Ranges. Many wonderful natural attractions are easily accessible from Erica - Moondarra Reservoir, Caringal Scout Camp, Thomson Dam, Mushroom Rocks, the Beech Forest Walk and the Erica to Thomson Station Rail Trail.