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Want to go exploring in the forest? Then first search out the latest app

By Riverine Herald

CENTRAL Victoria’s state forests have never been easier to explore thanks to an innovative new app.

The More to Explore interactive app, which will help the community to get out and explore Victoria’s state forests, is now available on Android devices.

Forest Fire Management Victoria’s acting district manager Simon Brown said there has never been a better time to discover state forests in this region.

“The More to Explore app will help the community connect with nature in new ways,” Mr Brown said.

“The release of the More to Explore app for Android devices coincides with an update to the already available Apple version.’’

The app provides comprehensive information to help people use and enjoy Victoria’s 3.1 million hectares of state forest and its network of approximately 400 visitor sites and 250 recreational trails.

“It has been designed to help users navigate when out in the forest to find trails and sites that suit their needs and interests,’’ Mr Brown said.

“You can plan your visit before even leaving the house, using the search function on the app to find the ideal state forest site or trail.

“If visiting areas likely to be out of mobile phone range or with limited mobile reception – explorers can download maps onto a mobile device, to enable offline navigation and location on the map using the device’s GPS function.

The app is available for iPhones from the App Store and for Androids in the Google Play store.

For more information visit ffm.vic.gov.au/visiting-state-forests/more-to-explore-apps-and-maps