Kinglake National Park
Kinglake National Park
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Kinglake National Park lies on the slopes of the Great Dividing Range, a short drive from Melbourne. Keep an eye out for native birds as you enjoy scenic walks, thrilling mountain bike trails and picnics against the backdrop of panoramic views. Go mountain biking on the diverse and technical downhill trail at Bowden Spur or drive up to Mount Sugarloaf for panoramas over Melbourne’s skyline. Enjoy a picnic or barbecue in the surrounds of tall eucalypts before embarking on a short walk to Masons Falls. See water cascading over the sheer mudstone walls, which are fossilised sea beds. The Gums Camping area is nestled among tall eucalyptus forest and by a tranquil mountain stream. Camp or bring your caravan or camper for a comfortable stay.
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia11,210 contributions
This area of bushland is only 50km (30 miles) from Melbourne. There's lots of tracks and adventure trails for intrepid mountain bikers. Things to see are Wombelano Falls and Mason Falls. The vegetation is regenerating following a devastating bushfire. The Gums camping ground provides a great place to get back to nature. Apart from inquistitve wallabies, you may also see a lyrebird and other native birdlife. The Gums is great for families, but you must book your campsite in advance.
Written 7 June 2022
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Kerryn72
Melbourne, Australia2,693 contributions
Took a drive to Kinglake NP - very windy roads to get there!
Did the Lyrebird trail and Boundary trail. Also saw Mason Falls. View from the lookout point is great.
Didn't see any wildlife other than some small birds.
Easy walk- Lyrebird/Mason falls trail are on an easy path. Boundary trail path was very pretty (and uphill the way we went).
Picnic facilities available.
There were a lot of people there!
Written 10 April 2022
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia11,210 contributions
Kinglake National Park suffered badly in the 2009 bushfires, but it is recovering. My boys loved rambling in the bush, there's lots to see, including wildlife. We can only hope, that given time, we can go camping with my grandchildren as I did with my sons. Bt the way, Kinglake is around an hour's drive from the CBD. The birdlife is wonderful.
Written 4 February 2022
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Traveller
Melbourne, Australia12,088 contributions
My wife and I drove here for a day trip to go hiking. We had wanted to visit last year but Covid-19 lockdowns prevented us from doing so, as we had other places that were higher on our list of priorities to visit in between lockdowns.

We went hiking to Mason Falls, Lyrebird Circuit and visited Mount Sugarloaf. We brought our lunch from home, to have at the picnic facilities located near the car park for Mason Falls.

On our way home, we stopped by the Memorial for the Bushfires of the 2009 summer.
Written 15 January 2022
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Andrew P
Melbourne, Australia298 contributions
We took the short walk to lovely Masons falls, then continued on in a longer loop. Great to see the post-fire regrowth. Listen out for an amazing variety of different bird calls all apparently coming from one spot in the undergrowth - a lyrebird displaying. We couldn't see him but certainly could hear him for some five minutes. Currowongs, cockatoos, thornbills, magpies, shrike-thrush, kookaburra, possibly a dripping tap, and a suspiciously electronic buzz - he did it all. Two minutes later we saw another male waddle across the path 5 m ahead of us. Walk slowly, stay quiet, and you'll see wonderful things.
Written 27 June 2021
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Louise B
Melbourne, Australia25 contributions
The Kinglake National Park has a few different sections. Walking tracks in all areas. This trip we did the Glenburn to Kinglake Central. A good sealed road. On the way back down we took the Old Kinglake Road down to Steels Creek and Yarra Glen. Good winding dirt road with views.
Written 23 January 2021
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smilingtours
Melbourne, Australia6 contributions
A beautiful nature park. See how the forrest has changed over the years after the bush fires of 2009. It has Easy walking tracks. But also some challenging ones. Some of the tracks are narrow and not much foot traffice so I would be cautious and not look into stumps and walk close to the edge of the narrow overgrown paths, as we did see a snake resting in a burnt out tree trunk. But that just added to the excitement of our walk. The easier paths where wider and a lot of foot traffic and quite safe.
Written 5 March 2020
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Hi Smilingtours, Thanks so much for taking the time to share your experience at Kinglake National Park. It certainly is a beautiful spot with an abundance of nature and wildlife. We agree that it's important to be cautious and not stray from marked trails. We’re glad you were able to enjoy both some easier and more challenging walks! Thanks again, Parks Victoria.
Written 17 March 2020
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Andrew M
Welwyn, UK346 contributions
We called in here and did the Masons Falls walk. This is well constructed with some helpful information signage, and takes about an hour in total.The Falls tumble down steps and are very picturesque. At the car park are good picnic facilities,toilets. and information boards.
Written 21 December 2019
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BillyK1980
Melbourne, Australia2,387 contributions
Being so close to melbourne it is a little paradise. After the fires it has regrow and you should do your self a favour and the locals and come up here!
Written 30 April 2018
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Rachel G
London, England, United Kingdom16 contributions
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Took a day trip to Kingslake on the last day of my trip to Melbourne, just sad we didn’t go sooner.
A fantastic place for a picnic and to have a relaxing day with brilliant nature walks. All of the pathways are well maintained as are the toilets, bbq and picnic facilities.
I mainly enjoyed the walk to the platform took around 45 minutes return journey but was well worth it. The scenery on the way and way back was extraordinary and once on the platform it was just breath taking to see so much greenery and nature, not to mention the star of the show, a beautiful waterfall.
To anyone who wants a less busy and relaxing day surrounded by Australia nature…. Go here!
Also couldn’t remember the name but there was a little café/bakery at the end of the access road, pop in here if you have the chance. Food was lovely.
Written 18 April 2018
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