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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Mars
Melbourne, Australia108 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Solo
I never heard of this place until a few days ago but what a lovely place for hiking. I hiked from the first carpark called Blackwood carpark. There are 3 or 4 tracks u can take from here to diff spots but I took the one straight to Sugarloaf lookout. The walk is pretty easy and the lookout is nice enough although cant see much due to bushes and trees. The best part was walking back to the car park via the Running Creek Track which is where I saw quite a few wallabies and lyrebirds🥰 im glad i returned on this track cause going the other way seems alot more steep lol. I walked to Mason Falls which I thought was quite impressive. Theres some seating there for a litte rest. Some really lovely lookouts and bush along the way. Ended up being a 14km walk back to the carpark but so recommend.
There is a second car park further inside which has more toilets and bbq spots and more spaces so Id recommend there for picnics. This car park is only a 15-20min walk to the falls.
Written June 10, 2023
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C...
Victoria, Australia65,052 contributions
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Feb 2023
The first time I visited Kinglake was on Boxing Day... and I left wondering why I didn't see a lake, Perhaps where I had visited didn't have the lake. On the recent trip... this time I explored more and now I know there is NO lake.

The town AND the National Park are both named after an English author... Alexander William Kinglake In fact, first the man was a barrister but apparently not a very good one. And another interesting fact is he never actually visited this area in Victoria.

Anyways... asides from the fact that the area is named after an Englishman and has no lake... it's stunning! It should be on your list of places to visit. AND thankfully it's always a bit cooler there in Summer than the surrounding areas...so it's a bit of a haven.

You don't need a reason to visit... just do it because as L'Oréal would say... You're worth it.

The Park is stunning, the walks are extensive ... choose a sign to follow ... there are several areas to visit.
Written February 15, 2023
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia14,341 contributions
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Oct 2022
This area of regrown bushland was burnt out in the disastrous Black Saturday bushfires but has recovered. The 2009 bushfires were one of the worst ever natural disasters ever experienced in Victoria. Now, you can camp or hike again in the Kinglake National Park. The park is about an hour's drive from Melbourne, it's a great place to ramble with children or camp. There are lots of native animals and birdlife. By the way, make a reservation if you intend camping.
Written November 15, 2022
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia14,341 contributions
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Apr 2022
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 June 7, 2022
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K72
Melbourne, Australia3,068 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
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 April 10, 2022
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia14,341 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
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 February 4, 2022
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Traveller
Melbourne, Australia15,798 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
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 January 15, 2022
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Andrew P
Melbourne, Australia341 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
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 June 27, 2021
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Louise B
Melbourne, Australia29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
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 January 23, 2021
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smilingtours
Melbourne, Australia6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
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 March 5, 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 March 17, 2020
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