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It's so much better spending your weekend outside than in so why not discover the Kinglake Ranges with its delicious local produce, fine wines, stunning walks and waterfalls - and all only 90 minutes from Melbourne! The area is surrounded by some 22,000 hectares of national parkland with an abundance of wildlife, secluded camping spots and plenty of walking tracks to explore. It’s a slice of nature with a sprinkle of serenity.

Walk the rainforest trails of the Toolangi State Forest

The Toolangi State Forest has a number of spectacular walking trails catering for various skill and fitness levels from a short gentle boardwalk to a half day hike meandering across small streams of water and under towering mountain ash. Come and find this rainforest oasis right on your doorstep in the Toolangi State Forest, with excellent opportunities for camping, 4WDs, bushwalking, picnicking, bird watching and awesome trails to explore with your fur friends. There is something for everyone here and a must see on your visit to the Kinglake Ranges.

Walk the trails in the Toolangi State Forest

Toolangi State Forest

Explore Bollygum Park and let the kids play on the Bollygum Adventure Playground

Located in the heart of Kinglake and a short walk from the main street cafes and pub is a unique playground based on Gary Fleming children’s book “Bollygum” where the story comes to life! With free BBQs and picnic areas, magical play time and a skate park, the whole family will enjoy a trip to Bollygum Park. Be sure to drop into the Bollygum Market held on the 2nd Sunday of the month between 10am - 2pm to pick up some goodies from some fantastic local stall holders.

Find out more about Bollygum Park

Bollygum Playground

Head to Kinglake National Park to view the beautiful Masons Falls

Masons Falls is nestled in Kinglake National Park and offers a fantastic and relatively short walk to the lookout platform that has a great view of the impressive waterfall. Here you can jump onto some longer walking tracks or take the Lyrebird Circuit back to the Masons Falls Picnic Area for an enjoyable picnic, making use of the barbecues, tables, shelters and toilets. All trails lead from this fantastic picnic area, perfect for kids to run wild along a section of the Lyrebird Track.

Want to see Masons Falls in all its glory?

Kinglake - Masons Falls


* Take in the view of Melbourne from the Frank Thomson Reserve at sunrise or sunset

* Discover the Kinglake Ranges Heritage Trail

* Wander along the amazing Wirrawilla Rainforest Walk

* Explore the Toolangi Sculpture Trail

* Pick your own berries during summer and autumn

* Indulge in a therapeutic massage or Reiki healing

Did you know? There is no lake at Kinglake! The Kinglake township was named after British historian Alexander William Kinglake.


Bollygum Park

    • 1.5 km
    • 45 minutes

Dindi Arts Trail

Kinglake Distillery

    • 10 km
    • 2-3 hours

Tanglefoot Loop

  • Sunday, July 28, 2024

Kinglake Market


    • 1 km
    • 45 minutes
    • 2 km
    • 1 hour

Yea River Walk

    • 0.5 km
    • 15 minutes

Lyrebird Circuit Walk

Masons Falls