Toolangi Sculpture Trail
The Toolangi Sculpture Trail is a forest gallery with dozens of art pieces dotted along the trail, all designed to fit into the natural environment. Half of the pieces have been here for over 20 years but celebrations in 2016 added a second burst of life with the addition of new pieces sourced sustainably from the forest with assistance from the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP).
The park is made up of a large proportion of ephemeral art which responds to the site at that time and is not intended to last for an extended period. Rather than removing work, the aim of the project is for the art work to decay back into the forest. In this way it becomes a part of the landscape and reflects the natural cycles of life and death.
This trail is perfect for an afternoon dog walk, horse ride or stroll with the kids, wandering through archways, willow cubby houses and observing the fascinating sculptures and how they have blended in with nature over time. Send the kids on a treasure hunt and be sure to keep an eye out for an owl in a tree and a lizard riding a bike.
The trail is located within the Toolangi Bushland Reserve, situated within the township of Toolangi approximately 55 km from Melbourne. Driving from Melbourne turn right off Melba Hwy onto Kinglake- Healesville Road and follow the road until you reach the Reserve on the left, just after the Toolangi CFA. Park your car in the car park in front of the Toolangi Forest Discovery Centre (note - the Centre is now closed).
There are numerous points to start the trail but we recommend starting it from the Forest Discovery Centre, heading downhill towards the road. The lovely short 2km circuit can be combined with the Yea River walk across the road for a longer walk of approx. 4km in length.
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