Yea River Walk

The Yea River walk exists on land donated to the people of Toolangi and until the turn of the century a sawmill, 'Scherbers' operated in this forest. The Yea River begins its journey in the mountains of the Central Highlands and becomes part of the Goulburn water catchment, flowing into the Goulburn River.

This walk is an easy one hour loop that takes you through two different forest types: open forest at the start of the walk and then it changes dramatically to Mountain Ash and associated ferns and mosses at the Yea River.

You'll also notice that the Toolangi Sculpture Trail head starts from the Forest Discovery Centre and can be added on for a longer walk of approx. 4km in length.


The trail is located within the Toolangi Bushland Reserve, situated within the township of Toolangi approximately 55km of 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).

The short 2km Yea River Walk starts across the road. Pass the old Discovery Centre building up from the car park and follow the signs down to the road and across where you will see the trail head.

* Before you go please read our top travel safety tips HERE