Kinglake National Park

Kinglake National Park

Kinglake National Park

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Kinglake National Park

Kinglake National Park includes the traditional Country of the Taungurung and Wurundjeri Peoples. Parks Victoria respects the deep and continuing connection that Traditional Owners have to these lands and waters, and we recognise their ongoing role in caring for Country. We’re proud to be joint management partners with Taungurung Land and Waters Council Aboriginal Corporation for part of this Aboriginal cultural landscape.

Kinglake National Park lies on the slopes of the Great Dividing Range, a short drive from Melbourne. Enjoy scenic walks, thrilling mountain bike trails and picnics against the backdrop of panoramic views of the city, Port Phillip Bay, the Yarra Valley and across to the You Yangs.

The park is home to a variety of native birds. Keep an eye out for Sulphur-crested Cockatoos, lyrebirds, King Parrots and colourful rosellas. Go mountain biking at Bowden Spur. The diverse and technical downhill trail offers dirt jumps, rock gardens, bomb holes, flowing earth berms and large sections of off‐camber riding. Drive up to Mount Sugarloaf for panoramas out 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.

Things To Do

 
A man talks to his wife who is sitting on a camp chair as he exists his tent.

The Gums Camping

With great facilities in a delightful bush setting close to Melbourne, The Gums camping area is a popular base for relaxing and exploring the northern section of Kinglake National Park.
A husband and wife stop to take a photo of Masons Falls from the lookout.

Masons Falls

Enjoy a picnic in the beautiful surrounds of Masons Falls Picnic Area. Set among towering gums, the large shelters and free gas barbecues make it the perfect place for a social gathering. The short waterfall walk is a real highlight.
Two downhill mountain bikers descend Bowden Hill in Kinglake National Park.

Bowden Spur Mountain Bike Area

Experience the thrills of downhill mountain biking at Bowden Spur Mountain Bike Area. Shepherds Track will challenge and delight the most seasoned mountain bike riders. With dirt jumps, rock gardens, flowing earth berms and off-camber riding, there's excitement at every twist and turn.
Wombelano Falls in the Kinglake National Park

Wombelano Falls

Wander through tall eucalypt forest and lush gullies to the perfectly framed Wombelano Falls. Enjoy beautiful views from the lookout and spy the falls cascading 90 metres into the gully below.

Kinglake National Park

Kinglake is home to many rare species that were once common in the Yarra Valley, now part of the greater Melbourne metropolitan area. The following species have all been identified as being 'significant' within Kinglake National Park.
Kangaroos
Koalas
Lyrebirds

Tours in the area

Bushwalking, four-wheel driving, horse riding, kayaking, rock climbing and mountain biking are just some of the many activities you can experience in Victoria's parks.


If you want to try something new or meet some like-minded people on your next visit to a park, contact a licensed tour operator.


Parks Victoria licenses tour operators who are experts in these activities and more. They will help you get the most out of your visit.

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Kinglake National Park

When to go

Longer days and nicer weather allows more time to explore all that Kinglake National Park has to offer.
Due to the higher elevation of Kinglake National Park, it is a great place to escape the heat of summer. It is usually about 2 degrees cooler than the region's lower lying areas.

Camping and accommodation

With great facilities in a delightful bush setting close to Melbourne, The Gums camping area is a popular base for relaxing and exploring the northern section of Kinglake National Park.

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Kinglake National Park

Change of Conditions

Nature being nature, sometimes conditions can change at short notice. It’s a good idea to check this page ahead of your visit for any updates.

  • Notices Affecting Multiple Parks

    Take care while driving on wet tracks

    This summer weather is predicted to be wet. Roads and tracks are easily damaged during wet weather and can only be repaired once the weather clears up and the roads are well dried out. When visiting parks keep an eye out for temporary track closures and if it’s raining or the track looks soft find an alternative route.
     
    When driving your car or four-wheel drive in a park keep in mind these basic tips:
    -     stay off wet tracks or recently graded roads
    -     drive only on formed roads
    -     take notice of signage and only use roads that are open to the public and safe to do so
    -     avoid wheel spin and churning up track surfaces
    -     remove fallen trees or limbs from roads; don’t create new tracks by driving around them

Kinglake National Park

2980 Heidelberg-Kinglake Rd
Kinglake VIC 3763
13 1963
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