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This 30km trail from Parrot road near Woori Yallock to O’Shannassy Weir in East Warburton traverses the southern slopes of the Yarra Ranges. Natural scenery and spectacular views of the Upper Yarra Valley can be enjoyed along this trail. Perfect for walking or bike riding this attraction is accessible from a number of locations and offers gentle sections suitable for all age groups, as well as steeper sections for those seeking a more challenging experience. The easiest section of the Trail is found between Dee Road, Millgrove and Yuonga Road, Warburton. For wheelchairs and strollers it is recommended to commence at the Dee Road car park and conclude at Sussex Street, Millgrove (4km stretch).
More about Warburton
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At the Warburton end the nearest toilet is on Thomas avenue in Warburton. From the Millgrove end the nearest facilities are at the Millgrove Warburton Rail Trail Reserve.
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Dee Road, Millgrove, Victoria, 3799, Australia.
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The Central Highlands of Victoria have been logged for more than 150 years, with the majority of timber extracted going into making paper or cardboard boxes. As a result of past overcutting and recurrent wildfires, there is now very little forest that if logged will produce sawn timber. Only poor-quality trees that will be chipped for paper making are left. The bottom line is that Victoria will be financially better off without logging in Mountain Ash and Alpine Ash forests; some estimates suggest that the state would be ahead by between $110 million and $190 million annually if logging stopped today. This problem needs to be recognised.
Share your voice to preserve these regions for generations to come. Contact your local MPs and encourage them to support the creation of the Great Forest National Park.
Places of Interest
Ada No.2 Campground
Camping, Historic Sites
Deep within the Yarra State Forest drop your pack and marvel in the beauty of this rich landscape.
The Ada Tree
Discover the majestic Ada Tree, a Mountain Ash towering 76 metres high estimated to be around 400 years old.
Ben Cairn is located between Mt Donna Buang and Mt Toolebewong along Mt Donna Buang Rd. A short 1km walk leads to a rocky outcrop and an obscured view over looking the valley below.
Brittania Creek Caves
Brittania Creek Cave is a unique attraction within the Great Forest National Park that is a short 10 minute drive from Yarra Junction and 15 minute drive from Warburton.
Federal Mill Campground
Camping, Historic Sites
This historical site provides a perfect place to rest for those venturing on the multi-day Walk into History.
La La Falls
A tranquil waterfall just outside of the Warburton township
Mt Donna Buang
Climb the 21m lookout tower on a clear day to witness breath-taking panoramic views of Melbourne, the Yarra Valley, Dandenong, Cathedral Ranges, Mount Baw Baw and the Alps.
Revitalise your senses on this short cool temperate rainforest walk, or view the forest floor from a viewing platform above.
Seven Acre Rock
Rock Climbing, Views
A short walk through regenerating Mountain Ash Forest leads to a granite outcrop offering a 270 degree view of the surrounding area.
Starlings Gap Campground
Dwarfed by spectacular Mountain Ash forest this campsite is quintessential of the Central Highlands.
The Acheron Way
The Acheron Way (C507) provides an idyllic drive or bike ride through the heart of the Central Highlands.
Walk into History
Hike, Historic Sites
This immersive walk takes you on a 33km journey in the steps of the early lumbers.
We propose adding 355,000 hectares of protected forests to the Central Highlands of Victoria to form the Great Forest National Park
Currently there is only 170,000 hectares of parks and protected areas in the Central Highlands of Victoria
Help support our work in expressing the conservation needs and compelling opportunities that we could address through the establishment of the Great Forest National Park for Victoria.
How to Donate
The Great Forest National Park is a large complex proposal, covering environmental impacts and the conservation of wildlife, economic benefits to the area and more. Visit our FAQ for more information.
Frequently Asked Questions
The traditional custodians of this country include the Bunurong (Boon Wurrung), Gunaikurnai, Taungurung (Daung warring) and Wurundjeri indigenous Australians. We acknowledge this land belongs to the sovereign people of the First Nations. This land was stolen from them and their sovereignty was never ceded. This park conservation plan is subject to ongoing discussions and approvals with relevant clans and corporations and fully supports and recognises all their cultural rights, control and access.
Businesses can become brand partners for the project by supporting the Great Forest National Park initiative and pushing the proposed park to their audience.
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