Revitalise your senses on this short cool temperate rainforest walk. A viewing platform adjacent to the carpark reveals to you the unseen beauty of the forest floor from above. A short 350m rainforest circuit awaits you at the bottom that features ancient Myrtle Beech (Nothofagus cunninghamii), sweet scented Sassafrass (Atherosperma moschatum) and Soft Tree Ferns (Dicksonia Antarctica). Enjoy the aesthetic beauty, musky scents and tranquil passing of crystal clear water adhering to the veins of this ancient landscape.

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Facilities

BBQ Facilities unavailable
Camping Facilities unavailable
Fire Place unavailable
​Car park off Donna Buang Rd
Picnic Tables unavailable
Public Toilets available here
Shelter unavailable
Water unavailable
Wheelchair access up to viewing platform.

Activity

Walking

Track Difficulty

Grade 2

Easy. Steps to forest floor (Grade 1 up to viewing platform)

Distance

0.5km Return

(40m to viewing platform)

Elevation

740m

Accessibility

2WD access on paved roads

Acheron Way, Warburton, 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.

Attractions

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Fire Place
Parking
Picnic Tables
Public Toilets
Shelter
Water
Wheelchair Access
Attraction Types
Camping
Caves
Cycling
Giant Trees
Hike
Historic Sites
Horse Riding
Picnic Area
Places of Interest
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Rock Climbing
Scenic Drive
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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

Giant Trees

Discover the majestic Ada Tree, a Mountain Ash towering 76 metres high estimated to be around 400 years old.

Ben Cairn

Rock Climbing

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

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

Waterfalls

A tranquil waterfall just outside of the Warburton township

Mt Donna Buang

Views

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.

O'Shannassy Aqueduct Trail

Cycling, Hike

Natural scenery and spectacular views of the Upper Yarra Valley can be enjoyed along this 30km trail from Parrot road near Woori Yallock to O’Shannassy Weir in East Warburton.

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

Camping

Dwarfed by spectacular Mountain Ash forest this campsite is quintessential of the Central Highlands.

The Acheron Way

Scenic Drive

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.
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    Proposed Parks

    We propose adding 355,000 hectares of protected forests to the Central Highlands of Victoria to form the Great Forest National Park

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    Existing Parks

    Currently there is only 170,000 hectares of parks and protected areas in the Central Highlands of Victoria

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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.

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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.

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