Toolangi is a small, beautiful township located along the Healesville-Kinglake road mid-way between the Melba and Maroondah highways.  It is surrounded by towering Mountain Ash forests, with many popular bushwalking and riding tracks on the slopes of surrounding mountains, including Mount Tanglefoot and the iconic Mount St Leonard. The town now boasts a great cafe called ‘Ecology’ in the Forest Discovery Centre. There are several waterfalls; Emily falls, Sylvia Creek falls, Cascade falls and Murrindindi falls. Two popular destinations are Wirra Willa rainforest walk and the amazing Kalatha Giant (pictured) on the Kalatha Giant walk. Click here for information on these attractions. There is a pub and several places to stay such as Strathvea guest house.

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Toolangi, Victoria, 3777, 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.

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Black Beard

Giant Trees

Located 650m along the 2.3km Top Kalatha Track two surviving giants remain anchored in the earth.

Kalatha Giant

Giant Trees

The Kalatha tree is one of the largest trees in Victoria standing 65 metres tall, 14m in girth and 400 years old.

Monda Giants

Giant Trees

This stand of ancient old growth represents the origins of the Mountain Ash forests.

Mt St Leonard


A short but steep walk leads to an observational platform that offers excellent views of the Yarra Ranges, Strathbogies, Baw Baw Plateau, Port Phillip Bay, You Yangs and Macedon Ranges.

Murrindindi Scenic Reserve


Located on the northern edge of the Toolangi state forest  Murrindindi Scenic Reserve offers spacious camping and a range of spectacular attractions.

Tanglefoot Loop


Linking the Monda Giants to Wirrawilla this is a great way to experience Toolangi's amazing natural features.

Tanglefoot Picnic Area

Picnic Area

Located in the heart of the Toolangi State Forest along Sylvia Creek Road this picnic area is a perfect place to re-energise when exploring the magnificent attractions Toolangi has to offer.

Wilhelmina Falls


Wilhelmina falls presents a challenging yet rewarding walk to experience magnificent views


Picnic Area, Rainforest

Wirrawilla is a picture-perfect Cool Temperate Rainforest circuit in the headwaters of Sylvia Creek within the Toolangi State Forest.

Yea Link Tree

Giant Trees

The Yea Link Tree is a resilient Mountain Ash gem that has survived the threats of fire and logging
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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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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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