Get immersed in tall forests

Savour every moment when you get out of your routine and into the tall forests. A playground of adventure is waiting for you here.

Discover a rainforest getaway on Melbourne’s doorstep at the Dandenong Ranges National Park, where you’ll find a web of walkways for all abilities taking you deep into the spectacular scenery. Rare orchids and magnificent tree ferns greet you on these peaceful trails, where you can feel the connection to the landscape’s deep past.

In the heart of Gippsland you’ll find yourself among the mountain ranges of Tarra Bulga National Park, where the traditional Country of the Gunaikurnai Peoples hums with life. The canopy is vivid with birdsong here, and the grassy glades between the trees tempt you – and your picnic blanket – to stay and listen for a while.

In South Gippsland, feel your breath catch at Agnes Falls Scenic Reserve, which dive over terraced rock shelves before taking a 60-metre plunge into a spectacular gorge. Get inspired, and follow your own wild downhill joyride at one of the hundreds of forest mountain biking trails. Then set up camp and spend the night under star-streaked skies. The moment is waiting for you – rise to meet it among the tall trees.

A family take in the view of the Yarra Ranges from the elevated platform at Mt Donna Buang.

Unique tall forest experiences

Victoria’s tall forests are magical all year round, offering a cool escape in summer and a misty wonderland in winter. Pack a bag, charge your phone and get ready to recharge your soul through these unique experiences in Victoria’s incredible tall forests.
The waterfall at Agnes Falls Scenic Reserve

See this picture perfect waterfall in South Gippsland

Take a picturesque road trip through South Gippsland and discover a beautiful Unseen Place that’s definitely worth taking a turn-off for. Agnes Falls Scenic Reserve, of Gunaikurnai Country, is a protected pocket of the old forests that once covered the Strzelecki Ranges,
Video still of ranger standing in front of trees and ferns with play icon overlay.

Discover Tarra-Bulga National Park with Ranger Craig Campbell

Come on a tour of Tarra-Bulga National Park with Ranger Craig Campbell who has managed the park for 34 years. Learn about the two types of rain forest found in the park, as well as the important role of fire in the ecosystem. Tarra-Bulga National Park is is one of the jointly managed parks within Gippsland.
All abilities walks video at Margaret Lester Walk in the Dandenong Ranges National Park

Margaret Lester Walk - Dandenong Ranges National Park

The Margaret Lester Walk is one the earliest purpose built accessible walks in the country and meanders through the lush temperate rainforest of Sherbrooke.

Get into tall forests

Get into tall forests

A three year old boy leads his mum and younger brother through the forest near Grants Picnic Ground.

Get connected to tall forests

Explore your roots through the maze of history written on Country and woven through the trees. Learn how the tall forests support every one of us in our own growing community.
People walking on Lyrebird Ridge Track.

Get curious about tall forests

Meet the shyest members of your Victorian family here, in the tall forests. We share our forests with all kinds of kin, from the mighty to the microscopic. Come and meet them.
A women walks through Kinglake National Park.

Get reinvigorated by tall forests

In the tall forests, even the biggest of us can feel tiny. Among these ancient giants, we are all children. Sink into the peace of deep time, and breathe in the ancient remedies of the forest.
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