Kinglake National Park
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
Kinglake National ParkKinglake 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.
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.