Explore the forest and fern gullies on a variety of short walks that start at the picnic area. Combine some of these short walks to create a longer day walk.
Walk slowly and quietly for the best chance of seeing some of the park's animal inhabitants including many species of birds, reptiles and insects. Stop to look up at the towering trees and down at the lichens, ferns and fungi near the forest floor and soak up the therapeutic feeling of "forest bathing".
Follow the Masons Falls Walk for 700m to the waterfall lookout platform, where you can watch streams of water cascade down the rock shelves into the gully below. The high drop waterfall is particularly impressive after recent rain.
Go for a stroll along the Lyrebird Circuit Walk, which is 500m long and specifically designed for people with limited mobility. The shady trail winds its way around some of the park's oldest trees.
Set off on the more challenging 7.8km Running Creek Walk. As you pass through shaded fern gullies and drier ridges, see how the native bush has regenerated after the devastating Black Saturday bushfires of 2009. Listen for Superb Lyrebirds and keep an eye out for wallabies.
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Change of Conditions
Nature being nature, sometimes conditions can change at short notice. It’s a good idea to check this page ahead of your visit for any updates.
Notices Affecting Multiple Parks
Take care while driving on wet tracksThis summer weather is predicted to be wet. Roads and tracks are easily damaged during wet weather and can only be repaired once the weather clears up and the roads are well dried out. When visiting parks keep an eye out for temporary track closures and if it’s raining or the track looks soft find an alternative route.When driving your car or four-wheel drive in a park keep in mind these basic tips:- stay off wet tracks or recently graded roads- drive only on formed roads- take notice of signage and only use roads that are open to the public and safe to do so- avoid wheel spin and churning up track surfaces- remove fallen trees or limbs from roads; don’t create new tracks by driving around them
Notices Affecting Multiple Sites
Fire Preparedness WorksSelected trees and vegetation will be removed along the fuelbreak network in Kinglake National Park to reduce bushfire risk to the community. Park users may experience short delays while works are carried out.
Attachments: Fuelbreak works Kinglake Summer 20_21 (510KB)