The Gums Campground
A destination for both rookies and seasoned campers, the small and popular campground contains 18 campsites, with five suitable for camper vans and caravans. Each site is clearly defined and separated by native vegetation, featuring shared picnic tables and wood fireplaces.
If you don't feel like cooking over the open fire at your campsite, there is also a free communal gas barbecue and picnic table near the toilet facilities.
From the campground, the Cicada Circuit offers a short walk through the tall eucalypts and dense ferns, hugging the bends of Island Creek.
Venture a little further along Blackfish Way to the Island Creek Picnic Area. Here, you can listen to the soothing sounds of the creek while relaxing and feasting with family and friends in the shade of tall manna gums.
Spot the many birds and mammals who call the regenerating forest home. Wallabies are known for surprising walkers, while lyrebirds are often scratching around for food in the new growth.
Visit nearby Wombelano and Mason Falls for scenic walks and stunning views, spend your days bushwalking, horse riding and cycling through the forest, or simply sit back and enjoy the effortless serenity at camp.
Things to do in the area
How to get there
The Gums Campground
Kinglake National Park is 65km north‐east of Melbourne. Access from Melbourne is by three main routes: the Melba Highway from Yarra Glen or Glenburn, the Heidelberg‐Kinglake Road from St Andrews and the Whittlesea ‐Yea Road from Whittlesea.
The Gums Camping Area is 10km north of the Kinglake township on the Glenburn/Eucalyptus Road. Glenburn Road runs off the main Whittlesea-Kinglake Road near the Kinglake Hotel. Alternatively, if you are travelling from Yea and Glenburn down the Melba Highway, turn off onto West Bridge Road and continue approximately 4km to The Gums.
Camping & 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.