Frank Thomson Reserve (Kinglake National Park)


Frank Thomson Reserve (Kinglake National Park)

Enjoy a family picnic or barbecue in the open grassy area of Frank Thomson Reserve, with wonderful views of Melbourne’s skyline rising from the southern plains and the rolling hills of the Yarra Valley to the east.

Picnic tables and a gas barbecue are located close to the parking area. There is plenty of space for the kids to roam while adults can relax and enjoy the view.

Dogs are prohibited in Kinglake National Park, but are permitted on a lead (at all times) in the Frank Thomson Reserve.

How to get there

Frank Thomson Reserve (Kinglake National Park)


BBQ - Electric/Gas

Need to know

Frank Thomson Reserve (Kinglake National Park)

Warnings & Restrictions


Dogs are not allowed


  • No fires permitted
  • No horses
  • No camping
  • No generators
  • No firearms allowed


  • Other warnings
    • Limbs may fall take care
  • Animals and pests
    • Snakes

Be Prepared

Stay safe and get the most out of your park visit by preparing for natural hazards and other outdoor risks in Victoria’s parks. You are responsible for your own safety and the safety of those in your care. Find out more.

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.

Barbecues Closed

The Gums Campground barbecues are out of order and will remain closed until further notice. 

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