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


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

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.

Boggy Creek Road in the Wombelano Block of Kinglake National Park closed to motor vehicle traffic

Boggy Creek Road in the Wombelano Block of Kinglake National Park recently had significant roading works undertaken as part of the DELWP Reducing Bushfire Risk program. These works included a section of the road in the adjoining Mt Robertson State Forest. Following recent rain, the road surface has become slippery and unsafe for vehicle traffic. The closed section within the Park, is between Captains Creek Road and Perimeter Tk.  It will remain closed to motor vehicle traffic until the road surface is stable enough to allow for safe travel. Other road and track users should exercise reasonable caution when using Boggy Creek Rd. Motor vehicle access from the Eastern end of Candlebark Tk and Perimeter Tk will also be restricted by the closure

Seasonal road closures 2021

Some roads in this park are subject to seasonal road closures. Seasonal road closures generally operate after the long weekend in June through to the end of October, but may be extended due to seasonal conditions. Visit the seasonal road closures page for maps and more information.

The Gums Campround closed due to flood & storm damage

The Gums Campground is closed due to flooding and storm damage sustained during the severe weather event of 09 & 10 June 2021.

Wombelano Falls closed

Wombalano Falls Track is closed due to storm damage. Access to the Wombelano Falls viewing platform unavailable.

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