Rainforest Gallery (Donna Buang) (Yarra Ranges National Park)

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Rainforest Gallery (Donna Buang) (Yarra Ranges National Park)

Located within the Yarra Ranges National Park, Rainforest Gallery can be accessed via Donna Buang Road and is only a 10-minute drive from Warburton on the way to Mt Donna Buang summit.

Set in a cool temperate rain forest this elevated platform is perched 15 metres above the forest floor and allows visitors to take in the beauty of the towering Mountain Ash and ancient Myrtle Beech trees, some which are estimated to be over 400 years old.

The 40-metre-long platform is fully accessible from the carpark. There is also a set of approximately 100 stairs that will lead you along a 20 min walk on an elevated walkway. This walk offers multiple viewing areas amongst the forest, where you can pause and enjoy the sounds of Cement Creek flowing past on its journey to the Yarra River.

How to get there

Rainforest Gallery (Donna Buang) (Yarra Ranges National Park)

Facilities

Carpark

Need to know

Rainforest Gallery (Donna Buang) (Yarra Ranges National Park)

Warnings & Restrictions

Dogs

Dogs are not allowed

Restrictions

  • No firearms allowed
  • No dogs, cats, pets allowed

Warnings

    • None applicable
  • 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.

O'Shannassy Aqueduct Trail - Dee Rd Trestle Bridge Closed

The Dee Rd Trestle Bridge has been closed for public safety

Subsequently, the O'Shanassy Aqueduct trail now terminates at the bridge near the Dee Rd Picnic Ground, please plan your visit accordingly. We would recommend accessing the western section of the Trail from the Dee Rd Picnic Ground (Millgrove) and the eastern section from the Yuonga Rd Picnic Ground (Warburton).

Works to provide continued access to the trail are due to commence in 2022 with completion expected in 2023.

Road access closed to the Californian Redwoods Forest

Yarra Ranges Council Cement Creek Road Bridge works: Road access closed to the Redwoods
 
  • Yarra Ranges Council is completing works to rehabilitate and upgrade Cement Creek Road Bridge. These works are currently impacting road and vehicle access to the Cement Creek Redwood Forest and car park.
  • While the Cement Creek Redwood Forest itself is not closed, vehicle access will remain closed into 2023 as bridge works are being completed.
  • Visitors can still access the Cement Creek Redwood Forest by bike or on foot via the O’Shannassy Aqueduct Trail, however please note this journey is approximately a 16km round trip.
  • Information about the Council’s Cement Creek Road Bridge upgrades and expected construction timelines are available on their website at https://www.yarraranges.vic.gov.au/Development/Council-projects-works/Cement-Creek-Bridge-Upgrade-Project
 
 

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