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 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.

Dom Dom Saddle Picnic Area - Toilet Closure

Dom Dom Saddle Picnic Area toilets are permanently closed and will be removed in their entirety at a later date.
The nearest toilets are at Fernshaw Picnic ground.

Phantom Falls walk closure

The walking track to Phantom Falls is currently closed due to extensive storm damage. The second bridge and viewing platform are damaged and deemed unsafe. The track is overgrown and has numerous fallen tree obstructions.

Access beyond the first bridge, overlooking the Taggerty River is not permitted.

Access to the carpark, picnic area and first bridge is still permitted. 


The lower section of Cumberland walking track at Cambarville is closed until further notice (Cora Lynn falls remains open)

- The lower section of the Cumberland walking track is closed until further notice, however Cora Lynn falls remains open.
- The upper section of Cumberland track including the Elephant Tree and the Big Tree are still open.

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O'Shannassy Aqueduct Trail - Dee Rd Trestle Bridge Closed

The Dee Road Trestle Bridge has been closed for public safety
Subsequently, the O'Shannassy Aqueduct trail now terminates at the bridge near the Dee Road Picnic Ground.  We recommend accessing the western section of the Trail from the Dee Road Picnic Ground in Millgrove and the eastern section from the Yuonga Road Picnic Ground in Warburton. Please plan your visit accordingly.  

Works to provide continued access to the trail are being investigated.

Big Peninsula Stepping Stones Closed

Big Peninsula Stepping Stones closed due to flood damage. 

Little Peninsula Bridge Closed

Little Peninsula Bridge closed due to storm damage. 

10 Mile spring water unsuitable for drinking

The water at 10 Mile spring is routinely tested for quality to ensure it is safe for visitors. Testing on 9th April 2024 has shown that the spring water is not suitable for drinking. The spring will be reopened when testing indicates that the water is again safe for drinking. 

Temporary closures for southern fall of Mount Donna Buang

Parks Victoria will be undertaking deer control works on the southern fall of Mt Donna Buang between April 22nd and 30th August 2024. During this time sections of the O'shannassy aqueduct, the Mt Victoria walking track and a number of access points to this area will be closed between the dusk and dawn, approximately 5pm in the evening and 6am in the morning.  Signage will be placed at all access points to the control zone. Please read these signs and for public safety reasons do not enter the site if they state control is taking place. Please refer to the attached map for more information or call 131963.

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