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Forrest History Walk



The Forrest History Walk is a one-hour walk to discover Forrest’s fascinating history.

Twenty seven plaques have been installed around the town (see link to map below), with photos and information which we hope will stimulate your interest and imagination. Regrettably, most of our early buildings, such as the railway station, no longer exist. We have drawn on the memories of older residents for much of this information. Further, an inseparable part of Forrest history was the many timber mills located out in the bush during the early part of the last century, sometimes, little townships in themselves, with school, store and post office. Many kilometres of tramlines, crossing spectacular trestle bridges, brought timber to the Forrest rail head in trains drawn first by horses and later, steam locomotives. Even amongst its growing farming community, most Forrest residents, at some time in their lives, took part in the timber industry based on the Otway forest.

Thanks to Ken Widdowson for the History Walk Brochure.


Address | Contact


Birregurra-Forrest Road,  Forrest 3236, Victoria, Australia. View Map Map opens in new browser window
Telephone: 
Map: X926 Ref: K9

Web Links


Link Forrest Website

Link Forrest History Walk Brochure (PDF)



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