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Toolangi State Forest



Situated about 60 km north east of Melbourne, Toolangi State forest provides excellent opportunities for camping, bushwalking, picnicking, bird watching and fishing. The forest has a number of spectacular walking trails, catering for various skill and fitness levels. These include Tanglefoot Loop, Myrtle Gully Circuit, Wirrawilla Walk and Kalatha Giant Tree Walk.

Toilets and picnic tables are located at Wirrawilla carpark, a starting point for Wirrawilla Walk, Tanglefoot Loop and Myrtle Gully Circuit. Toilets, picnic tables and wood-fuelled
barbeques are also located at Tanglefoot Picnic Area.

Walking Trails
Wirrawilla Walk

Summary:
Return 500m (30 minutes)
Flat, well formed track
Clearly signposted
Suitable for wheelchairs
No experience required

Starting at the Wirrawilla carpark on Sylvia Creek Rd, Wirrawilla Walk is an easy but spectacular walk winding through Cool Temperate Rainforest in the headwaters of
the Sylvia Creek. The majority of the walk is via a boardwalk and is accessible by wheelchair.

Compared with the surrounding eucalypt forest, the rainforest is cool, moist and shady, with only flecks of sunlight reaching the ground through the dense tree canopy. The dominant trees of this Cool Temperate Rainforest are Myrtle Beech (Nothofagus cunninghamii), Southern Sassafras (Atherosperma moschatum) and Blackwood Wattle (Acacia melanoxylon). Tree Ferns (Dicksonia antartica) grow luxuriantly below the canopy, surrounded by a dense layer of ground ferns.

Tanglefoot Loop

Summary:
Return 10km (4 hours)
Short steep hills, formed track
Signposted
No steps
No experience required

Tanglefoot Loop can be accessed from Wirrawilla Carpark or the Monda carpark at the southern end of the walk. The track winds through Mountain Ash forests, mainly regrowth from the 1939 forest fires. There are many older giants in the gullies, some 200 or more
years old. The walk is moderately difficult where it descends into the rainforest gullies.

Myrtle Gully Circuit

Summary:
Return 9km (3 hours)
Short steep hills, formed track
Signposted
Occasional steps
No experience required

Myrtle Gully Circuit can be accessed via Tanglefoot Picnic Area in the north or Wirrawilla carpark on Sylvia Creek Rd. The walk can be done as a single loop or in conjunction with Tanglefoot Loop as a 17km, whole day walk.

Kalatha Giant Tree Walk

Summary:
Return 500m (30 minutes)
Gentle hills, well formed track
Clearly signposted
Occasional steps
No experience required

Kalatha Giant Tree Walk is a short walk to the enormous and spectacular Kalatha Giant, a Mountain Ash thought to be 300 to 400 years old. A carpark is located on Kalatha Rd, near the junction of Granton Rd.


Address | Contact


Healesville-Kinglake Road,  Toolangi 3777, Victoria, Australia. View Map Map opens in new browser window
Telephone: 
Map: X910 Ref: Q11

Web Links


Link Toolangi State Forest Walking Trails (PDF)

Link Toolangi Sculpture Trail

Link Wirrawilla Rainforest Walk

Link Toolangi and Black Range State Forest Trail Bike Visitor Area



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