The Kinglake Ranges in the Shire of Murrindindi, is only 65km North of the CBD and is Melbourne’s closest natural playground. It’s an area of outstanding natural beauty – home to the stunning Kinglake National Park on the slopes of the Great Dividing Range, offering dramatic views of the Melbourne skyline, Port Phillip Bay, the Yarra Valley and across to the You Yangs. If you enjoy fern walks and majestic waterfalls, camping and bushwalking, cycling and mountain biking, great food and country hospitality, this gorgeous area has it all.
Popular attractions include Mason’s Falls, Jehosaphat Gully and Wombelano Falls in the Kinglake National Park; Bollygum Park; Bowden Spur Downhill Mountain Bike Area; the Kinglake Ranges Heritage Trail and the Frank Thompson Reserve for stunning city views.
The climate and topography of the region is perfect for producing an amazing range of quality food, including fresh berries and vegetables, along with cool-climate wines. Regular local monthly markets are a great introduction to what’s in season. Visit the markets in Kinglake on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month or stop at a farmgate to pick up a treat.
For more information visit http://www.heartofvictoria.com.au/kinglake