One of the best places to encounter Australian wildlife is in it's natural habitat. Healesville Sanctuary does an exemplary job of creating this experience. Find yourself holding a 'spring baby' or having an 'up close an personal' experience with an Australian native animal. Enjoy our backyard of adventure playgrounds and picnic spots in the bush along creeks and streams. Wander the tracks and climb the hills.
The Kalatha Giant has survived several major fires in its lifetime, as well as escaping the logging that took many of the trees surrounding it. The immediate area is now protected and is a popular tourist attraction. Take an easy stroll along the boardwalk to learn more about the forest ecosystem and the giants within. The Kalatha Giant is located at Kalatha Creek in the Toolangi State Forest and is approximately 65 metres tall.
Experience the beauty and wonder of the alpine landscape at Lake Mountain. Only 120kms, which is less than 2 hours, out of Melbourne. It provides sensational views, exremely popular cross-country skiing and tobogganing durng the winter months and fabulous adventure activities and mounatin biking during the warmer months.
Marysville State Forest abounds in gorgeous scenic drives such as Lady Talbot Drive which is accessed via Woods Point Road just east of town. Attractions along this route include the Phantom Falls, Keppel Falls, Taggerty River crossing and The Beeches Rainforest Walk which is a scenic 4 kilometre circuit through ancient rainforests with many trees over 300 years old.