Toolangi State Forest

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Toolangi State Forest  has a number of things to see and do including a Discovery Centre and scenic trails.

To fully immerse yourself into the beauty and diversity of the Toolangi State Forest, pitch a tent at a base camp and walk through the bushes, smell the enticing aromas of wildflowers and look out for the colour bird life such as parrots, rosella, honeyeaters, whistlers and even lyrebirds.

Walking in Toolangi State Forest

The Tanglefoot Track, a spectacular walk through the majestic Mountain Ash forest of the Toolangi State forest, has added to the appeal of an area that has been attracting walkers for many years. The track, which delves into fern gullies and cool, temperate rain forests, provides a magical experience for visitors. The track is 9km one way, taking about 3 hours.

The Yea River Walk begins behind the Toolangi Forest Discovery Centre on the north side of Main Rd. It is an easy 1 hour walk which passes through Messmate, Narrow Leafed Peppermint and Mountain Grey Gum forest, before reaching Mountain Ash forest. The Yea River is full of aquatic life including platypus and many fish species. The viewing platform provides an excellent vantage point to see the river. The water here flows from the slopes of Mt St Leonard and joins the Goulburn River and eventually the Murray River just upstream of Echuca.

The Toolangi Sculpture Trail showcases the works from the international scupture event held at the Toolangi Forest Discovery Centre in 1996. The sculptures are the work of a diverse group of top professional artists from Australia and the Asia-Pacific region. Eight of the original sculptures are still visible along the trail. They are all in different states of decay as intended. Information boards along the trail give you some basic information about the artist and the inspirations behind their work.