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Seven Acre Rock is a large rocky outcrop that provides extensive picturesque views of the Yarra State Forest. On a clear day, it's possible to see Western Port Bay and Port Phillip Bay.
The site is close to Powelltown and easily accessible from Noojee or Gembrook, about 80km east of Melbourne.
In the 1926 Black Sunday and 1939 Black Friday bushfires the area was badly damaged. As the forest struggled to regenerate naturally, mountain ash was planted making up a lot of the thick landscape seen today.
Head off on this short walk through mountain ash forest for rewarding views of the surrounding area and return for lunch at the scenic picnic area.
Starting from the picnic area this return walk leads to Seven Acre Rock, a granite outcrop with commanding views across the Yarra Ranges. It's a relatively easy and short trek with a small rocky climb at the end. Be sure to stay clear of the edge as this is a natural lookout with no barriers.
Set yourself up for a picture-perfect picnic underneath a canopy of tall mountain ash forest. This is a spacious picnic area, with good facilities including a car park, toilet, picnic table and fire pit.
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Page last updated: 30/09/22