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About this walk
Wirrawilla Rainforest Walk is a popular circuit walk through cool temperate rainforest in Toolangi State forest.
The ancient myrtle beech trees and southern sassafras provide a dense canopy that shades the understory all year round. Ferns, mosses and fungi love these dark, damp conditions and thrive in the moist soil environment.
From the carpark and trailhead on Sylvia Creek Road visitors have the option of undertaking 3 different walks – the short Wirrawilla Rainforest Walk or longer Myrtle Gully Circuit or Tanglefoot Loop.
Picnic facilities, shelter and a toilet can be found adjacent to the Wirrawilla car park.
All abilities access
Wirrawilla Rainforest Walk is a Grade 1 all abilities walk. It is around 700m return and approx. 450m of the trail is a boardwalk wide enough for wheelchairs. There is a short formed dirt track from the carpark down to the start of the boardwalk.
The walk sits within Taungurung Country and where the Taungurung Land and Waters Council (TLaWC) play an important role in caring for country and culture.
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Investing in nature
The Wirrawilla Rainforest Walk was upgraded in 2021 thanks to Victoria’s Great Outdoors.
The upgrade included:
- replacement of the existing boardwalk with a more durable and non-slip surface
- new handrails
- improved accessibility to better accommodate wheelchairs and people with mobility needs
Victoria’s Great Outdoors is boosting regional tourism and making it to enjoy nature by investing in better walking trails, campgrounds, 4WD tracks and visitor facilities.
Page last updated: 04/10/22