Murrindindi Scenic Reserve

One reserve, many ways to explore

Murrindindi Scenic Reserve is at the northern end of Toolangi State Forest, a short drive from popular Healesville and less than 2 hours from Melbourne.

Established in 1981, the reserve comprises 815 hectares of mixed-species forest along the lower reaches of the Murrindindi River. It includes tumbling waterfalls, soaring Mountain Ash, damp fern-filled gullies and an abundance of native wildlife.

There are excellent opportunities for camping, bushwalking, bird watching and picnicking, as well as fishing and paddling in the shallow waters of the Murrindindi River, which flows through the reserve.

With so many recreational activities and natural attractions on offer, come for a day trip or stay for the weekend in this spectacular reserve.

'Mountain home'

Toolangi State Forest is the traditional land of the Kulin nation. The Taungurung tribe looked after the land in the north and the Wurundjeri tribe looked after land in the south.

It is believed that in the Wurundjeri language, Murrindindi means ‘mountain home’.

Camping in Murrindindi

There are many fantastic camping areas along the river in the reserve. Facilities and suitability for tents and small caravans vary so pick the spot which best suits you.

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A grassy area with fire pits and a picnic table among trees