ATTRACTIONS

Find Me In The Hills Maps
These Maps are to scale and detailed street maps. There are two Maps, Map & Map 2. Both maps include accommodation, cafes, restaurants, wineries, shopping & retail, local attractions & activities, clubs and some local business listings.  Map 1 covers Menzies Creek, Emerald, Cockatoo, Avonsleigh, Macclesfield & Upper Beaconsfield. Map 2 covers Cockatoo, Gembrook & Mt Burnett. You can pick up maps from any of the listed advertisers.Map1A-LowRes Map1B-LowRes Map2A-LowRes Map2B-LowRes

Emerald Lake Park
There are 7 short walking tracks to choose from in Emerald Lake Park. All the walks are very scenic and vary in difficulty. The Wishing Well track, an easy to moderate walk is most popular taking you through an ancient forest gully with tall European trees towering a native rainforest. ELP_walking_brochure_final

Wrights Forest

Wright Forest
Wright Forest has several walking tracks to choose from. The tracks link to Emerald Lake Park and the town centre of Cockatoo. There is a secluded picnic ground to enjoy a picnic on Bailey Rd in Cockatoo. Wrights Forest is a remnant native eucalypt forest and consists of over 75 species of native plants. Park-note-Wright-Forest

Telopea Walk

Dandenong Ranges Tourist Track
An intimate 17km walking track along Sassafras Creek. You can start from Emerald or Sassafras with picnic grounds along the way. You’ll see many native birds and wallabies at dusk. You can picnic  at Kays, Olympic, Kensleys & Beagleys picnic grounds. Dandenong Ranges Tourist Track Map  Picnic Grounds Dand. Ranges Tourist Track Map

Butterfield Reserve Walk

Butterfield Reserve
Butterfield Wildlife Reserve Walk was a former logging and gold mining region.  The 3km return starts from Emerald-Monbulk Rd, Emerald, also a starting point to walk the Dandenong Ranges Tourist Track to Emerald or onto Monbulk. You can park on Old Monbulk Rd or Butterfield Rd. The chimney remnants of Bill Butterfield’s cottage built in the early 1940’s can be viewed at the start of this gentle and peaceful walk.

Mountain Ash - Neil Creek

Gembrook Park Nature Trail
Gembrook Park is a 5 minute walk from the Gembrook Town Centre and Puffing Billy railway station. There is a picnic area and 2 short walks to explore.  Fern Gully Walk is a 1.5km walk. Hillside Walk continues on for another 1.2km. The park is around 29 hectares is a display of mountain grey gums, mountain ash and messmate stringy bark. Gembrook Park Trail Notes

Bunyip State Park Image

Bunyip State Park
The walks in Bunyip State Park take in woodlands, heathlands on river plains, Mountain Ash and natives. Mortimer Nature Walk is 1.2km return takes in William Wallace and Diamond Creeks.  Another short walk is to Lawsons Falls, the only waterfall in the park. Buttongrass Walk is a 3km, self-guided walk through a wet heathland area. Lawsons Fall Circuit is a 5km return trip starting from Forest Rd at the east end of the park. Longer walks include Mortimer Circuit, 9.5km return starting from the Mortimer Picnic Ground. You can walk onto Four Brothers Rocks and take-in sweeping views across the park. The 10km Weatherhead Range Circuit starts at Buttongrass Walk. Bunyip State Park Map Bunyip State Park Walks Map  Buttongrass Walk Map

Emerald Heritage Walk

Emerald Heritage Walk
The Emerald Heritage Walk is a self guided walk around Emerald to learn more about Emeralds’ rich history. The walk takes around an hour to complete and provides history on 11 remaining buildings around Emerald. Heritage Maps are available in Kilvington Drive at the Sign in the park next to Stockdale Leggo and outside the Emerald Museum. Emerald Heritage Walk Map

The Motorist Museum

Gembrook Historic Walk
Gembrook’s Historic Walk starts at JAC Russell park and takes in 31 pieces of Gembrook historic information. Pick-up a map from one of the local shops in Gembrook or download here.  Gembrook Heritage Walk

ANZAC Walk

Emerald ANZAC Walk
The 30 minute walk starts at the corner of Kilvington Dve and Belgrave-Gembrook Rd, Emerald, in front of the National Bank.  There is an audio trail of the walk that tells the story of 32 diggers from Emerald.