HOT: Rainforest Gallery, Warburton
On the way up to the summit of Mt Donna Buang, make sure you stop at the Rainforest Gallery Warburton.
The Mt Donna Buang Rainforest Gallery‘s main drawcard is a 40-metre long observation platform which takes you into the Warburton rainforest canopy 15 metres above the ground.
From the platform start of the Warburton tree top walk you can also head down the steps to reach a 350 metre long elevated walkway that takes you through the Rainforest Gallery.
During the rainforest walk Warburton you’ll see 65 metre tall old growth Mountain Ash trees, ancient Myrtle Beech trees, ferns, mosses and other rainforest plants.
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And the sound of water that you hear is Cement Creek flowing past on its journey to the Yarra River.
The Rainforest Gallery walk Warburton is not very long and doesn’t need to be rushed. Listen and look carefully and breathe in the fresh crisp air of this Yarra Valley rainforest.
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Tips for Warburton Rainforest Gallery:
- Warburton to Melbourne is 75km east;
- The Warburton rainforest walk observation platform is 40 metres long and has no steps. It has a level floor surface consisting of steel grating suitable for wheelchairs and strollers;
- Below the observation platform is a 350metre long elevated walkway that meanders down into a rainforest valley. This section of the Warburton forest gallery has many steps and is not suitable for strollers, walking frames or wheelchairs;
- The Warburton forest walk takes approximately 60 minutes;
- Free offroad parking at the Rainforest Gallery Mt Donna Buang road;
- No toilets;
- No bins so take your rubbish away;
- No BBQ facilities or picnic tables;
- Total fire ban; and
- Take snacks and drinks as the nearest cafes/provisions are in Warburton.
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