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Located only a short distance from Melbourne, Kinglake makes a great holiday destination for a short weekend getaway or a longer summer holiday for families and kids.

Located only 46 km north-east of Melbourne, Kinglake is a popular location for Melburnians looking for a quick getaway from the hustle and bustle of city life. With lovely attractions such as the Kinglake National Park, berry farms, horse riding, playgrounds, farmers markets and more, Kinglake is a perfect weekend getaway for families. Continue reading to find out what you can do on your next visit to Kinglake. Picture of Paradiso Kinglake. 

Top 10 Things to Do in Kinglake

1. Kinglake National Park

If you live in Melbourne, Kinglake National Park is a good spot to go camping, enjoy a bushwalk or have a picnic. Visit Kinglake National Park for beautiful messmate forests, fern gullies, panoramic lookouts and bushwalking tracks, all within a short distance from Melbourne.

For more information on Kinglake National Park including top things to do there, visit our Kinglake National Park page.  

2. Kinglake Raspberries

With over 36,000 metres of raspberry rows, Kinglake Raspberries is one of the biggest berry farms in Australia and is worth a visit when you’re in Kinglake. The best time to visit is during the harvest seasons (Summer and Autumn) when you can pick your own raspberries or buy freshly pre-picked from the Farm Shop.

Opening Times:

Summer: Dec-Jan. Daily 9am-5pm
Autumn: Late March-Mid May. Daily 9am-4pm
Between Seasons: While there are no berries to pick, the farm is open Mon – Fri 9am – 4pm for sales of frozen berries, jams, sauces and raspberry relief.

Address & Contact Details:

Kinglake Raspberries
Tooheys Road, Pheasant Creek 
Victoria 3757, Australia
Phone: 0407 313 975

Wombelano Falls, Kinglake National Park, Victoria, Australia

3. Kinglake Waterfall

If you want to visit a Kinglake waterfall head to Kinglake National Park to see some of the best waterfalls in the area. Wombelano Falls and Masons Falls are among the best in Kinglake.

Visit our Kinglake National Park page for walks to the Kinglake waterfalls.

4. Kinglake Market

The Kinglake Produce & Artisan Market has a wide range of variety stalls to suit all members of the family. Purchase fresh produce, wines, hot & cold food (sweet and savoury), plants, jams, chutneys, relishes, jewellery, quilted items, giftware, community stalls, coffee and a lot more.
With children’s activities varying from month to month, such as face painters, drawing and painting easels, petting zoos and jumping castles, there is something for everyone.

Kinglake Farmers Market is held on the 4th Sunday of each month from 10am to 3pm. It is closed over Winter (June to August).

Kinglake Market is located in front of the Kinglake Murrindindi Shire Office, 19 Whittlesea-Kinglake Road, Kinglake, Victoria 3763, Australia.

5. Kinglake Walks

There are many scenic walking trails through Kinglake National Park which take you through the regenerating rainforest to panoramic lookouts and cascading waterfalls.

Visit our Kinglake National Park for more information on walks in Kinglake.

6. Kinglake Homestead

Kinglake Homestead is a country escape where you can relax, take in the scenery or enjoy some of the many activities on offer at this holiday retreat. Surrounded by the Kinglake National Park, Kinglake Homestead offers an idyllic setting for horse trail riding and self catered, affordable accommodation for family stays or groups.

Address & Contact Details:

679 Glenburn – Eucalyptus Road,
Victoria 3763, Australia
Phone: (03)5786 1465

7. Kinglake Ride

If you’re interested in riding your mountain bike in Kinglake, head to Bowden Spur Mountain Bike Area in Kinglake National Park. This newly built 2km bike trail is suitable for experienced riders. 

Bowden Spur Road is located approximately 200m from the intersection of the Kinglake-Whittlesea Road in Kinglake Central.

Visit our Kinglake National Park page for more information on the Bowden Spur Mountain Bike Area.

8. Bollygum Park Kinglake

A magical playground, Bollygum Park is based on the award-winning children’s book ‘Bollygum’ by Garry Fleming. This is a great place for parents to take their kids of all ages.

Some of the main attractions here are:

  • Frogmouths House – the main play structure of the park with senior and junior sections including a climbing wall, monkey bars, rope bridges, flying fox, wave slide, bird nest swings, dual metal slide for racing (under cover) and many noisy musical elements and a talk and listen tubes
  • Skate Park – architecturally designed skate park with a bowl that opens into a street area with small euro, ledges, stairs, banks and quarter
  • Bower Birds Nest with its shiny blue trinkets
  • Platypus’s House with musical cylinders or make a pretend fire in the huge hearth
  • Wombat’s House has beautiful carved murals on the walls, tunnel slide, spiral slide, distorting mirrors, speak and listen system and lots of unusual equipment to make sounds
  • Fishing at Dry Creek
  • Five swings including two birds nest swings and a swing with a seat
  • Community Market held from September to May on the second Sunday of the month, 10am to 2pm
  • Shady seats including many shaped from logs, unshaded tables, water tap, toilets and BBQ


40 Whittlesea Kinglake Rd,
Kinglake, Victoria 3763

9. Kinglake Horseriding

Kinglake provides ample opportunities for horseriding with its lovely outdoor setting and national park. There are two places where you can go horse riding in Kinglake. Kinglake Homestead offers horse riding on trails through Kinglake National Park while Melbourne Indoor Equestrian Centre provides a full range of Pony Club and Horse Riding activities.

10. Kinglake Fishing

Unfortunately, there are no fishing spots in Kinglake National Park. The only spot for fishing in Kinglake is at Bollygum Park on Whittlesea Kinglake Road. Head to Dry Creek for fishing with rod and reel.

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Where is Kinglake located?

Kinglake is located 46km north‐east of Melbourne in the Yarra Valley region of Victoria.

Melbourne to Kinglake

Access from Melbourne is by three main routes: the Melba Highway from Yarra Glen or Glenburn, the Heidelberg‐Kinglake Road from St Andrews and the Whittlesea ‐Yea Road from Whittlesea.

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