The East Warburton Redwood Forest is one of Victoria’s hidden secrets and is home to thousands of Californian Redwood Trees. It’s located about 75 km east of Melbourne City and is based at the bottom of the Yarra Ranges.

‘The Californian Redwood trees were planted by the Board of Works about 1930 following clearing of the original eucalypt forest. Trees planted were: Bishop Pine, Douglas Fir and Californian Redwood. Further plantings of Radiata Pine, Western Red Cedar and Redwood took place in 1960–1963. The plantations were selected for experimental purposes as part of the Board’s hydrology research program”.

There are over 1400 trees ranging from 20 metres to the tallest being 55 metres.

The Californian Redwoods have been planted in perfect rows and once you enter the forest and wander through the trees, you get this weird sense of a calming silence, not to mention the huge drop in temperature. It has a very magical feel to it.  It’s very hard to describe the feeling, but once you visit, you will know exactly what I’m talking about.

The Warburton Redwood Forest is also home to wild woven art.  These artworks (giant nests) take the form of huge circular creations pieced together from the fallen branches and twigs to create natural sculptures.

Please note there are no public toilets at the Redwood Forest, so make sure you go before you get there. Sorry Mum!  The forest is free to enter and probably one of the best nature landscapes that I have seen in Victoria.

Directions

Address: Cement Creek Rd, East Warburton VIC 3799

Once you turn left onto Cement Creek Road (which is an unsealed dirt gravel road) drive along about 1 km after you go drive over the wooden bridge, and on the right you will find a tiny parking area that has a small gate.  Walk through the gate and the Forest is on your left.  Enjoy.

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  1. May 31, 2017  2:58 am by Kat Reply

    This place is Amazing

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