Walking Since 1939

Woodlands Historic Park


Distance: Around 12 to 14km

Bookings are not required for this walk, just turn up at:   8:45am   Flagstaff station forecourt (corner William and Latrobe Sts, CBD).

The leader will organise car-pooling and provide directions to the location of the walk.  Drivers are really appreciated to help car-pool walkers between the meeting point and the walk location. There is free all-day parking nearby if your vehicle isn’t needed for transport, but please check parking signs.

The drive from the meeting point to the starting point of the walk will take about 50 minutes and is 60 km return.

The walk will take around 5 hours including breaks.

Expect to return to the meeting point around 5.00pm.

Walk Description

Woodlands Historic Park provides a fascinating glimpse of the landscapes and wildlife seen by European settlers in the 1840s. The park has a 150-year old homestead, Indigenous canoe trees, native woodland and grassland. The fenced ‘Back Paddock’ is a great spot for animals, birds and other wildlife.

The walk along the trails through Woodlands Historic Park combine a pleasant walk in the Australian bush with the opportunity to see scores of eastern grey kangaroos bounding across the sweeping grasslands, together with plenty of other Australian native wildlife. 360 degree view from the top of Gellibrand Hill includes busy Melbourne Airport across the road, the Great Dividing Range, plus city skyscrapers, the bay in the distance and even Mt Dandenong.

What to bring

• Day pack
• Sufficient water (2 litres, more on hot summer days)
• Lunch and snacks
• Hat, sun screen
• Suitable outdoor clothing (no jeans/sneakers!)
• Rainwear & warm jacket
• Proper walking shoes/boots

Refer to our Gear Checklist page for more details.   If you are not properly equipped, the walk leader can decide not to let you participate on this walk.

Booking Fee:

YHA Bushwalking Victoria Members: Free
Non-members: $7  (please pay the leader CASH at the start of the walk, no credit cards)

Passengers must pay the driver their share of car-pooling costs as described on the Car-pooling page. Please bring cash for this purpose.

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Contact the leader using the “Enquiry” button below BEFORE 8 pm on the preceding Wednesday.

Activity Date(s)


October 13, 2019 8:45 am


October 13, 2019 5:00 pm







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One Reply to “Woodlands Historic Park”

John Morris:

A link for the album for this walk https://photos.app.goo.gl/KpiNkAQYfqDHiHN47

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