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Hiking in Mason Falls – Mt Sugarloaf

Mason Falls, Mt Sugarloaf, Kinglake National Park

This walk features panoramic views, lush fern gullies, abundant wildlife and a spectacular waterfall

Kinglake National Park
Length: 13 kilometres
Walk: 4.5 hours
Track: Good
Grade: Moderate
Start: Park Visitor Centre
Finish: Park Visitor Centre
Nearby: Kinglake
Permits/bookings: Park entry fee (Masons Falls area).

Visitors have been coming to these forested slopes in the foothills of the Great Dividing Range for over 100 years, originally lured by the promise of gold and by timber, but more recently by the prospect of refreshing walks in beautiful native bush.

From the visitor centre follow the ridge to the top of Mt Sugarloaf for views over the surrounding countryside as far as the city and Port Phillip Bay. The track loops around through cool, shaded fern gullies along Running Creek, open messmate and peppermint forest and a colourful understorey of heath on the drier ridges, where wildflowers blossom in spring. This rich and diverse vegetation offers a home to wallabies, koalas, echidnas and wombats, as well as many native birds, including peregrine falcons and lyrebirds.

A short sidetrack near the main picnic ground leads to a scenic lookout with stunning views of majestic Masons Falls and the rocky gorge downstream. The trail also includes the beautiful Lyrebird Circuit from Masons Falls Picnic Ground, a shady path suitable for wheelchairs that winds past some of the park’s tallest trees.

Further information:
Parks Victoria
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