Wirrawilla Rainforest Walk

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Wirrawilla Rainforest Walk starts from Wirrawilla Carpark in Toolangi State Forest at the end of Quarry Rd, off Sylvia Creek Road. It is a short but very pleasant 1.15km long circuit.

There are several hiking trails that extend out from Wirrawilla carpark which can be linked together in many different ways. See Trail End Options.

Wirrawilla Rainforest Walk is incredibly lush and the sounds of the wildlife in the area are simply beautiful.

 
This is a Grade 2 walk. Total distance of the track is 1.15km. Users need no previous experience and are expected to exercise normal care regarding their personal safety. Suitable for most ages and fitness levels. 

Trail Head Options:

  • The only way to get to the start of Myrtle Gully Circuit is by car. Drive to Wirrawilla Carpark in Toolangi State Forest at the end of Quarry Rd, off Sylvia Creek Road.

Wirrawilla Rainforest Walk is a 1.15km loop hike which will take about 30 minutes to complete. The walking trail is lush with ferns and other greenery, with streams flowing beneath the walkways.

Trail Features:

  • Wirrawilla Rainforest

Welcome to the Wirrawilla Rainforest:

Descend down into the fern gully and meander along the rainforest boardwalk through the spectacular cool temperature forest. Enjoy the sights and sounds of this special place as the forest creeks merge and flow beneath the ferns and ancient Myrtles.

Trail End Options:

Trail Statistics:

  • Starting Point: Wirrawilla Carpark in Toolangi State Forest at the end of Quarry Rd, off Sylvia Creek Road.
  • Hiking Trail Difficulty: Grade 2
  • Distance: 1.15km
  • Trail Type: Loop Hike
  • Elevation Gain: 20m
  • Elevation Loss: 20m
  • Minimum Elevation: 635m
  • Maximum Elevation: 670m
  • Time to Complete: 30 minutes
  • Ending Point: Wirrawilla Carpark in Toolangi State Forest at the end of Quarry Rd, off Sylvia Creek Road.
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Detailed Hiking Trail Guide:

Starting from Wirrawilla carpark, head over to the signboard at the back of the carpark. This is the only place to start any hike from here.

To start this hike, follow the sign that points to Wirrawilla Walk on the left.

Go straight here across the bridge.

Follow the raised decking while being careful as it can sometime be a little slippery. They should really deck it in chicken wire for safety purposes.

Turn LEFT here.

Follow the raised walkway as it meanders through Wirrawilla Rainforest.

Go STRAIGHT, veering slightly to the RIGHT.

This little section is a return path that you’ll be coming back up once you reach the end.

Don’t forget to look up. Enjoy the beauty all around you with all of your senses.

The streams that flow beneath the walkways are beautiful.

Have a read of the display boards in the Wirrawilla Rainforest to learn more about your surroundings.

This is the end of this one way section. About face and return.

Take a RIGHT here.

Take a RIGHT here.

And…

You’re back! Hope that you enjoyed this walk. If you are up for something a bit longer try Myrtle Gully Circuit or Tanglefoot Loop or do them both together on the 17.5km Myrtle Gully Tanglefoot Loop hiking trail.

Last modified: October 4, 2017