Yarra Ranges National Park

Home to the world’s tallest hardwood forests, this tree-filled national park is a delight, with everything from ferny gullies and rainforest to semi-alpine woodland. Mount Donna Buang is one of the closest mountains to Melbourne on which it regularly snows. It is great in winter for tobogganing and snow play, and offers superb views year-round. There are walks through the tall mountain ash forests, including the Mount Donna Buang Skywalk at Cement Creek, which gets up to 17 metres above the forest floor. Lake Mountain, at more than 1400 metres, is a couple of hundred metres higher, and offers superb cross-country skiing in winter on 37 kilometres of groomed trails and excellent alpine hiking in the summer. You can hire ski gear there.

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