Walks and Wildlife

If you enjoy our natural environment, you will love exploring the surrounding area with its mountain ash forests and alpine walks. You can take a short bushwalk on our property or a longer 2 hour circuit starting from your cottage.

Lyrebird Cottages Circuit 2hr walk medium – hard

From the cottages you can do a circular walk descending through the mountain ash forest and climbing back up along the Old Coach Road which runs parallel to Nyora Rd. The walk involves climbing over or under several fallen trees so a medium level of fitness is required.

Other natural attractions include:

Badger Weir

A magical spot filled with tree ferns, mountain ash and a sparkling creek.

Mt Donna Buang

Alpine air, fantastic views from the lookout tower to Mt BawBaw and beyond – tobogganing in winter and a choice of walks the rest of the year.

The Healesville Sanctuary

World-renowned Australian wildlife centre in a delightful bush setting. Open daily 9 – 5 except Christmas Day.

Eco-Adventure Tours

Take a night walk with the experts and spot gliders, possums and more!

Maroondah Reservoir Park

Maroondah Park features gardens with stands of native and exotic trees, native animals and birds and walking tracks. Its playground, lawns and cool summer shade make it a popular picnic destination in warmer months.
Photograph the historic Rose Stairway which is at its best in autumn. Enjoy azaleas and rhododendrons in full bloom in spring. During the wetter months experience the awesome force of the water tumbling over the spillway.

Cement Creek Redwood Forest

Enjoy walking amongst large Californian Redwood trees. Great photo opportunities and wierd optical illusions!