Wombat State Forest and Lerderderg State Park Top 10 Things To Do

​Experience the wonders of the Wombat State Forest and Lerderderg State Park, two of Victoria's hidden gems. Discover the park and forest's breathtaking beauty as you embark on endless adventures.

You can walk and hike on the bush trails, drive in the bush, do wildlife spotting, and nature and landscape photography, see the waterfalls, explore Gold Rush historical relics and stories, bike riding, camping, picnic, and off-road driving.

Top 10 things to do in the Wombat State Forest and Lerderderg State Park

The 10 things to do in the Wombat State Forest and Lerderderg State Park are:

  1. Tranquil Walking and Hiking Trails
  2. Bush Drive
  3. Wildlife Spotting
  4. Photography Opportunities
  5. Be Captivated By Waterfalls
  6. Discover Gold Rush Historic Relics
  7. Mountain Biking
  8. Camp under the Stars
  9. Indulge in a Picnic
  10. Navigate Off-Road Driving


In 2021 the state government of Victoria announced a proposal for the forest and park to be combined. And in about 2030, they'll become the Wombat-Lerderderg National Park. So, I'll write about both in this post.

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Top 10 Things To Do in the Wombat State Forest & Lerderderg State Park

1 Tranquil Walking and Hiking Trails

Immerse yourself in nature's embrace as you venture through the scenic walking and hiking trails. You can traverse the lush greenery, listen to the melodic birdsong, and witness the vibrant wildlife that calls this forest home.

2 Bush Drive

Be absorbed in a drive through the bush in country Victoria.

I drove through the bush of country Victoria on a warm summer's day. I could see the trees and scrub on the narrow road. And I could feel the bumps.

I could see kangaroos. Can you see any wildlife around?

Over on my YouTube channel, you'll find a video of my drive on a dirt trail in the Wombat State Forest.

3 Wildlife Spotting

Wombat State Forest and Lerderderg State Park are havens for wildlife enthusiasts. Keep your eyes peeled for kangaroos, wallabies, koalas, and various native bird species.

Capture the perfect wildlife shot and witness the wonders of Australia's unique fauna. I have captured photos of birds and kangaroos.

4 Photography Opportunities

For photographers, the forest and park offer opportunities to capture your shots of nature's beauty and the landscape. You can find vibrant wildflowers to towering trees. Each frame tells a story waiting to be captured and created by you.

5 Be Captivated by Waterfalls

Discover hidden treasures within the forest. You can find waterfalls to visit, like the Trentham Falls. Be captivated by the beauty and power of cascading waters as you explore these natural wonders.

6 Discover Gold Rush Historic Relics

Immerse yourself in a journey as you uncover treasures left behind by those who sought their fortune in the gold rush era. From weathered maps and faded journals to rusted tools and shimmering nuggets. These relics offer a tangible connection to the exhilarating spirit of the Gold Rush.

Hear the whispers of forgotten dreams and let the echoes of history guide your steps. Embrace the chance to unearth the stories of resilience, ambition, and adventure that lie within these timeless artifacts. Explore the past, embrace the Gold Rush, and let its legacy inspire your journey.

In Blackwood, visit the Blackwood & District Historical Society and Police Stable Museum. You'll find it situated on the corner of Martin Street and Warner Street, Blackwood.

Historic rusty relic in the Victorian bush

7 Mountain Biking

For the adrenaline seekers, grab your bike and explore the mountain biking trails that wind through the forest. Feel the rush as you navigate challenging terrain and enjoy panoramic views along the way.

8 Camp under the Stars

Spend a night under the starry sky at one of the forest's picturesque campsites. Experience the tranquility of nature as you gather around a crackling campfire and create memories to last a lifetime.

9 Indulge in a Picnic

Picnic amidst the natural beauty of the forest and park. Find a serene spot to unwind, surrounded by lush greenery and tranquil sounds of nature. Whether you're with family or friends, enjoy a leisurely meal in the great outdoors. Immerse yourself in the peaceful ambiance of nature.

10 Navigate Off-Road Driving

Seek an adventure as you navigate the rugged terrain of the forest and park. Get behind the wheel and embrace the thrill of off-road driving. As you conquer challenging trails and soak in the breathtaking views along the way. Experience the rush and create memories with every twist and turn.

Embark on a journey through Wombat State Forest and Lerderderg State Park, and create memories.

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