Updated: Apr 7, 2019
Distance: 1.5 km
Time: 30 mins
Pet Friendly: No
Pram Friendly: No
This walk is a great example of not judging a book by its cover. Beginning this walk you wouldn’t believe there is a magical rainforest you’re about to walk into.
Getting there: You will be able to find it by searching it on the maps. If you make your way to Neerim Junction and head down Paynter Road its just a short 5 min drive and your there. Its only 27 mins from Warragul & 10 mins from Noojee.
You can do this walk as a loop or you can choose to go just the one way. Me personally I enjoy a loop walk because you always see something different.
You start this walk from the car park which has an information sign about the walk and some picnic tables. As you walk up the hill and find the trail into the forest you will quickly come across a junction from here you can go either way, they both take you to the same place. There is Rainforest Loop Track and the Rainforest Gully Track. I turned left and took the Rainforest Loop Track.
Rainforest Loop Track: is a little steeper and less sturdy.
Rainforest Gully Track: still has some hills but not as steep and has big boulders along the way.
As you wind into the gully you walk through the giant mountain ash and as you descend further down you can see the ferns below. Although this track is pretty, its in need of some love, most of the fences along this part are all in disrepair. The track is quite steep but there are steps along some of it which do help. It was quite muddy under foot when I was walking, which made it quite slippery. It took me about 15 mins to get down into the gully.
As you walk down a set of steps, the sides are covered in beautiful green moss. At the end of the stairs is a beautiful creek surrounded by lush ferns and now you are in the rainforest. It’s like you’re in another world down there, is absolutely beautiful.
From here there is a sign to point you in the right direction, which ever that direction might be. I went on the Rainforest Gully Track (15 min track) back up to the car park.
This track is beautiful lots of tall ferns surround you as you start back towards the car park. There are also lots of signs along this part of the track, which makes for a more interactive walk and you pick up some new information about your surrounds. Along this part you will also find a bridge and walk next to some huge boulders.
This walk is wonderful, such an enjoyable walk. Not a very long walk so it’s definitely suitable for most people.