• Activities:

    Chillin, Photography

  • Skill Level:

    Beginner

  • Season:

    Year Round

Forest

Walk through over 1400 Californian Redwoods less than 90 minutes from Melbourne's CBD.

These particular Californian Redwoods were planted in 1930 after the clearing of a eucalypt forest. The redwoods range from 20 to 55 meters high and is a popular location for photographers due to the leading lines the massive tree provide. Use a tripod and a wide angle lens to show the size of these trees. The symmetry make for some awesome photos.

If you are lucky you might see sculptures woven from fallen branches constructed by David Digapony, a local artist/sculptor. Often getting to the forest before sunrise, Dave takes 6-8 hours to construct large circular sculptures. Unfortunately, due to the risk of the sculptures falling over. They only last a few days before they are pushed over by rangers.

You can get to the Redwood via Cement Creek rd, there is a small car park with good access through a small gate to the north of the car park.

Pack List

  • Camera
  • Tripod (It is surprisingly dark, even on a sunny days)
  • Jacket (in the cooler months)
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Please respect the places you find on The Outbound.

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures. Be aware of local regulations and don't damage these amazing places for the sake of a photograph. Learn More

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We came here to escape the 39°C heatwave, it worked! Excellent place to cool off and relax.

22 days ago
22 days ago

Good for a casual stroll, but well worth the drive. Even if it’s drizzling or only gentle rain it’ll still be dry inside, and the atmosphere once inside is dense and calm. Also great for a game of tag!

about 1 month ago
about 1 month ago

Adam Dyson

Hi, I'm a Melbourne, Australia based photographer. I have a passion for landscape and long exposure photography. I love nothing more than escaping the major cities and finding beautiful images.

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