Discovery Tree and State Forest, Toolangi
Toolangi State Forest, just north of Healesville, offers an immersive learning environment in Victoria’s tall forest region. Community toilets provide amenities, before an introduction at the Discovery Tree Room and a visit to Temperate Rainforest, Mountain Ash Forest and a Logging Coupe with the use of your bus.
What to expect
Toolangi State Forest, less than 1.5 hours from the centre of Melbourne and just north of Healesville, offers an immersive learning environment in Victoria’s tall forest region. We request that you stop to use community toilets at Castella Central Park and/or CJ Dennis Hall in Toolangi, then meet our educators at our Discovery Tree Room. Your bus is required to accompany the groups for the entire program, as we move from site to site; visiting a Temperate Rainforest, Mountain Ash Forest and Logging Coupe.
Forest Excursions enable students to experience the natural environment, explore intricate interrelationships of native plants and animals and appreciate the important role that they have in achieving sustainable living now and in the future. State Forests are managed by the Department of Environment and Primary Industries and are not National Parks, though there are some Special Protection Zones. State forests are less developed than National Parks and a broader array of activities can occur within their boundaries, including hunting, fishing and timber harvesting. This makes it an excellent location for teaching students about human impacts on this ecosystem.