Glen Harrow Gardens:
Once Wurundjeri nation land, the estate now spans eight hectares of mostly forest alongside the Puffing Billy station in Belgrave. It features rare trees, including a magnificent 150-year-old Algerian Oak, used as the ‘home tree’ for the adventure courses, the gigantic Sequoia that rises sixty metres above the earth and two Chinquapin – the only known Japanese oaks in Victoria.
5 long courses / 2 short courses / 70 challenges
19 flying foxes (600m long) / Longest flying fox 100 meters
|Open everyday||Last departure : 3 pm|
|Monday to Friday||11 am to 5 pm|
|Saturday & Sunday||9 am to 5 pm|
|Christmas and new year’s day,||Closed|
|Park Manager||Bec Williamsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
Bec (park manager), Ellie, Ryley and Andrew (assistant park manager)
Marcel, Katie and Ashton
there are nice spots around.
Restaurants & Cafe
|The Bell Tavern||1645 Burwood Highway|
P: (03) 9754 2222
|Alfresco Seating, Childrens Room, Beer Garden , Function Room|
|Puffing Billy Café||1674 Burwood Highway|
P: (03) 9754 6115
|Chocolate Sensation||Shop 2, 1700 Burwood Highway|
P: (03) 9754 1174
|Wide Variety of Fine Cakes, Breads and Food.|
|Earthly Pleasures Restaurant||1627 Burwood Highway|
P: (03) 9752 6744
|Menu of fair-trade and free-range produce|
|Sushi express||1688 Burwood Highway|
P: (03) 9754 8283
|High quality Japanese food|
|Puffing Billy||1 Old Monbulk road (PO Box 451)|
P: (03) 9757 0700
|Century old steam train. Montain track from Belgrave to Gembrook|
|National Rhododendron Gardens||These extensive gardens in Olinda have 40 hectares of brilliantly coloured blooms – rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias, cherries and daffodils, with colour at all times of year. There are large areas of green lawn with amazing views over the Yarra Valley, perfect for setting up a picnic. There are no barbecues (the nearest are at the Hamer Arboretum), but there’s a cafe for the picnic-ly challenged. For more details, including how to get there, click here.|
|Hamer Arboretum||This spot on Woolrich Road, Olinda, named after a Victorian premier, Rupert Hamer, has gobsmacking views across the Yarra Valley. There’s a picnic shelter, free electric barbecues, miles of lawn with incredible views (did I mention the views?) as well as extensive walking trails through the forest of exotic, deciduous trees. Click here for more details including how to get there.|
|Grants Picnic Ground||Nestled in Sherbrooke Forest, Kallista, 40 kilometres east of Melbourne, this is a top spot to take visitors, especially when kids are involved, where friendly parrots and rosellas eat from your hand. There are plenty of picnic tables and free barbecues. Click here for more details including how to get there.|
|Kids (5-9 years)||$25||Check course info for supervision and access restriction|
|Kids (10-12 years)||$33||Check course info for supervision and access restriction|
|Concession/teens (13-17 years)||$33||Check course info for supervision and access restriction|
|Adults||$39||Check course info for supervision and access restriction|
Price entry gives you 2 hours on the courses. You can do as many courses as you can during that time slot. If you do not feel going on a higher level, you are allowed to do the same course again during the 2 hours.
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F.A.Q on Glen Harrow Park
Can we come free just to watch ?
Yes all spectators can come and visit free. You will be able to watch participants from the ground.
Can we have a coffe or food on site ?
We do not sell coffee or food but you can bring your own. You will be able to buy drinks and snacks on site. Check What to do around for good places.
Do you have BBQ on site or can we bring our own ?
Because of the trees and risk of fire , we do not have any BBQ on site and no one is allowed to bring its own. check what to do around for good spots.