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 tree top 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 / Longest flying fox 200 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||Bookings are essential to avoid disappointment|
|Borthwick Park||Borthwick Park, Belgrave VIC 3160||No BBQ facilities, just picnic area. Playground and next to outdoor pool (3 minute drive)|
|Grants Picnic Ground||70 Monbulk Road, Kallista VIC 3791||BBQ facilities, bird feeding, walking trails and cafe (5 minute drive)|
|Belgrave Lake Park||Belgrave Lake Park, Belgrave VIC 3160||BBQ facilities, walking trail, playground and large oval (5 minute drive)|
|Birdsland Reserve||Mount Morton Road, Belgrave VIC 3160||BBQ facilities & walking trails (10 minute drive)|
|Dandenong Ranges National Park||Sassafras VIC 3787||BBQ facilities, walking trail, playground and kiosk (10 minute drive)|
|Emerald Lake Park||Emerald Lake Road, Emerald VIC 3782||BBQ facilties, wading pools, tearoom, walking tracks, paddle boats, playground. $2/hr or $6 all day parking (16 minute drive)|
Restaurants & Cafe
|Micawber Tavern||Cnr Monbulk Road & Gully Crescent Belgrave VIC 3160|
P: (03) 9754 8660
|Well known for parmas, large group books available, beer garden.|
|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|
|Grunge Cafe||1696 Burwood Highway|
P: (03) 9754 1764
|For a healthy breakfast or lunch|
|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||5-7yo require adult supervisors to participate (Adult on Child Course – $25). 1 adult per up to 2 participants aged 5-7yo (1:2 ratio).8-9yo can be supervised from the ground (Adults – free entry).|
|Kids (10-12 years)||$35||10-12yo require adult supervisors to participate (Adult ticket $40). 1 participating adult per up to 4 participants aged 10-12yo (1:4 ratio). e.g. 4 x 10-12yo= 1 adult. 5 x 10-12yo = 2 adults.|
|Concession/teens (13-17 years)||$35||No participating supervisor required. Red must be completed before Black.|
|Adults||$40||Same ticket for adults supervising 10-12yo ($40).|
Spectators are free of charge. Price entry gives you 2 hours on the courses including training. You can do as many tree top courses as you can during that time slot. If you do not feel like climbing on a higher level, you are welcome to climb the same or lower courses again.
For more information, please check the prices page.
F.A.Q on Glen Harrow Park
Are you easy to find?
Is it free to watch?
Yes all spectators are welcome to watch free of charge. You will be able to watch participants from the ground walking on the path below. Please be weary that some of the paths are steep.
Can we bring along food or drink?
We do not sell food on site but you are welcome to bring your own. We do have a small selection of hot drinks, cold drinks and snacks. Keep your items compact and transportable! The park is a bit of a walk from the car park. Check out our ‘What to do around’ tab for a few good places to grab a bite.
Can I use my own helmet?
Unfortunately personal helmets cannot be worn with us. Only helmets supplied by Trees Adventure can be worn on the course. For adventure video cameras, please see our FAQ’s.
Do you have BBQ facilities?
Due to the risk of fire, we do not permit any BBQ to be used on site. Check out our ‘What to do around’ tab for some good places to have a BBQ.