Rainforest Gallery (Donna Buang)
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This beautiful site features a 40 metre long observation platform (one of only three of its type in Australia) which takes you into the rainforest canopy 15 metres above the ground.
A 350 metre long elevated walkway takes you through the Rainforest Gallery where you will see magnificent 65 metre tall old growth Mountain Ash trees, ancient Myrtle Beech trees (many of which are 300 to 400 years old), ferns, mosses and other plants that make up this damp and diverse rainforest environment.
There are several viewing spots along the walkway where you can pause and enjoy the sounds of Cement Creek flowing past on its journey to the Yarra River.
The observation platform is 40 metres long and has no steps. It has a level floor surface consisting of steel grating suitable for wheelchairs and strollers. Handrails and safety fencing are on the sides of the platform.
Entrance to the Rainforest Gallery walkway
Rainforest Gallery viewing platform
Below the observation platform is a 350metre long elevated walkway that meanders down into a rainforest gully. This section has many steps and is not suitable for strollers, walking frames or wheelchairs.
There is off road parking that accommodates about eight vehicles close to the rainforest observation platform. The car park is on reasonably level ground and has a surface of compacted medium-size crushed rock. There are no designated disabled parking bays in this carpark. There is an access path of approximately 40 metres of small, compacted gravel leading from the carpark to the observation platform. This is on reasonably level ground and there is a park seat for resting near the observation platform.