Redwood Forest – Cement Creek
Cement Creek Rd, East Warburton VIC 3799
❝Standing in the filtered light of midday, you could be excused for imagining you had been teleported to California, rather than being just an hour from Melbourne’s Eastern suburbs. Towering above you are trees as high as 55 metres, giant trees, not native to these lands and planted in a grid formation.
Nestled amongst the Australian bush outside Warburton, Redwood Forest is a strange and enchanting sight. The trees date back to the 1930 when they were planted by the Board of Works. Further plantings took place in the 1960s. The trees were all planted in a grid and were intended to control weeds which had grown out of control following the clearing of the native vegetation. However, they were later used by the Board of Works to study forest hydrology – the relationship between types of vegetation and water yield. This was especially important with regards to water catchment areas.❞ — Adventure Me
Hiking paths pass through and around the Plantation, which were originally the access tracks. Additionally, walking through the plantation will lead you down to the river where there are walking tracks each way (alongside Cement Creek).
To the North along Cement Creek Road you gain access to the O’Shannassy aqueduct trail, heading East towards the O’Shannassy weir gives options for varied run lengths.
* Redwood Forest – Cement Creek [Visit Warburton]
* Redwood Forest and Rainforest Gallery [Weekend Notes]
* Explore The Warburton Redwood Forest [Adventure Me]
* O’Shannassy Aqueduct: Cement Creek Road to Sussex Street PDF [fedwalks.org.au]
* O’Shannassy Aqueduct: Diversion Weir to Cement Creek Road PDF [fedwalks.org.au]
* O’Shannassy Aqueduct Trail – Cement Creek Rd to the Weir