The Ada Tree Rainforest Walk is a gorgeous little hike nested in the Yarra State Forest. Walk through myrtle beech rainforest to the Ada Tree, a giant mountain ash that is one of Victoria’s largest trees and also one of the largest known flowering trees in the world. Estimated to be at least 300 years old, the Ada Tree stands about 76 metres tall with a circumference of 15 metres. From the picnic area follow Island Creek to the Ada Tree, and return along the same route.
From Melbourne, head east along the Princes Freeway (M1), turn left at the Drouin exit (C426) and follow the signs to Noojee. From Noojee, follow Yarra Junction–Noojee Road (C425) and turn at Big Creek Road (unsealed). The trail begins at the car park.
The hiking path is not hard, but can get quite muddy, especially in Winter. So bring appropriate shoes! No experience required. The track is hardened gravel or compacted surface and may have a gentle hill section or sections and some steps.
Max elevation: 777 m
Min elevation: 737 m
Total climbing: 92 m
Total descent: -92 m
Photo by Erika’s Way Photography