Written By Olivia S at UPPS
Kinglake National Park was created in 1928.
It was named after English author and
lawyer Alexander William Kinglake.
Kinglake National Park was originally owned
by traditional Aboriginal people. The park is
positioned within the traditional land of
the Wurundjeri people to the South and
Taungurung People to the North.
50 km North of Melbourne.
Kinglake National Park lies on the slopes of the
Great Dividing Range. It has wonderful views of
the Melbourne City skyline, Port Phillip Bay, the
Yarra Valley and the You Yangs. In the Park
there is still evidence of shafts and diggings left
from the 1920s gold mining days!
Kinglake National Park is a good place to go
camping, enjoy a bushwalk, have a picnic, go
horse riding, cycling and do nature studies.
People can also visit Masons Falls.
Plants that can be found at Kinglake National
Mountain Ash Trees ( all year round)
Wild Flowers (summer)
Animals that can be found in Kinglake
‘Sorry’ we can’t find the weather but I can tell you
some things because I live close by
In Summer it can get very hot. It was very hot in
2009 and there was the Black Saturday fires!!
Have you heard of the Black Saturday Bushfires in
In Autumn leaves fall off the trees and it can
sometimes rain and can sometimes be hot, but
not really hot.
In Winter it will rain, but like I said the max would
probably be 20 degrees, no higher.
In Spring it can get hot but then change quickly!!
I would pack shorts, T-shirts, pants because it
can be hot and then turn cold. I like living in
Victoria because, I like my school, I like my
house and I like the area I live in.
In the summer it gets very hot and there can
be a high risk of a bush fire like the Black
Saturday fires in 2009
In winter it gets very cold and sometimes it
The best time of year to come would be in
spring because it is not too cold and it is not
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