The Motorist Museum
The Motorist is a Vintage Motoring Museum situated in the main street in Gembrook and nearby Gembrook station. A small and detailed private collection of vintage and classic cars including a bus are on display. Visitors can also book a chauffeured drive to take in the beautiful Eastern Dandenong Ranges. Opening times vary so ring David on 0411 465 098 to confirm. Regular public opening 10am – 3pm Tuesday to Sunday.
The Gembrook Market runs alongside Gembrook Puffing Billy Station in Main Street, Gembrook, and delights all who visit when Puffing Billy pulls into this historic and quaint heritage township. The market is held on the fourth Sunday of every month from 9am – 2pm selling crafts, plants, fresh produce, food and local made goods. 0437 664 121 https://www.facebook.com/Gembrook-Market www.gembrookmarket.com.au
Gembrook Park Nature Trail
Gembrook Park is a 5 minute walk from the Gembrook Town Centre and Puffing Billy railway station. There is a picnic area and 2 short walks to explore. Fern Gully Walk is a 1.5km walk. Hillside Walk continues on for another 1.2km. The park is around 29 hectares is a display of mountain grey gums, mountain ash and messmate stringy bark.Gembrook Park Trail Notes
Puffing Billy Railway
A ride on Puffing Billy is a must when you visit the Eastern Dandenong Ranges. Puffing Billy is Australia’s favourite steam train and delights passengers every day operating from Belgrave to Gembrook. You’ll cross trestle bridges, take in magical forests and gullies, farms and majestic views. You can get off along the way and visit the townships of Menzies Creek, Emerald, Cockatoo and Gembrook. There are lots of themed events for visitors staying in the region to choose from including ‘Day out with Thomas’ events for children. 9757 0700
Jac Russell Park
Jac Russell Park is not only train themed, it lives right next door to the Gembrook Railway Station. There is a rotunda, sheltered BBQ area wooden structure with small slide, tunnel, fireman's pole, step and ladder.
The gardens in the park are beautiful providing plenty of shade and perfect place for a family picnic.
Gembrook Historical Walk
Gembrook’s Historic Walk starts at JAC Russell park and takes in 31 pieces of Gembrook historic information. Pick-up a map from one of the local shops in Gembrook or download here. Gembrook Heritage Walk
Sue Jarvis Gallery Garden
Gallery open by appointment. Notable and major award winning Dandenong Ranges artist Sue Jarvis has created the perfect place to hire for small intimate functions. 10acres of private botanical gardens to lose yourself in. 24 Blackwood Lane, Gembrook 0428 818 131 http://suejarvisartist.com
Bunyip State Park
The walks in Bunyip State Park take in woodlands, heathlands on river plains, Mountain Ash and natives. Mortimer Nature Walk is 1.2km return takes in William Wallace and Diamond Creeks. Another short walk is to Lawsons Falls, the only waterfall in the park. Buttongrass Walk is a 3km, self-guided walk through a wet heathland area. Lawsons Fall Circuit is a 5km return trip starting from Forest Rd at the east end of the park. Longer walks include Mortimer Circuit, 9.5km return starting from the Mortimer Picnic Ground. You can walk onto Four Brothers Rocks and take-in sweeping views across the park. The 10km Weatherhead Range Circuit starts at Buttongrass Walk. Bunyip State Park MapBunyip State Park Walks Map Buttongrass Walk Map
Fielderberry Farm is a 5 acre Upick Berry Farm in Cockatoo. The farm is open seasonally from November through to May each year to pick a variety of raspberries, blueberries and blackberries. The farm is open Thursday to Sunday from 9am – 5pm starting December. For more details and November hours and information contact Trevor or Melissa on 0409 846 419. Facebook
Kurth Kiln Regional Park
Kurth Kiln Regional Park is mostly known for its kiln, used during the Second World War to make charcoal for gas producer units fitted to motor cars. It is popular for picnicking, camping, nature walking and horse riding. Walking Maps