Gembrook, a patchwork landscape and yesteryear country charm
Gembrook is a beautiful location for day trips from Melbourne. The hills township boasts rich red volcanic soils and patchwork cropland that supports grazing and heathy foothill forests. If you enjoy open spaces, majestic views and colours, mists and warm winter fires, stunning bird and wildlife, fern gullies & forest walks and fresh mountain air, Gembrook is the perfect destination to experience a range of local cuisine & wines, monthly market, motor museum & gift shops immersed in local hills charm, heritage & culture.
Travelling to Gembrook from Melbourne is an easy 1hour drive taking the M1 Motorway. If you are travelling on foot, trains run from Melbourne to Belgrave and you can take the 695 bus or Puffing Billy to Gembrook.
You can start or finish your Puffing Billy journey at Gembrook, as well as visit other nearby family attractions by car including Warburton, Healesville Sanctuary and Mt Donna Buang.
Retail, Business & Trade
Gembrook village has a tranquil atmosphere matched by old fashioned country town customer service, reliable trades, professional services and retail stores. All the shops are located in Main street and an easy walk from Gembrook Puffing Billy Station.
Dining & Accommodation
Accommodation in Gembrook is perfect for romantic, family getaways, and groups. Camping is available in Gembrook at Kurth Kiln regional park and in nearby Warburton & Pakenham. Dining in Gembrook is a culinary delight with something to please all ages and tastes. Small family cafes, a bakery, contemporary local & international cuisine restaurants.
Community Groups & Clubs
Clubs & GroupsOur Groups & Clubs are vital to our local economy and keep our community connected. Everything from advocacy, protecting our environment, operating markets and events, sport, education and training, health & wellbeing.
The local Gembrook market supports small home businesses and artisan community.