Gresswell Forest Wildlife Reserve is just that, a forest in suburbia! Located in Melbourne’s north-east suburb of Macleod. This forest location provides children and their families the opportunity to immerse themselves in nature as it’s bush all the way! There will be a fair bit of kangaroo and wildlife spotting along the many tracks, a creek, nature cubby’s and logs to climb and balance on.
The Gresswell Nature Conservation Reserves, made up of Gresswell Forest, Gresswell Hill and Gresswell Habitat Link, protect 70 hectares of important flora and fauna habitat. Experience the area’s diverse vegetation and abundant wildlife on the reserves’ many walking trails, and explore this precious pocket of wilderness in Melbourne’s north-east.
Gresswell Forest Nature Conservation Reserve is the largest of the three Nature Conservation Reserves. Here you’ll find remnant River Red Gum woodland that’s home to many different bird and animal species.
Gresswell Forest is perfect for families to enjoy together. In addition to the Nature Play area, the tracks are easy for young children to manage. In the early mornings and evenings, the forest is a cacophony of bird calls.