Located at the foothills of Kinglake and adjacent to Kinglake National Park, Strathewen is a small town 45 km north-east of Melbourne.
Although there is no township in Strathewen, there is a Bushfire Memorial at the Strathewen Reserve that acknowledges the individuals who lost their lives in the Black Saturday bushfires of 2009. It also tells the story of camaraderie and strength in rebuilding the community after the fires.The memorial takes visitors on the challenging journey of life before, during and after the fire and is a special and sacred place to visit fo the community.
Also at the Strathewen Reserve, is an oval, pavilion, tennis courts, basketball and netball ring and small playground as well as access to a lovely spot for the kids to play by the creek.
Strathewen is only 20 mins from nearby towns Hurstbridge, Doreen, St Andrews and Kinglake which offer fantastic day trips to Masons Falls, bush walks, family picnics, local cafes (Hurstbridge has a great variety of cafes), Kinglake and St Andrews markets and a fantastic playspace – Bollygum playground in KInglake.
Our ReWild site is a private property which consists of 20 acres of bush to explore and includes:
- A large dam to catch yabbies in
- An untouched mountain of dense bushland for bushwalking and hiking – Australian flora and fauna – wombats, kangaroos, deer, echidna’s, birdlife, frogs, turtles, lizards and much, much more …
- 5 acres of dirt bike tracks to build cubbies, use tools to build treehouses, slackline obstacle course, rope swings and much, much more …
- Fire pit
These expansive grounds and bush setting gives children plenty of space to be physically active, whether that’s building a cubby, playing games, building or running around with friends.