Our great forests need a great park now!

On Saturday 13 May we need you to join 400 people on Mt Donna Buang to send a message so big it’s one the Victorian Government can’t ignore. We did it at the Prom for our parks in 2013, let’s do it for our unprotected forests!

Have you already registered?

If you have already registered through Eventbrite, please download The Great Forest Picnic fact sheet that provides all the details for what to do on the day.

Download The Great Forest Picnic fact sheet

If you haven’t registered, read more below.

Come to The Great Forest Picnic!

Join us at Mt Donna Buang summit picnic ground, north of Warburton, Saturday 13 May 2017 between 11am and 2pm to show our love for parks and the unique forests of the Central Highlands.

The magnificent mountain ash forests of Victoria’s Central Highlands are home to the world’s tallest flowering plants and the critically endangered Leadbeater’s possum. Despite a great campaign at the last election and two years of talks through the Victorian Forest Industry Taskforce, these forests are still being logged and we are still waiting for a new Great Forest National Park.

Help us spell out the message ‘WE  heart PARKS’ by forming a human sign in the heart of the forest and send a clear message to the Victorian Government that we want our forests and their wildlife protected in a Great Forest National Park now – before they are logged into oblivion.

Bring some warm clothes, your picnic rug and lunch and enjoy some live music and a cuppa after we’ve sent our message. Take in the beautiful views from the lookout tower or go on a short walk from the picnic ground.

Register to be part of this special event

There is limited space at Mt Donna Buang picnic ground, so please register through Eventbrite to make sure you are part of this event.

As part of your registration, you can book a seat on a chartered bus that will bring you from Melbourne to the picnic ground and back ($25 plus $2 booking fee) or you can car share with friends and make your own way there. Parking is limited so please try and come in a full car. It’s about two hour’s drive from Melbourne to Mt Donna Buang.

Please drive to the summit picnic ground via Warburton and Mt Donna Buang Rd – other roads may be closed at this time of year.

You can choose from two pick-up points if you are coming on the bus:

  1. Arts Centre Melbourne – St Kilda Rd, Melbourne CBD (departure time 9.30am).
  2. Kew – 53 Barkers Road, Kew (departure time 9.30am).

Once you are registered we’ll send you more information and reminders closer to the day.

Organised by the Victorian National Parks Association.

Supported by:

Supporter groups for The Great Forest Picnic