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A small township of around 2,000 people which began as a service centre for local dairy farming, timber and fruit production is now something of a tourist town, at the western terminus of the Puffing Billy railway line and gateway to the Bunyip State Park.

By モハメッド一二三 [CC BY-SA 4.0 ], from Wikimedia Commons

The Gembrook railway station. Now the western terminus for the Puffing Billy tourist railway was once a vital rail link for the farmers of the area in moving their product to the port and markets in Melbourne.

Looking south from Seven Acre Rock, Buny by r reeve, on Flickr

Looking out over the Bunyip State Park. Just a few kilometers west of Gembrook is the mountain ash forest and heathlands of the Bunyip State Park. The park includes picnic areas and Lawson and Ship Rock Falls. Great for 4WD touring and bike riding.

The beautiful lake at the Gillwell Park Scout Camp, Gembrook. The scout park is a 175 hectare property named after the famous scouting estate Gillwell Park in England. The park host thousands of scouts and trainees during each year.