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.
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.