Kinglake is a town in Victoria, Australia. It is in the Murrindindi Shire local government area.
Possesses a primary school which has an oval. The local Country Fire Authority (CFA) is heavily relied on to protect this country community from potentially deadly bushfires.
Kinglake, comprising forest, farmland and a national park, is situated 65km north east of Melbourne in the Kinglake Ranges, part of the Great Dividing Range. The Kinglake Ranges vary in height from 525m – 610m above sea level. Many areas of Kinglake overlook the Melbourne sky line to the south west and the Yarra Valley Wineries to the south. Kinglake is generally 3°C colder than Metropolitan Melbourne with the summers being very pleasant and heavy frosts and occasional snowfalls during winter.
Kinglake is also known for Australia’s Premier Raspberry Farm, which is one of the largest in the world and one of Kinglake’s major attractions. The Raspberry Farm holds an annual fair with thousands of people coming from all over Victoria to “Slurp on a raspberry smoothie, to pick your own berries, to listen to Live jazz music along with local bands and also Fabulous food to eat with Champagne, wine, cold beer and soft drinks!” This event is a popular family day out for the family and is held annually on the second Sunday of January.
Kinglake is now also known as one of the places that had severe bushfires during the end of January 2006 up until early February 2006, these fires burnt over 1500ha in the few days they were going and the towns of Kinglake East and Kinglake Central got put on extreme alert. With thanks to the CFA, the DSE Victoria and NSW firefighters this fire was put to a halt. Kinglake is also home to the Mountain Monthly