Upper Beaconsfield

BLue Butterfly

Upper Beaconsfield is located 53 kms (33 miles) south-east of Melbourne in the Dandenong Ranges on the southern foothills of the Great Dividing Range. Upper Beaconsfield retains much of its rural heritage and atmosphere with tree lined streets, varied eucalyptus forests, wet-lands, fern gullies and secluded creeks. The large residential blocks blend well with the surrounding environment. There are strict laws protecting the local flora and fauna.

Pic of Stoney Creek

Stoney Cheek

We go to Stony Creek on hikes, to catch yabbies and fish. It's lots of fun. It isn't usually misty like in this picture. There are lots of native ferns and gum trees around the creek. There are Platypuses in the creek but they are very shy and hide when us kids come by.

Pic of Bush Fire

Ash Wednesday Bushfire

There was a terrible bushfire in Upper Beaconsfield in 1983. We didn't live here then. The fire burned right through the land on which our house is now. We can still see the burn marks on some of the trees in our garden. Lots of houses burnt down and lots of animals and some people died too. We are all more careful now.

Elephant Rock Upper Beaconsfield

Elephant Rock

Elephant Rock is located on the Beaconsfield-Emerald Road . Kids paint it in all sorts of colours. There is a good lookout from where you can see Cardinia Dam. There are also good walking tracks there.