Smith’s Gully
Like much of this area, Smith’s Gully (or Queenstown, as it was then known) was once a gold mining town. With a quaint local store on the main road, Smith’s Gully is now home to those seeking a natural environment within reach of the city. There are open farmlands and expanses of natural bush covering the picturesque hillsides of this area, with beautiful views to the Kinglake Ranges to the north, and the skyline of Melbourne, to the south.

Tucked away off Smith’s Gully Rd are both quaint and magnificent mudbrick homes. “Tarantaal” is one of the best.