Located just 5kms from Healesville, Chum Creek heads up the hill towards Toolangi. Around 1859, gold was found just upstream from Healesville at 'New Chum Creek' and by 1860 'New Chum' was a village. However, when tracks were created to the more distant Gippsland and Yarra Valley goldfields in the 1860s, the main settlement was formed at Healesville. Farming also flourished in this area and it provided Melbourne with a 'playground' from very early on.
Today this picturesque area is home to many accommodation houses that offer secluded, rural stays without venturing more than a short drive out of Healesville. You’ll find plenty of country cottage style charm here as well as boutique luxury stays.
Popular for horseback riding along the trails, visitors and locals alike also use the walking tracks that flank the road as a starting point for cyclists wanting a moderately steep ride in scenic surroundings.