The Leadbeater's or "fairy possum" is Victoria's iconic faunal emblem. This marsupial lives in ancient tree hollows in Toolangi and the Central Highlands and when fully grown can fit in the palm of a human hand.
This freshly logged coupe in Toolangi, Victoria includes patches of cool-temperate rainforest, an ANU monitoring area and is just 200m from the Tanglefoot car park, a tourist destination that connects with popular walking trails. It's also very close to the Kalatha giant, an iconic 400 year old Mountain Ash gum.
Toolangi means tall trees in Taungurung, a local indigenous dialect. Just 70 minutes from Melbourne, the area features old-growth rainforest and towering Mountain Ash gums, the tallest flowering trees on Earth. Toolangi is also home to the Leadbeater's possum, a critically endangered Aussie icon that's thought to number less than 1500.