Tonimbuk is thought to derive from an Aboriginal word meaning “to scorch or burn”. This is an area surrounded by natural beauty, of pristine pastures, and dense bush parcels.

The Bunyip State Forest borders Tonimbuk to the north, where unique flora and fauna can be found.

Being a rural location, the majority of activity is based around farming activities such as cattle and horses, with a few orchards and vineyards, in fact the area had large areas of orchards in the early years up to the 1940’s, and then dairying and grazing predominated.


Places of interest within the area include

  • Mt Cannibal Flora & Fauna Reserve
  • Jink’s Creek Winery
  • Bunyip State Forest