The Kinglake district lies north and south of the dividing range, from east of Whittlesea to Toolangi. It is in the range of 45 to 55 km north-east of central Melbourne. Large parts of the district are the Kinglake National Park.
Kinglake is 46 km north-east of Melbourne in the Kinglake Ranges, part of the Great Dividing Range. The area is extensive, and includes Kinglake West, Central, and East. These villages are on the Whittlesea-Kinglake Road, distributed over a distance of about 15 km.