Dandenong Ranges National Park


Dandenong Ranges is one of the fantastic National Parks in the Greater Melbourne region. The park was proclaimed in 1987 and further expanded in 1997. The park contains five sections: Doongalla Forest, Ferntree Gully, Mount Evelyn Forest, Olinda Forest and Sherbrooke Forest. There is a good range of walking tracks along with picnic areas, and limited cycling, horse riding and dog walking.

Popular Walks

Parent Regions

4.3 km return
40 mins

Kokoda Track Memorial Walk 1000 Steps

The Kokoda Track Memorial Walk (incorporating the 1000 Steps) departs from Ferntree Gully Picnic Ground, winding up a steep hill along a creek through lush rainforest, before emerging into a clearing where you can enjoy great views of Melbourne through the trees. Complete the loop by taking the Lyrebird Track back to the carpark

1.5 km return
45 mins

Olinda Falls

Located in the cool climate of the Dandenong Ranges, Olinda Falls is a perfect place to have a quiet picnic, short walk and spend time with the family.

The walk to Olinda Falls is only 350 Metres to the viewing platform and 500 Metres to the base of the falls. The walk itself takes between 10 – 15 minutes and is shaded from the carpark all the way down to the falls. There are picnic tables, running water, toilets and plenty of shade to sit in.

2.4 km return
45 mins

Sherbrooke Falls

Pleasant walk through ferns and majestic Mountain Ash to Sherbrooke Falls. Falls are best after rain.