Dandenong Ranges National Park

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Dandenong Ranges National Park

Dandenong Ranges National Park
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Dandenong Ranges National Park is a rainforest getaway on Melbourne's doorstep. This is a place of tranquil forest walks, quaint hilltop towns and charismatic animals. Conquer the famous 1000 Steps, discover Olinda Falls and enjoy stunning views over Melbourne and the Yarra Valley. Here you'll find steep volcanic hills covered in stands of the world's tallest flowering tree, the Mountain Ash. Living among the greenery are wallabies, lyrebirds, wombats and the Powerful Owl. Please ensure you leave your dogs at home to avoid disturbing the local wildlife. Take an energetic walk up the 1000 Steps from Ferntree Gully Picnic Area and learn about its poignant association with Australia's Second World War veterans and the Kokoda Track Campaign.
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Ozzy-Kunnu
Melbourne, Australia2,900 contributions
A Must in Melbourne
Feb. 2021 • Couples
This is one of those scenic National parks that is famous for many treks with different difficulty levels suiting every indovidual, especially the 1000 Steps which is not just breathtaking but extremely tiring.

Highly recommend
Written 30 April 2021
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Oldjack
Greater Melbourne, Australia24,836 contributions
Burke's Lookout
Mar. 2021
Burke's Lookout is not seperately listed to the Dandenong Ranges National Park. some 3,500 HA of Australian bush in the Dandenong Ranges 30-40 KM from Melbourne. Burke's Lookout is not well signed and provided a small car park just south of the Mt Dandenong Lookout which is not free to enter.The views across greater Melbourne are excellent.
Written 1 April 2021
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Jas
Sydney, Australia10 contributions
Confused on the area
Feb. 2021
I have to agree with a past poster, in that the lack of information centre was disappointing. We had not much advice to go on and were using google maps etc. Everywhere we go in Australia, we use info centres, even in small rural towns, so I was shocked there was nothing to aid the public in this way. Bit let down.
Written 16 March 2021
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Traceace
Melbourne, Australia11 contributions
Great koala sighting
Dec. 2020 • Couples
So lucky to spot this guy whilst hiking today. Near Eagles Nest picnic Ground. One of my favourite spots.
Written 27 December 2020
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Mike
North Houston, TX28 contributions
So disappointed
Oct. 2020
We planned a trip out to this area under our own steam, but as we are not lol also, we didn’t know about any of the closures due to covid. There is no information centre to. Is it in the area. The nearest centre we located, said they were not aware of any closures. We were bitterly disappointed to arrive and find most walks a closed due to covid.
Written 23 December 2020
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jeffryb
Keysborough, Australia371 contributions
Mountain Ash is impressive
Oct. 2020
The Mountain Ash is an impressive tree; it is the tallest flowering plant on Earth. Just walking among these trees is uplifting. The Dandenongs are Melbourne's lungs on a hot day, when these mountains are usually several degrees cooler than the flat lands.
Written 8 October 2020
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Thanks so much for taking the time to review Dandenong Ranges National Park. We loved to read you find just walking among the Mountain Ash trees uplifting. They definitely are an impressive tree! Thanks again, Parks Victoria
Written 11 October 2020
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Oldjack
Greater Melbourne, Australia24,836 contributions
Mountain Ash And Walking Trails
Jun. 2020
The Dandenong Ranges National Park covers some 36 square kilometres and offers some interesting walking tracks and scenery and some cold-climate gardens. A feature is the tall Mountain Ash and tree ferns that are seen in the Sherbrooke Forest area. Start at Ferntree Gully and get your self lost through the winding roads
Written 18 June 2020
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Thanks so much for taking the time to review Dandenong Ranges National Park. We're so glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to invite you back again soon to explore more of what the park has to offer! Thanks again, Parks Victoria
Written 19 June 2020
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111bert
Australia19 contributions
Majestic tall Mountain Ash trees and Spectacular Gondwanan Tree Ferns
Mar. 2020
"Tranquil forest walks, quaint hilltop towns and charismatic animals such as lyrebirds and wallabies."

This citation from the Dandenong Ranges National Park web site, perfectly says all that needs to be said of this unique and most valuable natural attraction, situated so close to the city of Melbourne. It is well deserving of its Certificate of Excellence.

The Park is not to be missed by anyone interested in nature, beautiful scenery and keen on outdoor activities. You will be inspired to take the odd hike or three and to find out all there is to know about its history and its plant and animal life.

The well set out web site is useful for planning your day or two, or more, up in the Ranges. The photos there clearly show the beauty of the place.
Written 11 March 2020
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Thanks so much for taking the time to review Dandenong Ranges National Park. We were so glad to read that you enjoyed the nature, scenery and activities on offer on the park. We are also glad you found the website informative and inspiring when planning your trip to the Dandenong Ranges. Thanks again and we hope to see you back soon! Parks Victoria
Written 17 March 2020
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knuwanga91
Hawthorn, Australia8 contributions
Getaway
Jan. 2020 • Couples
The best place for a couple to relax and spend the day and enjoy the beautiful sunset. Food is not that
Written 11 February 2020
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comeon
Singapore, Singapore49 contributions
A delightful hike in nature
Dec. 2019 • Friends
This park has varying degrees for a workout depending on the path you choose to take. Each path do bring one closer into nature, God's wonderful creation.
Massive array of flora and the colours are absolutely stunning when the blooms are in season.

If you prefer a quiet walk, avoid the crowds on weekends and public holidays where every available lawns will be packed with families and tourists alike.

Choose a weekday morning on a good weather, bring along a book, a bottle of water and sandwich and you will get to enjoy this park to your hearts content.
Written 24 January 2020
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