Sherbrooke Forest
Sherbrooke Forest
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Leya B
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Feb 2023 • Family
Need proper clear maps for visits of the trails. Need signs at cross intersections showing distance and diversions. Having random “wo help.who ownssuperdimplesongsyou tube
Qaalk signs pointing in a direction is difficult to understand for mentally infirm. Make tracks clear if suitable for wheelchair. This place needs work. Torurist info is n
Written 2 March 2023
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia14,022 contributions
Feb 2023
The Sherbrooke Forest is in the Dandenong Ranges, not very far from Melbourne. It is an oasis of peace and tranquility. You are almost certain to see native wildlife, and hear the distinctive calls of the lyre birds -- you may even see one of these elusive birds. The towering Mountain Ash trees are amongst the world's tallest flowering plants. When it is baking in Melbourne, the Sherbrooke Forest is appreciably cooler.
Written 25 February 2023
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Gin
Lodz, Poland23 contributions
Oct 2021
This review is directly in relation to the eastern Sherbrooke forest walk, rather than the entire Sherbrooke forest. This walk was really nice in bits. Firstly, it’s a loop walk which starts at the Sherbrooke picnic ground, which makes it easy to walk with friends as they can meet in the car a park there.

The walk will take you just under 2 hours. We saw some great bird life along the way, and even an echidna.

The negative is the incredibly steep high you need to navigate down. We were luckily to be there on a dry day so it wasn’t muddy, but it would be very dangerous on a wet day. But even on a dry day, it was very jolting on the back and I had a sore back for days after. Ouch!

Forest is nice, but I certainly wouldn’t do this walk again.
Written 30 October 2021
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Oldjack
Greater Melbourne, Australia27,907 contributions
Apr 2021
The Hardy Gully Walk starts at Grants Picnic Ground which is fairly average but the walk provides good views of very tall Mountain Ash and tree gullies and is far better.
Written 1 April 2021
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia14,022 contributions
June 2020
The Mountain Ash is a tree; it is one of the tallest flowering plants on Earth. California's Sequoia's may be taller, but they are conifers. Going to the Sherbrooke Forest is worthwhile on a hot day, the Blue Dandenongs are usually a few degrees cooler than the flat lands. You may be lucky and come across a lyrebird, the birds have a uinque ability to mimic other birds.
Written 27 June 2020
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Swell Traveller
Melbourne, Australia3,769 contributions
June 2020
Since I was a child I have been coming here. Sherbrooke Forest lends itself to a range of activities once you get there and a great place to spend with family, friends or by yourself.

If you can overcome the windy roads to get there, it is worth the time. Along the way be sure to stop and take a quick shot overlooking Melbourne from between the trees. Be careful in the winter months as the area can get damp and it rains a lot making the road slippery. Please abide by the road signs, they are there for a reason.

The entrance is a little hidden and down a side street, so if you end up in Kallista at the round about, then you have missed your turn off! Parking is free but the later in the day you go the harder it becomes to find a spot.

Things you can do there:
Hiking / walking along the trails, have a BBQ or bring a camera and go nuts! So much beauty here to capture - from the morning mists to the sun filtering through the trees. The smell of the eucalyptus trees in the morning and late afternoons is beautiful.

Currently it is quite muddy along the paths so wear appropriate clothing and maybe even bring spare just incase you slipover. It is also quite cool so wear layers and a hat.

Once you are done here there are tearooms and gardens in the neighbourhood, but a short drive will get you into Sassafras. It is a a quirky, bohemian town with great little shops and groovy cafes such as Ripe. When visiting the shops you can even get your palm or tarots read, plus teas, fudge, items for the garden and the house, puppets and other crafty items. A great day out.
Written 20 June 2020
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nilintentum_reliquit
Melbourne, Australia2,616 contributions
June 2020
Lovely walk through the tall trees and falls. Whilst the falls were not the most impressive it was still very enjoyable and lovely spot for a picnic in the heart of the Dandys.
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Written 19 June 2020
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Oldjack
Greater Melbourne, Australia27,907 contributions
June 2020
This is a great area only 40 KM's from Melbourne and has excellent examples of towering mountain ash and bird and other life.There are many interesting places to walk.
Written 18 June 2020
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EndlessTravels
Greater Melbourne, Australia35,483 contributions
June 2020
Due to it’s proximity to Melbourne this area (Dandenong Ranges) is very popular for day trippers. To experience the forest you can park at O’Donohue Picnic Ground or Sherbrooke Picnic Ground. O’Donohue Picnic ground is the easiest way to access the mis-titled Sherbrooke Falls (no more than a fast running creek over rocks). Still an idyllic walking area that is an easy walk for all ages (we took our 3yo and 5yo).

TIPS: walk down O’Donuhue Track and return via Sherbrooke Track in a loop. Bring a change of pants for kids as they will probably get muddy on track.

TIPS: toilets were closed due to Coronavirus
Written 16 June 2020
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CJGinNM
Albuquerque, NM432 contributions
Jan 2020
We were there for a short time - on a tour with our cruise ship. We walked down a path and everyone took the fork that went left, I took the other one - and that was a fabulous choice. Saw a lot of birds I was unfamiliar with and got close to 2 King parrots. Only complaint was that I would have loved to spend 1-2 hours here.
Written 13 January 2020
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