Updated 5 December 2019
No visit to the Dandenong Ranges is complete without a walk in nature.
Pack a pair of comfy walking shoes and your drink bottle and discover our beautiful trees, flowers and wildlife (you may spot a kangaroo, a koala or even a lyrebird!), waterfalls and mountain tops with breathtaking views.
And you don’t have to walk for hours to Find Your Self either. There are plenty of easily accessible walks that take less than one hour that will fill your lungs with fresh air and make you feel good from the inside out – all just one hour from Melbourne in the pristine loveliness of the Dandenong Ranges.
Birdsland Wetland Reserve
An easy return one hour walk suitable for prams - more info
Mortimer Nature Walk (Bunyip Park)
Just 30 minutes return among a large variety of tree types and understory plants.
Margaret Lester Walk
Hard surfaced track that is a great 30-minute return walk, suitable for prams and wheelchairs - off Grants Picnic Ground - more info
Mt Dandenong Arboretum
Various short walks around 30 minutes that take you through established trees and conifers - more info
Olinda Heritage Walk
A village walk on paved surfaces around Olinda – one hour or longer if you stop to shop!
RJ Hamer Arboretum
Lovely forest walk with a few steeper areas with rewarding views – allow 1 hour - more info
Sherbrook Falls loop
Discover a waterfall on this 45-minutes return walk - more info
See our website for more information or download our full Walking and Riding Trails Map here - also available as a printed resource from tourist destinations and accommodation suppliers throughout the Dandenong Ranges.
Note: Dogs are allowed on many of these tracks but are not allowed in National Parks.