Burkes Lookout (Dandenong Ranges National Park)


Burkes Lookout (Dandenong Ranges National Park)

How to get there

Burkes Lookout (Dandenong Ranges National Park)

Need to know

Burkes Lookout (Dandenong Ranges National Park)

Warnings & Restrictions


Dogs are not allowed


  • No generators
  • No drones without a permit
  • No firearms allowed
  • No vehicles
  • No fires permitted
  • No horses
  • No dogs, cats, pets allowed
  • No camping
  • Management vehicle only


  • Terrain hazards
    • Uneven ground
  • Other warnings
    • Trees may fall take care
    • Limbs may fall take care

Be Prepared

Stay safe and get the most out of your park visit by preparing for natural hazards and other outdoor risks in Victoria’s parks. You are responsible for your own safety and the safety of those in your care. Find out more.

Change of Conditions

Nature being nature, sometimes conditions can change at short notice. It’s a good idea to check this page ahead of your visit for any updates.

Doongalla Tracks Closure - Dandenong Ranges NP

Planned burning and Candeling operations are scheduled in this park which will result in the closure of  Dacite Tk and Channel Tk from the time a burn is approved for ignition until the area is declared safe. Ignition of the burn is scheduled from May 24th, 2022 and is subject to favourable weather. Check the status of current planned burns at www.vic.gov.au/plannedburns
Further closures will be announced as works progress.

Olinda/Silvan Storm Recovery Works Occurring

Following the 2021 storm events, Parks Victoria is partnering with other government agencies to support recovery efforts on public land. In the Silvan and Olinda areas, VicForest will remove debris and treat hazardous trees to reduce the bushfire risk and enable safe and rapid response to emergencies. Works will also re-establish safe public access and allow the forest to regenerate. Environmental and cultural values are being identified and managed during this process. For your safety please observe signage, do not enter work sites and beware of machinery and trucks. 

The following tracks remain closed until dry weather allows crews to complete:
Yallambie Tk (area 3 - see map). 

The following tracks will be closed from 18 May to 1 June: 
Board Tk, Rd 2, Rd 16 and Rd 15 (area 2 - see map).

Attachments: Silvan.Olinda Recovery Overview Map (288KB)

Closures due to June 2021 storm damage

  • Valley Picnic Ground is closed to picnicking, visitors can use Boundary Road to access the park however no vehicle access is permitted.
  • 1000 Steps/Kokoda Memorial Walk
  • Sassafras Creek/Menzies Creek walking track
  • Mechanics Track from the Tourist Rd to Falls Rd near Olinda Falls
  • May Moon Walk at Kalorama Park
  • William Ricketts Sanctuary
  • Areas of Silvan/Olinda forest 

Attachments: DR Storm Damage Works - Autumn 2022 Flyer (1,671KB)

Lyrebird Track closure due to recovery works

From the 30th of May to the 4th of June recovery works will occur on Lyrebird Track and 1000 Steps. Thereafter, Lyrebird Track will re-open but 1000 Steps will remain closed for insurable repairs to the stairs. 

There is a alternative route along School Tk, Belview Tk and Ramu Tk (green line on map). Indicative signs will be placed at every turn along this route, which is less steep but will take longer (3.5km one way).

Attachments: Alternate route to Lyrebird Track (113KB)

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