Doongalla Homestead Site (Dandenong Ranges National Park)


Doongalla Homestead Site (Dandenong Ranges National Park)

Located on the western side of Mount Dandenong, the Doongalla Homestead dates back to 1892. Once a magnificent mansion, little remains of the original building after it burnt down in the 1932 bushfires. Explore the historic site and enjoy a picnic in the relaxing surrounds of the Dandenong Ranges.

How to get there

Doongalla Homestead Site (Dandenong Ranges National Park)



Need to know

Doongalla Homestead Site (Dandenong Ranges National Park)

Warnings & Restrictions


Dogs are not allowed


  • No firearms allowed
  • Restricted opening hours
  • No camping
  • No dogs, cats, pets allowed


  • 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.

Western Sherbrooke Forest tracks are closed for visitor safety

The Western tracks in Sherbrooke Forest are closed due to storm damage until 2022

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1000 Steps (The Kokoda Trail Memorial Walk) is closed for visitor safety

The Kokoda Trail Memorial Walk which incorporates the 1000 Steps is closed until 2022 due to storm damage.

New closing time

Please note that Kalorama Park, Doongalla Homestead Site and Stables picnic ground, Eagle Nest picnic ground, Valley picnic ground, and Silvan Reservoir Park close at 4:00 pm.

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