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


  • Other warnings
    • Limbs may fall take care
    • Trees 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.

Musk Walking Track Closed until further notice

The Musk Walking Track at Ferntree Gully adjacent to the 1000 Steps is closed due to storm damage, many trees have fallen across this track and some sections are heavily eroded and have subsided.

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