Ferntree Gully Picnic Ground (Dandenong Ranges National Park)


Ferntree Gully Picnic Ground (Dandenong Ranges National Park)

The Ferntree Gully Picnic Ground is the starting point of the Kokoda Memorial Walk, affectionately known as the 1000 steps. Surrounded by tall Mountain Ash, enjoy a day out with family or friends. Spot kookaburras, Crimson Rosellas, and if you’re lucky the odd lyrebird about.

How to get there

Ferntree Gully Picnic Ground (Dandenong Ranges National Park)


BBQ - Electric/Gas
Visitor Centre

Need to know

Ferntree Gully Picnic Ground (Dandenong Ranges National Park)

Warnings & Restrictions


Dogs are not allowed


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


  • Other warnings
    • Vehicles
    • 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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Olinda Falls Toilets Closed

The public toilets at Olinda Falls are closed at least until the end of 2021, due to a major plumbing issue, Parks Victoria is working to resolve the matter as soon as possible. We acknowledge that the toilets have already been closed for a lengthy period, however due to planning and operational constraints the toilet works have been significantly delayed. Other public toilets nearby are at Kalorama Park or the Olinda Township.

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