Grants Picnic Ground Hardy Gully Walk (Dandenong Ranges National Park)


Grants Picnic Ground Hardy Gully Walk (Dandenong Ranges National Park)

The accessible Hardy Gully Walk leads off from the Grants Picnic Area and meanders through the beautiful Sherbrooke Forest. Visit early in the morning or late afternoon to increase your chances of spotting Superb Lyrebirds foraging for grubs in the cool temperate rainforest.

How to get there

Grants Picnic Ground Hardy Gully Walk (Dandenong Ranges National Park)

Need to know

Grants Picnic Ground Hardy Gully Walk (Dandenong Ranges National Park)

Warnings & Restrictions


Dogs are not allowed


  • No bicycles
  • No firearms allowed
  • Management vehicle only
  • No camping
  • No fires permitted
  • No horses
  • No dogs, cats, pets allowed


  • 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.

The following areas remain closed due to severe damage caused by the June 2021 Storm event

Current Closures:

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

Pound Creek Track, Hillclimb Track and Wattle Track in Sherbrooke

Olinda Falls Picnic Area and Falls Track

Mechanics Track and Cascade Track at and near Olinda Falls

May Moon Walk at Kalorama Park

Storm Recovery Works Information Flyer

See attachment for general information

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

Olinda/Silvan Storm Recovery Works Occurring

Following the June 2021 storms where large areas of the Dandenong Ranges National Park were impacted, 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. These works will also re-establish safe, public access and to rehabilitate the park's environmental qualities. Environmental, biodiversity 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:
Mathias Rd, Boundary Rd, Yallambie Tk, Rock Tk, Dam Tk, Sequoia Tk, Poplar Tk, Simons Ave, Fraxinus Tk, Gingko Tk and Black Hole 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)

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