Kokoda Track Memorial Walk (Dandenong Ranges National Park)

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Kokoda Track Memorial Walk (Dandenong Ranges National Park)

Affectionately known as the 1000 Steps, people come from across Melbourne to test their fitness against the Kokoda Track Memorial Walk. Look out for the bronze plaques that pay tribute to those who died on the Kokoda Track in Papua New Guinea during the Second World War.

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Kokoda Track Memorial Walk (Dandenong Ranges National Park)

Facilities

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Need to know

Kokoda Track Memorial Walk (Dandenong Ranges National Park)

Warnings & Restrictions

Dogs

Dogs are not allowed

Restrictions

Warnings

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.

Large areas of Dandenong Ranges National Park closed due to storm damage

Updated 30 July 2021
Dandenong Ranges National Park was heavily impacted by severe storms on 9 June 2021 and a large section of the park will be closed until further notice. The following sites are open:
  • Ferntree Gully Picnic Ground, One Tree Hill Picnic Ground, and most surrounding tracks including Lyrebird Track are now open. The 1000 Steps/Kokoda Memorial Track REMAINS CLOSED.
  • 1000 Steps Café
  • East Sherbrooke (east of Monbulk Road), including Grants Picnic Ground
  • Sherbrooke and O'Donohue Picnic Grounds and tracks to the east and north. Sherbrooke Falls REMAINS CLOSED.
  • Silvan Reservoir Park
  • Doongalla Picnic Ground and most tracks to the east and north. Zig Zag track, Channel Ten Track, Burkes lookout and area around the Mount Dandenong Observatory REMAIN CLOSED.
  • Olinda Precinct 
  • Black Hill Reserve (Selby)
 
All other parts of the park remain closed- see the attached map for more information.
 
Assessments are still ongoing, but it is anticipated that more areas in the park will be able to open in the coming weeks. Areas where there is extensive damage may be closed for some time. We recommend you check this page for updates on closures.
It is dangerous and illegal to enter closed areas and there is still high risk of further trees and branches falling.

Attachments: Closure Map 30 July 2021 (4,544KB)

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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