Kokoda Track Memorial Walk (Dandenong Ranges National Park)


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.

How to get there

Kokoda Track Memorial Walk (Dandenong Ranges National Park)



Need to know

Kokoda Track Memorial Walk (Dandenong Ranges National Park)

Warnings & Restrictions


Dogs are not allowed


  • No bicycles
  • No dogs, cats, pets allowed
  • No horses
  • Restricted opening hours
  • No camping
  • Management vehicle only
  • No fires permitted


  • Other warnings
    • Limbs may fall take care
    • Trees may fall take care
  • Terrain hazards
    • Slippery surface
    • Steep track

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.

1000 Steps/Kokoda Track Memorial Walk closure due to COVID-19

In response to advice from the Victorian Chief Health Officer about COVID-19, the 1000 Steps/Kokoda Track Memorial Walk is closed until further notice.  For more information, please visit www.parks.vic.gov.au/covid19

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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