Olinda Falls Picnic Area (Dandenong Ranges National Park)

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Olinda Falls Picnic Area (Dandenong Ranges National Park)

Just beyond Mount Dandenong, Olinda Falls Picnic Area is your gateway to accessing the beautiful Olinda Falls. Enjoy a picnic in the peaceful surrounds and keep your eyes and ears peeled for lyrebirds; common throughout the park.

How to get there

Olinda Falls Picnic Area (Dandenong Ranges National Park)

Facilities

Carpark
BBQ - Electric/Gas
Toilets

Need to know

Olinda Falls Picnic Area (Dandenong Ranges National Park)

Warnings & Restrictions

Dogs

Dogs are not allowed

Restrictions

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

Warnings

  • Terrain hazards
    • Slippery rocks
    • Slippery surface
    • Steep track
    • 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.

Wattle Track (in Sherbrooke Forest) closed indefinitely

Wattle Track in the Sherbrooke Forest area of the Dandenong Ranges National park is closed indefinitely due to a tree falling and destroying the Wattle Track (Long Bridge) foot bridge. Walkers can use Monument Track as an alternative route.

Ramblers Track closed

Ramblers Track at Ferntree Gully is closed until further notice due to a fallen tree blocking access.

Sassafras Creek Trail closed between Moxams Road and Baynes Park

Sassafras Creek Trail is closed between Moxams Road and Baynes Park until further notice due to severe damage from a fallen tree.

Tree Fern Loop Walking Track closed indefinitely

Tree Fern Loop Track in the Sherbrooke Forest area of the Dandenong Ranges National park is closed indefinitely due to a tree falling and destroying the access foot bridge, this bridge was removed in 2015. The remaining section of track is now completely closed due to another access bridge being destroyed along with major tree fall across the track destroying hand rails and a viewing platform.

Lyrebird Track closed until further notice

At the direction of the Victorian Chief Health Officer, Parks Victoria has closed Lyrebird Track until further notice. Check our COVID-19 update for the latest information, and follow the health advice provided by the Department of Health and Human Services.

Ferntree Gully Picnic Ground and Car Park Closed

In response to advice from the Victorian Chief Health Officer, Parks Victoria has decided to close high visitation sites with a typical attendance of over 500 people. This includes the 1000 Steps and Lyrebird Track Fitness Steps which will be closed until further notice. For more information, please visit www.parks.vic.gov.au/covid19

Olinda Falls lower viewing platform and creek crossing closed

The Olinda Falls lower viewing platform and creek crossing is closed indefinitely due to severe damage from a fallen tree. Access to the lower falls is closed to the public.

Toilets closed at Olinda Falls Picnic Area

The toilet facilities at Olinda Falls Picnic Ground are closed until further notice. Alternate toilets are located at Kalorama Park, Dandenong Ranges Botanic Garden, and Olinda Township.

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