Olinda Falls Picnic Area (Dandenong Ranges National Park)


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.

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Olinda Falls Picnic Area (Dandenong Ranges National Park)


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Need to know

Olinda Falls Picnic Area (Dandenong Ranges National Park)

Warnings & Restrictions


Dogs are not allowed


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


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

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.

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. All access to the lower falls is closed to the public.

Closures due to storm damage

  •      Valley Picnic Ground is closed to picnicking; visitors can use Boundary Road to access the park however         no vehicle access is permitted.
  •      Sections of Sassafras Creek/Menzies Creek walking track
  •      Wattle Track in Sherbrooke 
  •      William Ricketts Sanctuary
  •      Areas of Silvan/Olinda forest 

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

Mechanics Track Partially Closed

  • A section of Mechanics track from the Tourist rd. to Falls rd. near Olinda Falls Picnic Ground is closed due to significant damage from the June 2021 Storm.  

Deer control works

Parks Victoria are continuing deer control in the Dandenong Ranges National Park. This program will be taking place between the hours of 4pm and 7am on a number of nights throughout May 2023. These control works are being undertaken by accredited and authorised contractors.
For public safety reason, various areas of the park will be inaccessible during the evening throughout this period.
Please observe the signage during this time and do not enter any closed areas.
For further information please call 131963

Access changes during Urban Parks Active Wellbeing Program upgrade works

Works to upgrade facilities as part of the Urban Parks Active Wellbeing Program have started.

During works access to park facilities including, pathways, picnic tables, barbeques and playground equipment may be limited or closed.

For more information about these upgrades please visit the Parks Victoria Project Page, or contact the Parks Victoria team at engage@parks.vic.gov.au or call 13 1963.

Deer control, (Shooting) Night closures of Sherbrooke, Doongalla and Olinda

Areas of the Dandenong Ranges National Park will be closed between the hours of 5.30 pm and 6.00 am from Sunday 28th May to Thursday 1st June in order to control Deer via shooting.  Affected areas of the national park include Doongalla, Sherbrooke and Olinda, during this period members of the public are not permitted in the areas as highlighted on the map.

Sherbrooke Track resurfacing works

Sherbrooke Trail - Upgrade & Maintenance Works
Upgrade and maintenance works will commence Monday 22nd of May 2023 on  trails (see below) in the Sherbrooke Forest, these works will continue over the next five weeks.
Please note that not all trails will be closed at the same time, and we’ll be working towards making the trails available over the weekends where possible. Segments of the car park will be made available as we progress through the works.
The order of the existing trails below will be resurfaced in partnership with Parks Victoria to ensure the communities safety, and experience (depending on weather):
1.       Sherbrooke Track
2.       Ridge Track
3.       Pound Creek
4.       Wattle Track
During the next five weeks the Sherbrooke Picnic Ground carpark will be closed off to the public, but the O’Donohue Picnic Ground will still be available. The sites will be signposted while works are underway. 

Deer control - Doongalla Homestead, Dandenong Ranges National Park

Shooting operations for deer will take place from Sunday 28th May until Thursday 1st June each day from 5:30pm to 6:00am. 
Doongalla will be closed to the public during these hours.

Sherbrooke Picnic Ground Toilet Closed

The toilet block is closed temporarily awaiting connection to the sewer, the nearby O'Donohues Picnic Ground toilet is open.

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