One Tree Hill Picnic Ground (Dandenong Ranges National Park)


One Tree Hill Picnic Ground (Dandenong Ranges National Park)

Conquer the Kokoda Memorial Walk or as its affectionately know, the 1000 Steps and find yourself at One Tree Hill Picnic Ground. A World War II memorial here commemorates the Battalions involved in the Kokoda campaign.

How to get there

One Tree Hill Picnic Ground (Dandenong Ranges National Park)


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Need to know

One Tree Hill Picnic Ground (Dandenong Ranges National Park)

Warnings & Restrictions


Dogs are not allowed


  • No dogs, cats, pets allowed
  • Restricted opening hours
  • No fires permitted
  • No horses
  • No camping
  • No firearms allowed


  • Other warnings
    • Limbs may fall take care

Be Prepared

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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.

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.
  • 1000 Steps/Kokoda Memorial Walk 
  • Sections of Sassafras Creek/Menzies Creek walking track
  • May Moon Walk at Kalorama Park
  • Wattle Track in Sherbrooke 
  • William Ricketts Sanctuary
  • Areas of Silvan/Olinda forest 

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

Olinda/Silvan Storm Recovery Works

Following the 2021 storm events, 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. Works will also re-establish safe public access and allow the forest to regenerate. Environmental 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. 

Inline with seasonal closure principles, works have paused for winter to avoid further damage to the environment and tracks. As such, there are some debris piles that remain in the Board Track and Mathias Road areas (areas 2 and 3 on map). However, these areas are open to the public. 

Attachments: SilvanOlinda Recovery Overview Map (288KB)

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