William Ricketts Sanctuary (Dandenong Ranges National Park, William Ricketts Sanctuary - Gardens of the Dandenongs)

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William Ricketts Sanctuary (Dandenong Ranges National Park, William Ricketts Sanctuary - Gardens of the Dandenongs)

How to get there

William Ricketts Sanctuary (Dandenong Ranges National Park, William Ricketts Sanctuary - Gardens of the Dandenongs)

Facilities

Visitor Centre
Carpark
Toilets

Need to know

William Ricketts Sanctuary (Dandenong Ranges National Park, William Ricketts Sanctuary - Gardens of the Dandenongs)

Warnings & Restrictions

Dogs

Dogs are not allowed

Restrictions

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

Warnings

  • Other warnings
    • 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.

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.

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.

Seasonal Toilet Block Closure

The O`Donohue Picnic Ground toilet block is now seasonally closed.


An alternative toilet block is located 450 metres at Sherbrooke Picnic Ground. 

Dandenong Ranges Botanic Garden Gift Shop and William Ricketts Sanctuary Gate House and Gift Shop closed from 1 June 2020

The Dandenong Ranges Botanic Garden Gift Shop and William Ricketts Sanctuary Gate House and Gift Shop is closed for maintenance. Visitor access to the botanic garden and sculpture gallery remain open during this time.

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