1,000 Steps | Kokoda Track Memorial Walk
The 1,000 Steps Kokoda Track Memorial Walk is a unique tourist spot located in the Dandenong Ranges National Park at Mt Dandenong.
The track was created in the early 1900's made from the trunks of tree ferns laid along the wetter areas of the track to make the climb a little easier. These were replaced by wooden palings before the more permanent concrete steps were installed in 1950.
The walk (climb) is roughly 2.8 km’s long and will take about an hour to get to One Tree Hill, a small picnic ground at the top of the walk.
The Kokoda track/trail is the most famous in Papua New Guinea and is known for being the location of the World War II battle between Japanese and Australian forces in 1942.
Train - Belgrave Line | Get off at Upper Ferntree Gully Station and walk east, following Burwood Highway (about 1klm), to the park entrance (near the intersection with Mount Dandenong Tourist Road). Head through the car park and the walk begins near the playground at the end.
Car - The Fern Tree Gully Picnic Ground is at the Upper Ferntree Gully end of the Mount Dandenong Tourist Road (on the west side of the road).
Opening Hours: The gates to Ferntree Gully Picnic Ground are open 6am and 9pm.
Warning Before Walking
In January 2013 it was reported that many people have required assistance after feeling ill during the walk. This is a serious physical walk suitable only for fit walkers. Essential for the walk are a bottle of water and a good pair of walking shoes – hiking boots if you have them.
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