Sherbrooke Forest in the Dandenong Ranges, 40 km east of Melbourne
Sherbrooke Picnic Ground and O'Donohue Picnic Ground are located in Sherbrooke Forest, the largest section of the Dandenong Ranges National Park.
It's an area that can feel very far removed from civilisation - especially when compared to the extremely popular 1,000 Steps just down the road.
A number of walking trails start from the well-equipped picnic grounds, entering a fantastic rainforest of spectacular Mountain Ash, stringybark, lush tree ferns and, of course, waterfalls.
Take the Sherbrooke Track or O'Donohue Track to get to Sherbrooke Falls. They are well signposted. The falls are small and obscured by tree ferns, but the real star of this walk is the rainforest as a whole.
This is the kind of hike best enjoyed after rain, when you can smell the aromas of the forest and the waterfall is flowing. Lyrebirds and other wildlife also like to come out after the rain, so you will be in good company!
Alfred Nicholas Memorial Gardens
Sherbrooke Picnic Ground
George Tindale Memorial Gardens
O'Donohue Picnic Ground
The vegetation is wet sclerophyll forest with mountain ash, Eucalyptus regnan trees, the tallest flowering plant in the world. It became a park in 1958 and merged with Doongalla Reserve and Ferntree Gully National Park in 1987 to form the Dandenong Ranges National Park.
Sherbrooke Forest is famous for its superb lyrebirds.
Eastern Sherbrooke Forest
One of the top ten walks in the Dandenong Ranges this walk enables you to witness changing vegetation passing through cleaerd areas of bush created by successive wildfires of the early 1900s and vegetable growing during World War II, towering Mountain Ash and Messmate Stringybark trees, wide variety of ferns and other wet and damp forest vegetation.
This area boasts the highest density of superb lyrebird living together with wombats, samp wallaby, echidna, possums and powerful owls.
Sherbrooke Falls walk and picnic area
Deep in the Sherbrooke Forest, you'll find Sherbrooke Falls, where little creek cascades into a delightful gully. It's a short walk from either of two well-equipped picnic areas - and it's close to the beautiful hilltop villages of the Dandenong Ranges, making this a great option for families visiting from Melbourne for the day.
CLOSED.. - After re-opening, the gardens has been closed due to over-crowding
❊ What's On ❊
❊ Address & Contact ❊
⊜ Sherbrooke Forest Sherbrooke | Map
❊ Web Links ❊
→ Sherbrooke Forest
→ Friends of Sherbrooke Forest
❊ Also See... ❊
→ Alfred Nicholas Memorial Gardens
→ Sherbrooke 3789
→ 1,000 Steps | Kokoda Track Memorial Walk
❊ COVID-19 Notice ❊Many locations have gone into lockdown as the state takes action to stop the spread of the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19).
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