7 Jun. 2021
Discover the tall mountain ash trees, lush ferns and vibrant wildlife of the Dandenong Ranges - natural bushwalks at it's best.
Below are a few things worth noting before bushwalking in the Dandenong Ranges:
1. Go with small groups and never go alone.
Going alone will increase your chances of getting lost and hurt. Going alone will also reduce erosion and environmental damage.
2. Stay on the track even if it's rough and muddy.
Walking on the track edges and cutting corners on steep 'zigzag' tracks, increases damage, erosion and visual scarring.
4. Use the designated toilets (even if nature calls...)
Carry your rubbish with you and deposit and the entrances and exits of trails.
5. Don't wash in streams and lakes.
Detergent, toothpaste and soap (even biodegradable types) harm fish and aquatic life, so try to wash at least 50 metres away from streams and lakes.
6. But most of all have fun and take a million selfies...
Don't forget to use the hashtag #visitdandenongranges
The Walks eGuide features over 200 walks and trails in the Dandenong Ranges and Yarra Valley. Covering all ability levels, whether your walk is dog-friendly or where to find your nearest toilet is covered in the Walks eGuide. At $15, it's a steal so grab your copy now!