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Walks less than an hour in the Dandenong Ranges

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No visit to the Dandenong Ranges is complete without a walk in nature.

Pack a pair of comfy walking shoes and your drink bottle and discover our beautiful trees, flowers and wildlife (you may spot a kangaroo, a koala or even a lyrebird!), waterfalls and mountain tops with breathtaking views.

And you don’t have to walk for hours to Find Your Self either. There are plenty of easily accessible walks that take less than one hour that will fill your lungs with fresh air and make you feel good from the inside out – all just one hour from Melbourne in the pristine loveliness of the Dandenong Ranges.

Here are our top 9 walks (in alphabetical order):

1. Birdsland Wetland Reserve

An easy return one hour walk suitable for prams, plus it's dog friendly.

2. Kurth Kiln Regional Park

There are numerous walking tracks in Kurth Kiln Regional Park, the shortest being 1 hour. This park is dog friendly, has lovely picnic spots, lots of parking and waterside walking tracks - More Info

3. Mortimer Nature Walk (Bunyip Park)

Just 30 minutes return among a large variety of tree types and understory plants - More Info

4. Margaret Lester Walk

Hard surfaced track that is a great 30-minute return walk, suitable for prams and wheelchairs - off Grants Picnic Ground

5. Mt Dandenong Arboretum

Various short walks around 30 minutes that take you through established trees and conifers -More Info

6. Olinda Falls Circuit

The Olinda Falls Circuit walking track provides an ideal setting to experience the sights, sounds and smells of the Australian Bush - More Info

7. Olinda Heritage Walk

A village walk on paved surfaces around Olinda – one hour or longer if you stop to shop!

8. RJ Hamer Arboretum

Lovely forest walk with a few steeper areas with rewarding views – allow 1 hour - More Info

9. Sherbrook Falls Loop

Discover a waterfall on this 45-minutes return walk - More Info

What are you waiting for? Grab your family and friends and check out some of our favourite short walks in the Dandenong Ranges.

Walks eGuide

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.

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