Update: The 1000 Steps will temporarily close for three weeks starting from Tuesday, 10 March 2015 for upgrade and maintenance works. The works are expected to be completed by 31 March 2015 (pending favourable weather and conditions).
Walkers will still be able to access the summit of One Tree Hill from the Ferntree Gully picnic ground via Lyrebird Track and return to the picnic ground via Link Track, Belview Terrace and School Track.
Located within the Dandenong Ranges National Park, the 1000 steps Kokoda Walk is a unique and renowned tourist spot at Mt Dandenong.
The 1000 steps boasts the Kokoda Track Memorial Walk, a popular walking trail of this area. Nicely maintained by rangers, the Kokoda Track is a beautiful walking track with adjacent forested areas, bushlands and various scenic points.
1000 Steps Ferntree Gully, Mt Dandenong, Melbourne
As the name suggests, the 1000 steps includes 1000 stony steps that lead to the popular One Tree Hill, starting at Ferntree Gully near the ranger’s office and the cafe at the top end of the car park.
While visiting the steps, you will get a small glimpse into the physical effort experienced by the Australian soldiers during 1942. Those with an enthusiasm to complete the trail, you can sit down and take a rest under the trees of the Ferntree Gully forest.
Apart from the amazing experience of the trail itself, you can also enjoy the area’s scenic spots, beautiful parklands and numerous view points.