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Sherbrooke Falls

Sherbrooke Falls

Apart from the hilly landscapes and various camp grounds, the Dandenong Ranges in Victoria is also quite popular for its gorgeous waterfalls. Sherbrooke Falls is a renowned oasis amid the picturesque landscape of the Dandenong Ranges.

With a number of picnic areas and walking trails, Sherbrooke Falls and its surrounding area are popular among families and the weekend vacationers.

Sherbrooke Falls, Trail, Waterfall Walking Track & Map, Dandenong Ranges

Start your trip at the track near the entrance on Sherbrooke Road. When you walk along the paths, gaze at the picturesque scenery and the adjacent smooth tree ferns surrounding the area. Along the way, you’ll be able to spot the region’s finest sassafras and mountain ash trees, some are over 200 years old.

Whilst visiting the falls, visitors can also walk through the nearby Dandenong Ranges National Park.

The walking trail passes through the forested area containing the tallest flowering trees in the world. The area is abundant with Mountain Ash and a variety of fern species. With a number of trees and grasslands, the Sherbrooke Falls area provides a natural habitat for lyrebird species. Whilst walking across the grassy pathways, you may see or hear these beautiful birds in the forest.

During the rainy season the falls look wonderful, thanks to the surrounding verdant forest and gorgeous rocky outcrops.

Visitors to Sherbrooke Falls can also have a picnic at the nearby O’Donohue Picnic ground close to Sherbrooke Lodge Road. The Mountain Ash forests also house a number of wildlife; including both ring-tailed and brush-tailed possums, native birds and a number of reptiles.

Address
Ridge Track
Sherbrooke, VIC

Operating Hours
Daylight hours

Phone
131 963

Ticket Prices / Admission
Free

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    • Hi Sharon,

      Last check, dogs were permitted on these walking tracks. Please check signage when you arrive to ensure that these are still correct:
      Mathias Track: Easy
      Rock Track Circuit Walk: 3 km’s | 1 Hour Easy
      Rock Track- Mathias Track Circuit Walk: 6 km’s Easy | Moderate
      Glenfern Valley Bushlands: 6km’s Easy | Moderate
      Birdsland Reserve: Easy Walk
      The Tan Track: Sherbrooke. 2.7 km | 40 mins | Easy Walk
      Dandenong Ranges Tourist Track – Sassafras to Emerald – 15km, one-way/5 hours | Moderate Walk
      Silvan to Mt Evelyn: Olinda Creek Walking Track – 9.2kms return | Easy / Moderate
      Cardinia Reservoir Park – 3 km’s | 1 Hour along Messmate Track | Easy / Moderate Walks

      Best regards,
      Jess

    • Hi Andrea,

      Head to Sherbrooke Forest where there is a cafe called ‘Grants on Sherbrooke’ (open 9am-5pm). To feed the birds, you must purchase a token from there which then gives you seed to feed the native birds in a specified bird feeding area. You will likely find Rosellas, Cockatoos and Parrots.

      There are also a number of walking tracks from the picnic ground where you can explore more of the native flora and fauna.

      Have a great time!
      Regards,
      Jess

    • Hi Dionne,

      You can park your car at O’Donohue Picnic Grounds or Sherbrooke Picnic Grounds, both accessible via Sherbrooke Road (refer to map above).

      However, please note that that falls themselves can only be accessed by foot. The walk is a 2.4 km return walk with an easy grade.

      Regards,
      Jess

  • Hi Jess,
    Once again thanks for the information!
    The order of scheduling is
    1) 1000 steps, this Sat
    2) Olinda falls mid March
    3) Sherbrooke end of March!
    Mind you for us pensioners, this great venture can cost next to nothing
    due to free weekend public transport in Vic.
    I am trying to encourage some friends to get off couches and TV serials and follow me
    in my Victorian escapades!
    Thanks again
    Cheers and good luck!
    Elliott

    • Hi Elliott,

      Yes, you can get to the Dandenong Ranges from the Melbourne CBD using public transport. If you are coming from the city, catch a train from Flinders Street Station or Southern Cross Station. Take the “Belgrave Line” and get off at the last stop, Belgrave (it takes approx 1 hour).

      Check http://www.metlinkmelbourne.com.au for scheduled times. However, please note that the falls are a 3.3km walk each way from Belgrave.

      Regards,
      Jess

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