Grasmere Picnic Area (Cardinia Creek Parklands)


Grasmere Picnic Area (Cardinia Creek Parklands)

Cardinia Creek Parklands are located in the southeast growth corridor of metropolitan Melbourne and extend from the Harkaway foothills to the open plains south of Beaconsfield. It is an important wildlife corridor that extends to the Dandenong Ranges through to Western Port. Grasmere Picnic area is located within this park area, which includes a wetland area and walking track which links to Buchanan Road.

Ensure you pack a picnic lunch as Grasmere Picnic Area is an open parkland allowing for recreational activities such as walking, picnicking, bird and wildlife viewing and cycling. It is surrounded by Farmland and bushland along the creek corridors. There is a one-kilometer circuit walk where you might spot the odd kangaroo or wallaby. You can venture out to the wetlands where there is an abundance of birdlife to view.

Snakes are active in the warmer months, so please stay on the existing paths to avoid any unnecessary encounters.

Before you visit check the Fire Danger Rating and for days of Total Fire Ban at, on the VicEmergency smartphone app or call the VicEmergency Hotline on 1800 226 226.

How to get there

Grasmere Picnic Area (Cardinia Creek Parklands)

Need to know

Grasmere Picnic Area (Cardinia Creek Parklands)

Warnings & Restrictions


Dogs are allowed but must be on a leash


  • No motorbikes/trailbikes
  • No drones without a permit
  • No fires permitted
  • No horses
  • No firearms allowed
  • No camping
  • No fishing


  • Other warnings
    • Trees may fall take care
    • Limbs may fall take care
  • Animals and pests
    • Swooping magpies
    • Beware European wasps
    • Snakes

Be Prepared

Stay safe and get the most out of your park visit by preparing for natural hazards and other outdoor risks in Victoria’s parks. You are responsible for your own safety and the safety of those in your care. Find out more.
By using our site you accept that we use and share cookies and similar technologies with certain approved third parties. These tools enable us to improve your website experience and to provide content and ads tailored to your interests. By continuing to use our site you consent to this. Please see our Privacy Policy for more information.