Kokoda Track Memorial Walk (Dandenong Ranges National Park)

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Kokoda Track Memorial Walk (Dandenong Ranges National Park)

Affectionately known as the 1000 Steps, people come from across Melbourne to test their fitness against the Kokoda Track Memorial Walk. Look out for the bronze plaques that pay tribute to those who died on the Kokoda Track in Papua New Guinea during the Second World War.

How to get there

Kokoda Track Memorial Walk (Dandenong Ranges National Park)

Facilities

Playscape

Need to know

Kokoda Track Memorial Walk (Dandenong Ranges National Park)

Warnings & Restrictions

Dogs

Dogs are not allowed

Restrictions

  • No bicycles
  • No dogs, cats, pets allowed
  • No horses
  • Restricted opening hours
  • No camping
  • Management vehicle only
  • No fires permitted

Warnings

  • Other warnings
    • Limbs may fall take care
    • Trees may fall take care
  • Terrain hazards
    • Slippery surface
    • Steep track

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.

Change of Conditions

Nature being nature, sometimes conditions can change at short notice. It’s a good idea to check this page ahead of your visit for any updates.

Tree Fern Loop Walking Track closed indefinitely

Tree Fern Loop Track in the Sherbrooke Forest area of the Dandenong Ranges National park is closed indefinitely due to a tree falling and destroying the access foot bridge, this bridge was removed in 2015. The remaining section of track is now completely closed due to another access bridge being destroyed along with major tree fall across the track destroying hand rails and a viewing platform.

Sassafras Creek Trail closed between Moxams Road and Baynes Park

Sassafras Creek Trail is closed between Moxams Road and Baynes Park until further notice due to severe damage from a fallen tree.

Wattle Track (in Sherbrooke Forest) closed indefinitely

Wattle Track in the Sherbrooke Forest area of the Dandenong Ranges National park is closed indefinitely due to a tree falling and destroying the Wattle Track (Long Bridge) foot bridge. Walkers can use Monument Track as an alternative route.

Ramblers Track closed

Ramblers Track at Ferntree Gully is closed until further notice due to a fallen tree blocking access.

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