Sherbrooke Picnic ground (Dandenong Ranges National Park)


Sherbrooke Picnic ground (Dandenong Ranges National Park)

Sherbrooke Picnic Ground lies on the edge of the Sherbrooke Forest. Enjoy a picnic in the surrounds of this magnificent and endangered cool temperate rainforest before wandering out to Sherbooke Falls.

How to get there

Sherbrooke Picnic ground (Dandenong Ranges National Park)


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Need to know

Sherbrooke Picnic ground (Dandenong Ranges National Park)

Warnings & Restrictions


Dogs are not allowed


  • No camping
  • No firearms allowed
  • No bicycles
  • No fires permitted
  • No dogs allowed


  • Other warnings
    • Limbs may fall take care

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.

Olinda Falls Toilet Closed

The Olinda Falls toilet is closed indefinitely, nearby toilets at Kalorama Park or in the Olinda Township are open.

Olinda Falls Lower Viewing Platform - update

The Olinda Falls lower viewing platform is currently closed due to severe damage caused by a fallen tree. All access to the lower falls area is closed to the public. The viewing platform is expected to be replaced sometime in 2024.

Mechanics Walking Track Closed between Mt Dandenong Tourist Road and Falls Road

  • Mechanics walking track from the Mt Dandenong Tourist Rd through to Falls Rd is closed due to significant damage from the June 2021 Storm.  Parks Victoria is currently working with contractors on a plan to re-open this severely impacted walking track. 
  • Works completed so far has been the replacement of a timber bridge that was destroyed along with most of the large fallen trees having been cut through, the remaining walking track requires re-benching and tree branch removal where limbs have been partly buried due to the force of the impact with the ground.

Deer control in the Dandenong Ranges National Park

Parks Victoria are continuing deer control in the Dandenong Ranges National Park. This program will be taking place between the hours of 4pm and 7am on a number of nights between the 1st of November 2023 and the 30th of November 2024. These control works are being undertaken by accredited and authorised contractors.
For reasons of public safety, various areas of the park will be inaccessible from dusk until dawn throughout this period.
For your safety please observe all closure signage during this time and do not enter any closed areas.
For further information please call 131963

Wattle Track Bridge Closure Update

Wattle Track Bridge in Sherbrooke Forest is closed due to significant structural damage to the Foot Bridge by a fallen tree. Parks Victoria has engaged a contractor to commence construction works in March 2024, it is anticipated that the bridge will be opened by May 2024. The existing damaged timber bridge will be replaced with an all steel constructed bridge which includes a non slip FRP decking, during the construction period there may be some delays along Sherbrooke Track as building materials are carried to the site, Sherbrooke track will remain open.

Mathias Road Closure

A section of Mathias Road (Hamer Arboretum) will be closed to walkers between the 18th and 22nd of December inclusive. The Closure is to allow for the safe replacement of a large creek culvert that has collapsed, the location of the works and track closure point is here: 
Walkers will not be able to enter, walk through or around he work site during this time, please seek an alternative route. The majority of the road will remain open during this time.

Silvan Rd temporary closure for maintenance

Please note that Silvan Rd (between Olinda Creek Rd and Chalet Rd) will be temporarily closed for maintenance works from today until 13 December between 8am and 5pm.

Emergency access can be facilitated by contacting the site manager Scott Alkemade on 0408 379 420.

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