Doongalla Stables to Bourke's Lookout

1 h 45 min to 2 h 45 min

1 h to 1 h 30 min

4.7 km
return

↑ 313 m
↓ -313 m

Hard track
Doongalla Stables to Bourke's Lookout walk starts from the end of Doongalla Road Forest Road, Mount Dandenong, leading to Bourke's Lookout via the Channel 10 Track. Your walk through the lush forest will take you to stunning panoramic views from Bourke's Lookout. The track has some steep and challenging sections, but overall is relatively easy and well maintained throughout. It can get slightly muddy and slippery during rainy/wet weather. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-37.8451593,145.345552)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom EastLink, M3
  • Turn on to Boronia Road Offramp then drive for 490 m
  • Continue onto Boronia Road Offramp and drive for another 6.9 km
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Boronia Road, 36 and drive for another 590 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 1 onto Forest Road, 36 and drive for another 1.9 km
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Basin - Olinda Road and drive for another 650 m
  • Turn left onto Sheffield Road and drive for another 430 m
  • Turn right onto Doongalla Road and drive for another 560 m
  • Keep left onto Simpsons Road and drive for another 2.6 km
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Track Notes
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Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 45 m (at the intersection of Doongalla Road & Channel 10 Track) turn left, to head along Channel 10 Track (a vehicle track).
After another 30 m head through/around the gate.
After another 15 m continue straight, to head along Channel 10 Track.
After another 125 m continue straight, to head along Channel 10 Track.
After another 165 m continue straight, to head along Channel 10 Track.
After another 255 m veer left, to head along Channel 10 Track.
After another 20 m (at the intersection of Dandenong Creek Track & Channel 10 Track) turn left, to head along Channel 10 Track.
After another 400 m continue straight, to head along Channel 10 Track.
After another 215 m (at the intersection of Dacite Track & Zig Zag Track) turn right, to head along Zig Zag Track.
After another 610 m continue straight.
After another 250 m (at the intersection of Kyeema Track & Birthday Hill Track) continue straight, to head along Kyeema Track.
(Bourke's Lookout) Continue another 225 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 2.3 km to get back to the start.
"Bourke's Lookout".
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Doongalla Stables to Bourke's Lookout


Grading
Class 4/6
Hard track
Length 4.7 km
Time 1 h 45 min to 2 h 45 min
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Signage Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Experience Required No experience required (2/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
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