Dandenong Ranges Circuit

3 h 30 min to 5 h 30 min
1 h 45 min to 3 h

11.5 km
circuit

↑ 403 m
↓ -403 m

Moderate track
Starting from intersection of Dingley Lane, Falls Road and Mathias Road the walk follows the later one and slowly descends toward Lyrebird Creek to walk beside it till Eagle Nest Picnic Ground. Stop for a snack there before you had forward. Once you leave the Olinda Creek Road the track will gradualy ascend till the end. This is a serene walk in the forest with just enough ascend to keep your heart pumping. 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 (-37.8409091,145.3682232)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom EastLink, M3
  • Turn on to Ringwood Bypass Onramp then drive for 10.8 km
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Mount Dandenong Road, 62 and drive for another 1.2 km
  • Turn left onto Mount Dandenong Road, C401, C415 and drive for another 510 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 3 onto Mount Dandenong Tourist Road, C415 and drive for another 990 m
  • Keep right onto Old Coach Road and drive for another 220 m
  • Keep right onto Old Coach Road and drive for another 305 m
  • Turn left onto Old Coach Road and drive for another 1.6 km
  • Turn sharp right onto Old Coach Road and drive for another 295 m
  • Turn slight left onto C403 and drive for another 20 m
  • Turn right onto Mount Dandenong Tourist Road, C415 and drive for another 970 m
  • Turn left onto Falls Road and drive for another 2.1 km
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 60 m (at the intersection of Mathias Road & Predator Track) continue straight, to head along Mathias Road.
After another 1.5 km (at the intersection of Mathias Road & Golf Course Track) veer right, to head along Mathias Road.
After another 290 m (at the intersection of Mathias Road & Cornus Track) continue straight, to head along Mathias Road.
After another 140 m (at the intersection of Mathias Road & Yallambee Way) continue straight, to head along Mathias Road.
After another 750 m (at the intersection of Sequoia Track & Mathias Road) continue straight, to head along Mathias Road.
After another 130 m pass the "Red Dog Hut" (10 m on your right).
After another 15 m continue straight, to head along Mathias Road.
After another 360 m continue straight, to head along Mathias Road.
After another 325 m (at the intersection of Mathias Road & Poplar Track) turn left, to head along Poplar Track (a walking track).
After another 20 m continue straight, to head along Poplar Track.
After another 135 m turn left.
After another 65 m continue straight.
After another 145 m (at the intersection of Manna Gum Loop & Manna Gum Track) continue straight, to head along Manna Gum Loop.
After another 630 m head through/around the gate.
At the intersection of Boundary Road & Manna Gum Track continue straight, to head along Prices Road (a vehicle track).
After another 930 m (at the intersection of Bulldog Avenue & Prices Road) veer left, to head along Prices Road.
After another 340 m (at the intersection of Prices Road & Chamberlain Track) turn left, to head along Chamberlain Track.
After another 390 m (at the intersection of Eagle Nest Road & Chamberlain Track) turn around.
After another 165 m head through/around the gate.
At the intersection of Eagle Nest Road & Hermon Track continue straight, to head along Eagle Nest Road (a service road).
After another 50 m pass the car park (20 m on your left).
After another 235 m (at the intersection of Eagle Nest Road & Centre Track) turn left, to head along Centre Track (a walking track).
After another 130 m (at the intersection of Eagle Nest Road & Centre Track) turn around, to head along Centre Track.
After another 65 m cross the ford.
After another 740 m continue straight.
After another 55 m turn left, to head along Olinda Creek Road.
After another 10 m turn right.
After another 45 m continue straight.
After another 30 m cross the bridge (about 6 m long)
After another 45 m turn left.
After another 95 m continue straight, to head along Delta3.
After another 590 m (at the intersection of Track 13 & Delta1) turn left, to head along Track 13 (a vehicle track).
After another 5 m (at the intersection of Track 13 & Burn-out Climb) continue straight, to head along Track 13.
After another 175 m head through/around the gate.
After another 8 m (at the intersection of Olinda Creek Road & Track 13) turn left, to head along Olinda Creek Road (a vehicle track).
After another 9 m (at the intersection of Olinda Creek Road & Georges Road) veer right, to head along Georges Road (a vehicle track).
After another 35 m head through/around the gate.
After another 160 m (at the intersection of Bargess Road & Georges Road) turn right, to head along Bargess Road.
After another 560 m (at the intersection of Bargess Road & Bartlett Road) continue straight, to head along Bargess Road.
After another 870 m (at the intersection of VW Track & Bargess Road) continue straight, to head along Bargess Road.
After another 340 m (at the intersection of Bartlett Road & Bargess Road) veer right, to head along Bartlett Road.
After another 8 m (at the intersection of Bartlett Road & Rifle Range Gully Track) continue straight, to head along Bartlett Road.
After another 360 m (at the intersection of Bartlett Road & Predator Track) turn left, to head along Predator Track (a walking track).
After another 460 m (at the intersection of Mathias Road & Predator Track) turn right, to head along Mathias Road (a vehicle track).
After another 65 m come to the end.
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Terrain
Know the Hills, grading & facilities

Dandenong Ranges Circuit


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 11.5 km
Time 3 h 30 min to 5 h 30 min
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Signage Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)

Some facilities on route
Shelter: There is one 2.9 km from the start.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Shelter
2.9 kmRed Dog Hut
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