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Dandenong Ranges National Park

Dandenong Ranges National Park

The Greater Melbourne region of Victoria is home to the Dandenong Ranges National Park. It is an Australian national park. It covers 3,540 ha (8.700 acres). It lies between Ferntree Gully, Boronia (31 kms/19 miles), and Silvan (45 kms/28 miles). It is located east of Melbourne City Centre.

This park includes the Ferntree Gully National Park and Sherbrooke Forest, as well as Doongalla Estate, as well as Sherbrooke Forest. It was established 13 December 1987. Olinda State Forest, Mt. Officially, the national parks were expanded with the additions of Evelyn Reserve and Montrose Reserve.

This area was home to Woewurrong Aboriginals and Bunurong Aboriginals. The forest was degraded because it was a major source of timber for Melbourne. The area was home to a significant amount of farming in the second half the 20th century. The “Puffing Bill”, a narrow-gauge railway that ran from Ferntree Gully in 1900 to Gembrook, was also narrow gauge. Tourism flourished in the 1870s. Fern Tree Gully was established as the first national park in 1882. Later, additional areas were added. In 1987, the current national park was created.

The Dandenong Ranges National Park can be divided into five sections

  • Doongalla Forest: This forest contains Mount Dandenong and the SkyHigh lookout, which offers stunning views of Melbourne’s eastern suburbs.
  • Ferntree Gully can be found in the southern-western section Dandenong Ranges National Park. It lies between Boronia (to its west), Ferntree Gully (to its south) and Upwey, (to its east). Tremont and Sassafras are located to the east, while The Basin can be found north. One Tree Hill is reached via the Thousand Steps Trail. The steep, 700-step trail covers 2.5km (1.6 miles) and commemorates the Battle for the Kokoda track. Tourists and fitness enthusiasts alike love this step. These steps are a popular way for teams to improve their fitness. These steps were built in the early 1960s to allow for the climb up One Tree Hill. According to the 1868 Tourist Guide all parks had dense forest vegetation. According to a survey, 82% of park visitors used it for exercise on weekends. Picnics are very popular in this park.
  • Mount Evelyn Forest is located in the northernmost portion of the park
  • Olinda Forest is located on Mount Dandenong’s eastern slopes
  • Sherbrooke Forest

Parks are located in urban areas, so wild animals are not allowed to roam for a long time. The entire Dandenong Ranges was banned from cat-landing in 2005. Since then, the number and variety of Lyrebirds has increased dramatically.


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