• Length: 15.7km

  • Duration: 4.5hrs

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: Olinda

  • End: Olinda

  • Location: Dandenong Ranges

  • Closest Town: Olinda

  • Distance from CBD: 49km

  • State: VIC

  • Latitude: -37.8557104804

  • Longitude: 145.3660531249

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Dandenong Ranges Circuit is a 15.7km, grade 3 Circuit hike located in Dandenong Ranges Victoria. The hike should take approximately 4.5hrs to complete.


The circuit walk of the summit of Mt Dandenong links two large sections of the national park, visits Olinda Falls, Mt Dandenong, Arboretum and two of the best view points overlooking Melbourne.


Total distance: 15763 m
Max elevation: 625 m
Min elevation: 381 m
Total climbing: 1044 m
Total descent: -1044 m
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10 thoughts on “Dandenong Ranges Circuit (15.7km)

  1. So Helen and I completed this today. A great walk though I need to get better at navigating. Became even longer. Great views, clear day and lots of good climbs.

  2. Walked on 15 Apr in anticlockwise direction. Good walk and surprised me on the last hill. Caution required on Mechanics Track if wet (slippery).
    Great walk but we needed to allow extra time (about 5 hours)

  3. We did this under 4 hours on 6/5/17 in an anticlockwise direction. This is the best option as Mechanics Tk can be slippery in Autumn/Winter.
    I used an Android App called Maverick for navigating around this area. Make sure you open the App in Olinda to download the map before setting off.

  4. I ran this yesterday – A great loop with awesome views. Such a beautiful track! I found the trails well groomed and navigation was easy with the gpx file.

  5. Walked this on 29/12/18 anticlockwise, great hike, took 4.5 hours. Both the “link trails” between Dandenong Creek Track and Range Rd were closed so I walked down the road a bit and went down Todd Rd.