Dandenong Ranges Circuit (15.7km)

Dandenong Ranges



4.5 hrs

Grade 3



Hike summary

Route and GPX file

Trail Features

Gear you might need

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Access Conditions

Getting there

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About the region

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0 Reviews on “Dandenong Ranges Circuit (15.7km)”

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  • Amanda Cole

    Chloe Farrow

  • Gpx file was horrible and super inaccurate

  • Joe Paolacci

    Jim White

    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. Darren Edwards Post author

      Thanks for your comment Rory, If you have a current GPX file that I can compare and replace, that would be appreciated. I have had hundreds of people complete this circuit and no one commented that it was wrong so I am intrigued as to why you felt it was.

    3. The Mechanics Walk section of this circuit is no longer accessible due to storm damage from earlier this year. Falls Road is now the most direct way to Olinda Falls.

    4. Rhiannon Riches

      Vaughan Bowman

    5. 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)

    6. Suresh Pathy

      Walked on 27.8.16 in an anticlockwise direction, seems to be the best for the slopes in wet conditions
      Excellent walk all around

    7. 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.

    8. 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.

    9. Walked this route yesterday 26/08/19, the path from Basin-Olinda Road to Range Rd was nowhere to be found requiring a detour along the road. Took me longer than most clocking up 5.5 hours and 16.36 km without the Skyhigh section. The section between Olinda Falls and the Arboretum was very muddy and slippery which is what cost me most of the extra time and oh boy I did not need that last climb at the end! However beautiful views and well worth the effort.

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