Olinda Falls & Mechanic Track (4.4km)

Dandenong Ranges



1.5 hrs

Grade 2






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1 Review on “Olinda Falls & Mechanic Track (4.4km)”

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  • Avatar of Liz Owen Liz Owen

    ohhhh is Mechanics Track back open now?! Happy days! The last time I went there (Dec 2021) the track was a disaster zone! I ended up traipsing very quickly and embarrassingly through someones garden to get to Dandenong Tourist Rd!

    1. Avatar of Trail Hiking Australia Trail Hiking Australia

      Liz Owen not sure if it’s back open or not. You’d have to check with the land manager

    2. Avatar of Janine Muir Janine Muir

      Liz Owen It was closed when I visited earlier this year also – will be v. glad if it’s open again 👍

    3. Avatar of Trail Hiking Australia Trail Hiking Australia

      Liz Owen just looked up the Parks Vic website. Sorry, bad news.

      Mechanics walking track from the Mt Dandenong Tourist Rd through to Falls Rd is closed due to significant damage from the June 2021 Storm. Parks Victoria is currently working with contractors on a plan to re-open this severely impacted walking track.

      Works completed so far has been the replacement of a timber bridge that was destroyed along with most of the large fallen trees having been cut through, the remaining walking track requires re-benching and tree branch removal where limbs have been partly buried due to the force of the impact with the ground.

    4. Avatar of Liz Owen Liz Owen

      Trail Hiking Australia thanks for looking that up and sharing ❤️ I’ll avoid it for a while longer

    5. Avatar of Trail Hiking Australia Trail Hiking Australia

      Liz Owen No worries. I wish there was a way for these updates to automatically appear on my site but parks Vic don’t have a facility last time I checked with them.

    6. Avatar of Liz Owen Liz Owen

      Trail Hiking Australia not surprising given that the PV website is a crime against the internet! 😂

    7. Avatar of Trail Hiking Australia Trail Hiking Australia

      Liz Owen hahaha. They almost told me the same thing many years ago when I tried to join forces with them. They looked at me across the table and whispered ‘you’re better off going it alone’.

  • Easy walk achievable for most people.
    The Olinda Falls section is very short from the car park and the falls themselves are more like a rushing creek.
    Mechanics track (hiked Sept 2023) is open again and the highlight of this as families and children can enjoy rainforest-type surrounds on an easy trail.
    Even though it’s a large sign, the sign into the track is in an odd location. I watched quite a few walkers stroll past without realising.
    Even on a dry day, the track is muddy in places.

    A good introduction to bushwalking for kids.

  • Avatar of Deb Prinzi Deb Prinzi

    Jane McQuillan ?

  • Avatar of Neil Holt Neil Holt

    Courtney ??

  • Avatar of Lisa McDonald Lisa McDonald

    Looks good

  • Avatar of Peter Fisher Peter Fisher

    Christopher Jackel

  • Avatar of Archie McDuff Archie McDuff

    Lisa McDonald??

  • Avatar of Ari Dart Ari Dart

    Lucas Andrews, this is a nice, reasonably short walk if you are ever looking for one

  • Avatar of Di Keeffe-Durling Di Keeffe-Durling

    Rob Peter

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Olinda Falls & Mechanic Track

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