• Olinda Falls Walk

Olinda Falls Walking Track

Olinda Falls, one of the prettiest falls in the Dandenong Ranges, our other main waterfall walk is to the Sherbrooke Falls.

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To access the Olinda Falls car park, drive along the Mt Dandenong Tourist Road, Kalorama, to the Junction of Falls Road. Follow down until the car park sign is visible, about 1 km.

The walk to the falls is pretty, though a little steep in parts. The falls themselves are not huge, but worth the walk. After heavy rains and in winter, the flow over the falls is obviously greater.

Parking is available at Olinda Falls Car Park – Corner of Falls and Doughty’s Roads.

  • Total Distance: 600m to 1.6km (depending on route taken).
  • Medium grade walk, reasonable fitness level required.
  • Toilets and parking available at Falls car park
  • Picnic tables, water and a fire pit.
  • Possible to push baby buggies for the first section, but steps are then a problem.
  • No Dogs allowed

Walking Directions – Olinda Falls

From the car park, it is a 300 metre walk to the falls (each way). Simply head straight down and follow the signs. Coming back it is an uphill climb.

To make the walk a little more interesting:

Exit the car park onto Falls Road (on foot) turn left and walk down the road for about 3 minutes. When the creek passes under the road on the bend (as in the photo below) turn left and follow Mechanics Track through the bush. This section follows the Olinda Creek and the chances of seeing a Lyrebird are quite good. We saw 2 on our last walk there.

This path goes for about 5 minutes, before joining the path that comes directly down from the Falls car park. Turn right and follow the signs down to the falls.

Return by walking back up the path to the car park.

Total Walk, if doing the extra little bit, is 1.6 km and takes about 35 minutes. Not allowing for resting and enjoying the falls.

Olinda Falls

If you are walking to the falls via the slightly longer track as in the walk details on this page, turn left onto Mechanics Track at the big tree in this photo. (Mechanics track leads off to the right also and passes through forest to join onto The Mt Dandenong Tourist Road).

Olinda Falls Walking Track

Olinda Falls Walking Track

Awesome! A Lyrebird crossed the path and another one was down by the Olinda Creek which runs along side the path on the right side.

Olinda Falls Walking Track

The slightly longer variation of the Olinda Falls walk will join the main track at this point, it is well sign posted, simply turn right to go to the falls.

Olinda Falls Walking Track

Olinda Falls Walking Track

Upper Olinda Falls. Sit and relax folks. Take a snack, smell the forest scents and listen for birds…

Olinda Falls Walking Track

Olinda Falls! not massive, but pretty. There is a viewing platform and seat, Relax… enjoy the sounds of nature…

Olinda Falls Walking Track

Return the same way, up the steps… mind any slippery spots and mud…

Olinda Falls Walking Track

Heading back up to the main car park. It is fairly steep, though levels out at this spot. Not a long walk… take your time and chill.

Click on the Black ‘Walker’ icon below to get directions. 


By |2018-09-07T07:51:57+00:00June 29th, 2018|Walking Trails|

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