Sherbrooke Falls Walking track

Sherbrooke Falls, one of the most popular walks in the Dandenongs and one of the closest waterfalls to Melbourne. The falls are not huge by any means and are best seen after heavy rains. It is the ‘Journey, not just the destination’. The walk is very pretty, easy to do, involving some steps when crossing over the bridge by the falls. The Sherbrooke Forest is quite a large area with a number of access points.

Olinda Falls is another pretty spot to visit with two viewing areas. Another walk to tick off your list!

A number of tracks intersect the Sherbrooke Falls trail, making it a little confusing at times.

Walk Notes:

  • Total Distance: 2.4km
  • Walking time: 45 minutes
  • Easy grade walk
  • Possible to push baby buggies, though some steps to negotiate at the falls.
  • No dogs allowed.
  • Picnic Tables and BBQ’s at Sherbrooke Picnic ground
  • Toilets available.
  • Parking at Sherbrooke Picnic Ground

Sherbrooke Falls Walk:

  • From the car park, follow the sign to the falls. The track is easy to follow initially, passing by a wonderful old tree with a hollowed centre, kids love to go inside.
  • At the first junction point, the signage is not at all clear. The falls can be accessed from either track.  To make a loop walk, follow the track on the left and continue, another track joins in, but keep heading in a clockwise direction.
  • The viewing area is from the walkway across the falls. As mentioned, the falls are not huge by any stretch of the imagination, but it is a really pretty spot and the walk is through superb forest. Visiting in winter and after heavy rains is the best time to see a good flow over the falls.
  • After crossing the bridge, turn right and follow the path back up the hill.(Turning left will take walkers down towards Belgrave and Micawber Tavern…)
  • The path forks again, to the left it heads to the west side of Sherbrooke Forest. Continue right to return to the car park.

Sherbrooke Falls Walking Track Dandenong Ranges

Sherbrooke Falls Walking Track Dandenong Ranges

At the first junction point, the signage is not at all clear. The falls can be accessed from either track.  To make a loop walk, follow the track on the left and continue, another track joins in, but keep heading in a clockwise direction.

Sherbrooke Falls Walking Track Dandenong Ranges

Sherbrooke Falls Walking Track Dandenong Ranges

The viewing area is from the walkway across the falls. As mentioned, the falls are not huge by any stretch of the imagination, but it is a really pretty spot. Visiting in winter and after heavy rains would be the best times to see a good flow over the falls.

Sherbrooke Falls Walking Track Dandenong Ranges

Sherbrooke Falls Walking Track Dandenong Ranges

Sherbrooke Falls Walking Track Dandenong Ranges

One of my favourite trees in the Dandenongs. The burls are awesome. It is on the main trail when returning to the Sherbrooke picnic grounds.

Rosellas and other native birds can be seen at the picnic ground, it is one of the nicest spots to view them. Feeding the birds is not allowed.

Sherbrooke Falls Walking Track Dandenong Ranges

Sherbrooke Falls Walking Map

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