Olinda Falls, short loop walk, the Dandenongs

Corner Falls and Doughtys Roads, Mount Dandenong

Olinda Falls, short loop walk, the Dandenongs

Corner Falls and Doughtys Roads, Mount Dandenong
12 m
.83 km
Easy
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Summary

Take a short, shady walk, then head down some steps to the delightful little Olinda Falls in the lovely Dandenong Ranges

Olinda Falls, short loop walk, the Dandenongs

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Description

This short walk to the falls begins at the Olinda Falls picnic ground car park then follows a well-marked track to the upper and lower falls viewing platforms.

There are picnic tables, running water and toilets (although these were being upgraded at the time of our visit Autumn 2019).

For a longer walk try this route which can incorporate the Cascade Track as featured at The Bushwalking Blog.

DOGS are not allowed.

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Points of Interest

1. The Falls track

It's just 340 metres from the car park area to the tracks to the Upper and Lower falls. Follow the Falls Track.

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2. The forest

Logging ceased in 1968 thankfully leaving us and native birds and animals with remnant Mountain Ash forest to explore and appreciate. Other species include Messmate Stringybark and Peppermint gums.

3. The track junction

You'll find a couple of track junctions as you near the end of the Falls track but continue until you see these signs pointing to the Upper and Lower falls. We headed to the Upper Falls first.

4. Upper Falls viewing platform

Just a few stairs down to view the falls from the Upper platform.

5. Steep stairs

The path down to the Lower Falls viewing area is made up of quite a lot of stairs so while this is a short walk some fitness is required.

6. The Olinda Falls (lower viewing area)

Best viewed after rainfall the Olinda Falls - while small - are quite lovely.

7. Another view of the falls

Mind your step and keep to the bridges, especially after rain.

Features

Natural Trail Natural Trail
General General
Picnic Spot Picnic Spot
Seating Available Seating Available
Public toilets Public toilets

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