Enjoy the National Parks and State Forests of the Dandenong Ranges. With the beauty and tranquillity of the natural environment, there are thousands of special spots to discover as you find yourself getting back to nature and get up close and personal to thenative flora and fauna.

Birdsland Reserve

Located in the southern area of the Dandenong Ranges, between Belgrave and Lysterfield Lake Park, is Birdsland Reserve, a 75ha bushland reserve that is home to native birds and animals. You may even spot a Platypus!

Borthwick Park Playground

Borthwick Park Playground
This large playground was constructed in 2011 and is particularly good for younger children, with an enormous 360 degree basket swing for older kids. This playground has lots of shade beneath giant California Redwoods and is adjacent to Belgrave Swimming Pool. No toilets.

Camping in the Dandenong Ranges

Camping in the Dandenong Ranges is the ultimate in a camping holiday! Watch the sunrise over the mountain from your tent, trek through the gorgeous forest or even spy an elusive lyrebird.

Dandenong Ranges National Park

Stunning bushland of towering Mountain Ash and Fern Gullies that are home to crystal clear streams and falls, native bird-life and animals . This cool escape offers a place to get back to nature within an hour of Melbourne.

Emerald Lake Park

Discover all Emerald Lake Park has to offer – paddle boat rides, model railway display, café, free barbeque facilities, Puffing Billy, walking tracks, seasonal wading pool, fishing. The Environment Centre offers a live aquatic display, information on flora and fauna, and information on the park.

Grants on Sherbrooke

Whether you’re taking a bush walk or enjoying a drink or a delicious meal, you know you’re in good hands at Grants.

Grants Picnic Ground

Situated in the Sherbrooke Forest, Grants Picnic Ground is one of the top attractions of the Dandenong Ranges and is famous for its abundance of nature and walking tracks.

Kalorama Lookout

Kalorama Lookout is located on the Mount Dandenong Tourist Road at the Five Ways intersection. The lookout provides one of the finest vantage points to view the Dandenong Ranges, surrounding foothills and Yarra Ranges in the distance.

Kays Picnic Ground

Close to the Sassafras end of the Dandenong Ranges Tourist Track is Kays Picnic Ground where you can stop to smell the gum trees and watch the wildlife!