Starting from the Olinda Falls Picnic Ground on Falls Road, Dandenong Ranges National Park, this walk leads to Olinda Falls and back via the Falls Track. Enjoy this peaceful walk that takes you through tall gum trees and ferns, surrounded by the sounds of chirping birds and the fragrance of the flora. The Olinda Falls boasts a viewing platform and various lookouts, from where you have views of the cascading falls and the surrounding landscape. It's a great place to relax, have a quiet picnic, and appreciate the nature. Keep an eye out for the local wildlife, which includes emus, wombats, possums, lyrebirds, king parrots and rosellas. The falls are small, and are best appreciated after heavy rains. However, the track can also get quite muddy and slippery after recent rainfall. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.