Walk Category: Short
Getting There: Car, Bus
Walk Area: Melbourne - South
Distance from Melbourne GPO: 28 km
Mobile Phone Coverage: Yes
Walk Details Collated: 2011
Walk Details Provided By: Bushwalking Victoria
Want access to all the information we have on each walk, including full walk descriptions, and where available a basic map of the walk? Your options are:
Melways: 88 D8
Car: Take Nepean Highway south, turning into Lower Dandenong Rd and then right turning into Braeside Park. Or take Citylink to the S.E. Suburbs, getting off at Clayton Rd and heading south. Turn right into Lower Dandenong Rd, then left into Braeside Park. Be careful as there is little advance warning of the park entrance.
Car parking: Free parking is available in 10 car parks throughout the park. Enter via Lower Dandenong Rd to access car park 10 (information centre) or car park 6 and 7 which give closer access to the Nature Trail.
Bus number 812 services Braeside Park and stops along Lower Dandenong Rd
Bus number 811 terminating at Dandenong Station stops on Lower Dandenong Rd allowing access by a short walk into the information centre.
Opening Hours: Opens at 8:30am, closes at 5:00pm in winter; 6:00pm in spring and 8:00pm during daylight savings. The car park at the Governor Rd entrance closes at 4pm.
Dogs: Dogs are not permitted in the park.
Park Maps available at the Braeside Park Information Centre
Parks Victoria: Braeside Park
Facilities: There are many picnic tables close to the information centre, and drinking fountains along the nature walk. and Wetlands walk. Toilets are located at the information centre and at the Governors Rd Car Park area. There is an exciting adventure playground located in front of the information centre. Rubbish bins are not provided so please take all rubbish with you.
Bushwalking Victoria's advocacy efforts aim to proactively influence decisions that impact on bushwalking and bushwalkers in Victoria, by engaging with key decision makers and land managers such as Parks Victoria and the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP)to ensure that bushwalking issues and opportunities are understood and considered when policies and decisions are made that impact on the bushwalking community in Victoria.
Below is a list of campaigns that we encourage you to join: