Federation Walk - 28 & 29 October


This years' Federation Walk is hosted by Melbourne Bushwalkers - planning is well ahead and bookings open on July 1. For further information follow this link.

Changes to the Packhorse Track

Many bushwalkers will have walked the delightful Packhorse Track that winds up through the forest from Howmans Gap to Falls Creek. There have been some changes to the track recently as part of Falls Creek's summer strategy. Read more

Grampians Peak Trail

Excitement in the Grampians is building, as construction on the northern and southern sections of the Peaks Trail gets underway.
Parks Victoria is working with hikers to plan the most scenic walks through the area. Watch this video

Deer Hunting on Snake Island

The Victorian Government announced recently that it would allow a trial to hunt hog deer on the island for a two year period. Bushwalking Victoria has a number of concerns reagrding this proposal. Read more ...

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Grants Picnic Ground Walks
Dandenong Ranges National Park

3.1/5 rating (14 votes)
  • Walk Length: 0.5 - 2.5 km each
  • Walk duration: 20 - 45 mins each
  • Walk Grade: Pusher/Wheelchair Very Easy
  • Walk Style: Circuit
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Grants Picnic Ground Walks

Walk Summary

Walk Category:  Short

Getting There:  Car, Train & Bus

Nearest Town:  Belgrave

Walk Area:  Melbourne - East

Distance from Melbourne GPO:  46 km

Mobile Phone Coverage:  Yes

Walk Details Collated:  2009

Walk Details Provided By:  Bushwalking Victoria

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Getting There

Melway map:  75 J3.

Car parking:  Turn into Grants Picnic Ground; free.

Public transport:
Belgrave line train to Belgrave Station.  Then bus 663, direction Lilydale Station (stop outside Community Centre, Kallista) or bus 694, direction Olinda (stop in Sherbrooke Road just past Kallista roundabout).  Return buses: direction Belgrave Station.  Note: No bus service on Sundays.

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Further Information

Parks Victoria:  Dandenong Ranges National Park (look for the Park Note on the Sherbrooke section of this park)

Dogs:  No, as this is a National Park.

Facilities:  Toilets next to the cafĂ©/shop; picnic tables, barbecues and drinking fountains to the right of the main entrance.  There are seats at Margaret Lester Track and Fern Tree Loop Walk.

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