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Trail & Pitstop Information



Pitstop Summary

Location Kms to Here Kms to Next
Site
Toilets Avail? Water Avail? Car
Parking Avail?
Cafes
or
Shops
Nearby

Dogs
OK?

Jells Park, Wheelers Hill - 15 Yes Yes Yes Cafe Yes
   - Wantirna Oval (Family Only Pitstop) 7.5 7.5 No Yes Yes No Yes
Bayswater Park (Marie Wallace Park) 15 9 Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Doongalla Station 24 14 Yes No Yes No No
Ferntree Gully Picnic Ground 38 12 Yes Yes Yes Shops No
Ferny Creek Reserve 50 - Yes Yes Yes No Yes


Pitstops


Start - Jells Park, Wheelers Hill

Jells Park Address: Jells Rd, Wheelers Hill
Melways:
71 K6
Facilities: Public Toilets, Cafe, BBQ's, Water, Parking
Dogs: On leash only
Rubbish: Take your rubbish with you
Entry: Enter from Waverly Rd

Exit Jells Park and follow the Dandenong Creek north, joining the Eastlink Trails. You will continue heading north and then swing around toward the east heading to the Dandenong Ranges. Arrive at Bayswater Park for a rest.


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Pit Stop 1 - Bayswater Park (Marie Wallace Park), Bayswater

Bayswater Park Address: Bayswater Rd, Bayswater
Melways:
64 F3
Facilities: Public Toilets, Water, Parking
Dogs: On leash only
Rubbish: Bins provided

You will exit Bayswater Oval and follow the Dandenong Creek Trail until it meets the base of the Dandenong Ranges. From here you will enter bush trails and start your climb through the beautiful western face of Mount Dandenong. Arrive Doongalla Station for a rest.


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Pit Stop 2 - Doongalla Station, Mt Dandenong

Doongalla Homestead Address: Doongalla Rd, The Basin
Melways:
66 D5
Facilities: Public Toilets, BBQ's, Parking
Dogs: No dogs allowed
Rubbish: Take your rubbish with you

Back onto the bush trails and continue your climb toward Mount Dandenong (Skyhigh Restaurant is not far from you here if you feel like a meal with a view). Soon you'll change direction and head south, following bush trails you'll skirt around the mountain heading to Ferntree Gully. Some great walking and challenging climbs await you on this leg of the walk. Arrive Ferntree Gully Picnic Ground.


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Pit Stop 3 - Ferntree Gully Picnic Ground

Ferntree Gully Picnic Ground Address: Mt Dandenong Tourist Road, Upper Ferntree Gully
Melways:
74 H5
Facilities: Public Toilets, Cafe (weekends), BBQ's, Water
Dogs: No dogs allowed
Rubbish: Take your rubbish with you

The last leg! Exit Ferntree Gully Picnic Ground and begin the final big push on the world famous 1000 steps (commemorating the Aussie military campaign in the Kakoda Trail during World War II) and up to One Tree Hill Picnic Ground. Now an easy descent followed by your last easy climb - and and then into the beautiful Sherbrook Forest for the last few kms.


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Finish - Ferny Creek Reserve

Ferny Creek Reserve Address: Hilton Rd, Sassafras
Melways:
75 D1
Facilities: Public Toilets, Water
Dogs: On leash only
Rubbish: Take your rubbish with you

Arrive and finish at the Ferny Creek Reserve for a well earned break - phew! You've done it!


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