Olinda Falls Walking Track

30 min to 40 min

1.1 km

↑ 86 m
↓ -86 m

Moderate track
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.
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
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.
Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-37.8342792,145.37013)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Burwood Highway, 26
  • Turn on to then drive for 2.3 km
  • Keep right onto Mountain Highway, 28 and drive for another 4.1 km
  • Turn left onto Bayswater Road, 7 and drive for another 750 m
  • Turn right onto Canterbury Road, 32 and drive for another 6.9 km
  • At roundabout, take exit 3 onto Mount Dandenong Tourist Road, C415 and drive for another 990 m
  • Keep right onto Old Coach Road and drive for another 220 m
  • Keep right onto Old Coach Road and drive for another 305 m
  • Turn left onto Old Coach Road and drive for another 1.6 km
  • Turn sharp right onto Old Coach Road and drive for another 295 m
  • Turn slight left onto C403 and drive for another 20 m
  • Turn right onto Mount Dandenong Tourist Road, C415 and drive for another 970 m
  • Turn left onto Falls Road and drive for another 1.1 km
  • Keep right and drive for another 45 m
Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Turn map Directions & comments
Start heading along Falls Track.
Olinda Falls Picnic Ground (about 10 m back from the start).
After another 55 m pass the water tap (9 m on your left).
Then pass the sign (5 m on your right).
After another 15 m pass the toilet (15 m on your left).
This toilet is wheelchair accessible. This toilet is male and female.
After another 10 m continue straight, to head along Falls Track.
After another 230 m (at the intersection of Cascade Track & Falls Track) continue straight (a walking track).
After another 25 m veer right.
After another 55 m come to the "Upper Viewing Platform" (on your right).
Then pass the "Olinda Creek waterfall upper" (10 m on your right).
After another 3 m turn right.
After another 25 m pass a seat (5 m on your left)., has no backrest.
After another 15 m turn right.
After another 25 m pass a seat (on your right)., has no backrest.
After another 40 m pass the "Olinda Creek waterfall middle" (7 m on your left).
Veer right.
Continue another 55 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 550 m to get back to the start.
"Lower Viewing Platform".
"Olinda Creek waterfall lower".
Know the Hills, grading & facilities

Olinda Falls Walking Track

Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 1.1 km
Time 30 min to 40 min
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (1/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (2/6)
Experience Required No experience required (2/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)

Some facilities on route
Toilet: There is one 90 m from the start.

Seat: There are 2 on route, on average they are 370 m apart with the largest gap of 610 m.

Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
90 m[toilet]
440 m[seat]
480 m[seat]
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