Hiking in The Dandenong Ranges
Danenong Ranges National Park. Danenong Ranges National Park is made up of several reserves, including the Sherbrooke Forest, which contains Sherbrooke Falls. Trails include the Olinda Forest Trail (from Mt. Dandenong to Kallista), the Western Trail from the top of Mt. Dandenong to Ferntree Gully, the Sherbrooke Loop, and the Tourist Track from Sassafras to Emerald. Brochures and a trail map are available from the visitor information center at Upper Ferntree Gully and some cafés in the area. Trail maps can also be found on the park's website. www.parkweb.vic.gov.au.
Heidelberg School Artists' Trail. Heidelberg School Artists' Trail is a great way to stay fit and brush up on Australian art. The trail commemorates famous Melbourne artists of the late 19th century, including Arthur Streeton, Tom Roberts, and Frederick McCubbin, who all painted around the Heidelberg area east of Melbourne. The Dandenongs section of this 40-km (25-mi) trail (which begins in Templestowe, Melbourne) displays 9 of the route's 57 intepretive signs explaining the artists' work. 13-1963 (Parks Victoria). www.artiststrail.com.
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