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Address: Sherbrooke Road, Melbourne, Victoria 2004, Australia
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Hours of Serenity

Avoid the crowds at 1000 steps and actually enjoy a peaceful walk in the national park nearby. We have been 4 times and each time seen lyre birds, more parrots than you could poke... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Avoid the crowds at 1000 steps and actually enjoy a peaceful walk in the national park nearby. We have been 4 times and each time seen lyre birds, more parrots than you could poke a stick at and occasionally some fast moving swamp wallabies. A range of walks from 500m family strolls to longer 10-20km half days. A couple of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Sherbrooke forest is the best place to just walk and listen. There is so much wild life, you are never quite sure what you will come across. Lyrebirds nest on one of the tracks. I walk here with my family but run there on a Sunday morning also. If you are looking for a peaceful place away from the main... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

I loved it here. So many wild birds. You also get to feed them with a little tray. The birds have sharp claws that scratch your arms when they land on them so I would advise to wear long sleeves. But even without it was so much fun. I saw one guy with two on his shoulders and about four... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

There are beautiful walking trials that go into the forest where if you are lucky you will spot some Wildlife and you will come across Sherbrooke falls, It is also a good place for a picnic lunch, Plus a place to get to feed Parrots, Rosellas, and other types of Birds. Plus a Cafe to have a bite to eat.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

A short stroll in Sherbrooke Forest is a great addition to any day trip into the Dandenong Ranges. Depending on your time of of day/week you might be lucky to find a little bit of serenity or the place full of day visitors. The forest is an easy few minutes walk from either the O'Donohue Picnic Ground or the Sherbrooke... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Just a nice little walk part way through after a massive pub lunch. Never will get tired of the forest or any of it's wonderful surprises, even in winter it's beautiful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Included on every organised tour to the Dandenong Ranges is this stop at Sherbrooke Forest. It gets pretty busy with tour coaches but the birds know they are going to get fed and you will see lots of them at very close quarters. Its fun to try and get the white Cockatoos or Red Rosellas to eat our your hand.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Our 5yo and 2yo loved the walk, the waterfalls weren't much to see but all the same the forest is gorgeous, big trees, lovely ferns. Great and easy trip from Melbourne, definitely going back.

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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

I started my walk on a coolish Autmun foggy morning from the Grant Car Park entrance. Still being dark i had a headlamp to light my way and was the only one on this beautiful walk at this time (not surprisingly) and had the entire trail to myself. I walked clockwise following the Lyrebird walking trail and continuing on the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014 via mobile

We visited Grant's Picnic Ground in Sherbrooke Forrest. We hand fed parrots and rosellas. They stood on our arms and heads to eat seed. We also saw an echidna just wandering around eating ants. Gift shop was great and well priced. A great outing for kids or overseas visitors!

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