Grants Picnic Ground

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Oldjack
Greater Melbourne, Australia23,709 contributions
Too Many Tourists-Agressive Kookaburra's
Apr 2021
The picnic ground is fairly average place and always packed with tourists. The Hardy Gully walk that starts at the picnic ground does provide some good examples of very tall mountain ash and tree-fern lined gullies. Watch for the Kookaburra's in the picnic ground as they are quite fearless and agressive expecting food.
Written April 1, 2021
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Oldjack
Greater Melbourne, Australia23,709 contributions
Pleasant But Always Busy
Jun 2020
Grants Picnic Ground is a pleasant area in Sherbrooke Forest but it is usually crowded and offers some good views of mountain Ash and some wild life and a short walk through the bush.
Written June 18, 2020
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Peter M
London, UK1,438 contributions
Superb... Really Enjoyed
Feb 2020 • Friends
Driving between Melbourne and Yarra Valley decided to stop here for a picnic and walk around.
Lovely and fresh in amongst the trees shading us from the midday heat.
Set up lunch on the picnic table and could enjoy watching the birds flying around.
After lunch took a walk around the Margaret trail and into the goofy shop.
Most pleasurable 😀
Written February 7, 2020
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OnTheGo3175
Dandenong, Australia20 contributions
Birds and Nature at its best
Aug 2019
Lovely place for a picnic outdoors or a coffee at the tables where the most beautifully coloured rosellas will join you, and eat from your hand. Enjoy the fresh air and relax among the trees, a great spot to enjoy nature at its best.
Written November 6, 2019
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Warners1
Lake Macquarie, Australia1,194 contributions
Given 4 star because of the lovely loop walk.
Oct 2019
As a visitor to the area, I would not come here for the bird feeding. The only birds are the yellow crested cockatoos, who are savage in their frenzy to feed from the $4 tray of food. It appears there are no king parrots or other native birds, because of the cockatoos. I think this is a tourist trap, which is a shame, because the area is spectacular.
However in saying the above, the loop walk is very nice. A gentle walk through mountain ash trees, tree ferns and shrubbery. Very peaceful.
Written October 31, 2019
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Arianna
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Ruined what was a fantastic place and nature experience for the whole family!
Oct 2019 • Family
Feeding the birds is now restricted to a relatively tiny concrete and metal. Only a handful of birds there. And you have to pay $4 to even get in. It’s ruined the experience. You used to be able to feeds hundreds of birds in their natural bush environment at no cost other than the feeds.
Written October 11, 2019
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Robert H
Dandenong, Australia91 contributions
A great spot for a short hike or walk
Oct 2019 • Friends
Grant's is usually known for its bird feeding of the white cockatoo but in reality it's more than just that. There is a very good and challenging circuit walk of approx 7klm which can be extended to around 10klm. If you are lucky you can spot the beautiful lyre bird, wallaby or kangaroo. You pass through some spectacular tall timbers and ferm gullies. Finish up at Grant's picnic ground cafe for a coffee.
Written October 6, 2019
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Highadventurer
Singapore, Singapore4,694 contributions
For tourists mainly !
Sep 2019 • Friends
Locals will not come here just to see or feed the cockies , given if you live near the bush, you will often find them in your backyards esp the south eastern suburbs nearer to Mt Dandenong. Locals will bring friends and relatives here for the pictures with the birds.

Many 'foreign' locals disregard the ' don't feed the birds unless you buy $4 bird seeds from the shops' notice.

Notwithstanding signs forwarning feeding of wild birds is subject to fines but that is totally disregarded. I will leave to the park rangers to explain the seeming lack of enforcement.

There are walking paths which take you through ferntree and tall mountain Ash trees forest which would take you about 30-40 minutes to cover 1.6 km trail including a short uphill trek near the end of trail. You can double up or choose the gravel road path

Need at least 2 -3 hours here if you are to enjoy nature, walks and birds.

Written September 29, 2019
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Lyn C
Melbourne, Australia111 contributions
Cockatoo feast I the hills
Jul 2019 • Family
Although a Victorian local, this is the first time I’ve been here. Approximately 90 minutes from city centre in the Dandenong Ranges in Kallista, just past Belgrave. I’ll be honest up front, if you only Have limited time, unlikely to return, don’t come here. Go to the Dandenong Ranges Botanical Gardens(use to be known as rhododendrons gardens). Stunning.
The car park is tight, so large SUV or caravans aren’t ideal. Though they do have BUS parking I assume this is for the tourist commercial market. It’s free to park, and picnic in the pretty surrounds. Walking trails , of which there are a few, are poorly sign posted and very slippery/ muddy in the winter. To feed the birds costs $4 for a Tin plate of seed. The only birds eating were cockatoos. Although interesting, and LOUD, it wasn’t what I was led to believe. No rosellas or kookaburra in the feeding area. You will see and hear them in picnic ground. The bird feeding area to the left of cafe costs nothing to stand around and watch the tourists off the buses feed the birds. A budget friendly and safer options! Cafe is licensed, typical menu, I’d take a picnic or bbq as there are quite a few in grounds. The trees are gorgeous and a great place for the toddlers to wander. There are toilets, but I’d have to say they were absolutely disgusting. Now I’ve been to my fair share of parks and nature areas, but these toilets were filthy. Hold on, go in Belgrave maccas. A good 1-2 hr stop on your exploration of the area.
Written July 24, 2019
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ezekiel19
Singapore, Singapore593 contributions
Disappointing
Jun 2019 • Family
We went in early June, it was cold. Don't see any picnic ground. Need to purchase seeds to get close to the birds. It's a small enclosed area. The drive up was scenic, but it has nothing to do with this place. Driving to other places in the Dandenong is just as nice. Not worth the while for me. There is a small restaurant and gift shop next to it. Overpriced souvenirs.
Written June 7, 2019
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