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A great walk up to the top, seeing birds as you go. Lots of information to read on the way up about... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Katie D
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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Tough but interesting trek. We were able to learn lots about the memorial from the many placards... read more

Reviewed July 7, 2019
Katrina S
La Crete, Canada
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Mount Dandenong Tourist Road | Upper Ferntree Gully, Ferntree Gully, Victoria, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great walk up to the top, seeing birds as you go. Lots of information to read on the way up about the memorial walk. Quite steep and can be slippery if it has been raining.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Katie D
Reviewed July 7, 2019

Tough but interesting trek. We were able to learn lots about the memorial from the many placards and monuments erected at the trail head and throughout!

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Katrina S
Reviewed May 26, 2019 via mobile

The Kokoda memorial 1000 steps is a really good idea. The storys of the solder at one tree hill were particularly touching. It is a challenging walk, quite steep and slippery. But the main issue is that there are a lot of people on the...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed May 13, 2019

We stopped and took in all the information and was very impressed with the level of detail. The memorial is very tastefully done.

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank Adpo01
Reviewed April 20, 2019 via mobile

A magnificent Autumn day in Melbourne so we ventured out to the Dandenong National Park and the Kokoda Memorial Walk. The walk is challenging with a steady uphill climb. Come prepared with good walking shoes and a water bottle. The track is easy to follow...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank defa45
Reviewed January 20, 2019

Make sure you are dressed for exercise and wear good shoes. The two walks worth doing are not easy, and the steps are uneven in places. To do the two main walks you need at least 2 hours unless you're super fit, as it's about...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 20, 2019 via mobile

We used to do this walk years and years ago and then we moved away ! In that time it’s become very popular and there are times it almost needs traffic nights ! Not for the faint hearted but a great workout

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank lkamphuis
Reviewed January 12, 2019 via mobile

Ill be honest I expected there to be a littlw something more at the top. If your after somewhere to go to raise your heart rate, this is the place. But theres not much beyond a good place to exercise and some nice memorial pieces...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank MummyBearsAdventures
Reviewed January 10, 2019

The steps are quite strenuous. This is a popular walk and can get busy on weekends and holiday time. You might see native wildlife along the way.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank angedmd
Reviewed November 23, 2018

Informative display, a worthwhile effort to climb the "1000" steps (I think it's about 700 or so). The steps are a little rough in places, so you need a reasonable level of fitness. But the display is at the bottom / start of the trail,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 461GregB
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There are no official ceremonies on ANZAC Day at this site.