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“Alternatives to the 1000 steps”

Kokoda Trail Memorial Walk
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Melbourne, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
47 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Alternatives to the 1000 steps”
Reviewed June 9, 2014

The 1000 steps in the Dandenongs gets really busy almost everyday of the year no matter what the weather conditions. Try going really early (just after sunrise) or try one of the other tracks. My favourite is the Bellevue track. You can get to it from the very bottom of the car park. It is a longer more sustained walk, about 1 1/2 hrs from the car park to One tree hill picnic ground and back. If you are looking for a real challenge, take the Bellevue track to the water tank, then stony rise walk and then the View track. This is a real killer. Going this way its is a 2 hr round trip.

Visited May 2014
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“Awesome for Fitness Junkies!”
Reviewed June 5, 2014

The 1000 steps trail is steep, long and very tiring. But beautiful scenery, lovely fresh air and great for fitness junkies! Highly recommend for a day with your friends of fitness followed by a BBQ at the base. Beautiful!

Visited April 2014
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“1000 steps”
Reviewed May 27, 2014

We love this! A great walk. Not for the unfit! Its a bit of a hike from the carpark! Lovely scenery and a great tribute

Visited February 2014
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Great walk and as challenging as you make it”
Reviewed May 2, 2014

Affectionally known as the 1000 steps, the Kokoda Trail Memorial Walk is dedicated to those forces who served in Kokoda during the war. The 1000 steps represent the harsh conditions they faced and provides a fantastic perspective to anyone that walks it.

Visited August 2013
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“Great cardiovascular workout”
Reviewed April 29, 2014 via mobile

Once you get past half way it gets easier, my third time going up gets easier the more you do it pack light and dress appropriate to the weather, I recommend not wearing to many jackets if cold you'll warm up pretty quickly, bring some food and drinks bbq area in park.

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