Grants Picnic Ground & Walks
Grants Picnic Ground is located within the Sherbrooke Forest, the largest section of Dandenong Ranges National Park. A number of walking tracks, starting from the picnic grounds, enable you to discover some of the plants and animals of Sherbrooke.
Bird Feeding Area: Visitors must purchase a token from "Grants on Sherbrook' kiosk to enable them to enter the fenced Bird Feeding area and obtain a measured amount of seed to be offered to the wild birds. Visitors are not permittedto bring in their own seed nor offer seed or other food items to birds outside of the Bird Feeding area. There are no other areas within the Dandenong Ranges National Park where seed can be offered to native birds.
Margaret Lester Forest Walk
300m, 30 min loop. Grade: Easy. Located at Grants Picnic Ground this hardsurfaced track has been especially designed to offer those with limited mobility the opportunity to experience the beautiful forest.
Hardy Gully Nature Walk
700m, 45 min loop. Grade: Easy to Moderate. This walk takes you back in time to ancient origins – remnant Cool Temperate rainforest which are threatened throughout the world. Interpretive panels reveal secrets of the forest.
Eastern Sherbrooke Forest Walk
7.1km, 2 hour loop. Grade: Moderate to Difficult. This is a round trip starting and finishing at Grants Picnic Ground. The route follows Lyrebird walk, then Neumann Track, passing through cleared areas of bush created by the successive wildfires of the early 1900s. At Paddy Track junction follow the track downhill before climbing Welch Tracks and following Coles Ridge Track back to the picnic ground. Most of the walk is through Mountain Ash and Messmate Stringybark forest. There are steep sections on Paddy and Welch Track which may be slippery when wet.
There are three areas where designated disabled parking is provided. The first is next to the cafe. There are two 3.6m wide bays here. The surface is asphalt. There is an asphalt pathway next to the carpark that leads directly to the toilet facilities and cafe.
Grants on Sherbrook Website