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Challenging walk

Came here on the school holidays about 9.30 and while there was lots of cars and people here... read more

Reviewed 13 April 2018
ccl_1978
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Bendigo, Australia
Don't stop at the top!

My husband and I recently did the 1000 steps Kakoda track on Mt Dandenong. It was a Saturday... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2018
Gwyneth A
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 13 April 2018

Came here on the school holidays about 9.30 and while there was lots of cars and people here already we easily got a park. Walked the steep hill to the bottom of the steps - probably about 15 minutes from the car park to the...More

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

My husband and I recently did the 1000 steps Kakoda track on Mt Dandenong. It was a Saturday morning and quite crowded, but still OK. The memorials to the soldiers who fought on the Kakoda Trail in PNG in WWII made for interesting reading. They...More

Thank Gwyneth A
Reviewed 5 February 2018

Took some visitors from Overseas there during January on our way to Puffing Billy. Was a weekday during school holidays about 10.30am quite humid not to hot. Was a bit concerned what I had done as everyone was in gym clothing we were just dressed...More

Thank Dominique J
Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

I went to the thousand steps this morning in the wet and light rain. I'd recommend doing it in this weather as there is not many people in your way and plenty of under cover bbq. Track wasn't slippery much either.

Thank paul b
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Quite easy to park the car near by. Managed to finish a round trip within an hour or so. Good to see lots of greens. The track is quite busy actually, and was a bit disappointed after finishing the steps as I were expecting some...More

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Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

On the weekend I went to the thousands steps. Being a nice day and a weekend it was very busy as is to be expected so the carpark was completely full. My friend and I found a park on the side of the road that...More

Thank andersonmichelle1
Reviewed 10 December 2016

Tree Fern Gully Track (no relation to Fern Gully movie sadly) was an enchanting hike for us recently when in the Melbourne CBD. Do the 1000 steps but be sure to know your limits and take your time if you need to, they can be...More

Thank JGDynamo
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Such a beautiful spot. The 1000 steps is pretty challenging for beginners but definitely worth the visit. It is educational and has plaques with information on the way up the stairs. In winter it can be a bit slippery. The beautiful sounds of the water...More

Thank rosam337
Reviewed 5 August 2016

It is very close to Melbourne's CBD which makes it ideal for many locals as well as tourist, unfortunately I am not big on crowds

Thank Mem A
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Very busy place on Anzac Day. It was a good hike, more challenging than I thought because the steps are uneven. Some are low and some high. Good day out, should have brought a picnic rug in a backpack.

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