Sherbrooke Forest is one of Melbourne’s most popular tourist destinations and it’s easy to see why.
Many of the walking tracks in this forest make you feel as if you’ve slipped into prehistoric times. That’s because of the wide diversity of flora and fauna. Mountain Ash trees, the tallest flowering trees in the world, tower overhead. Their canopy shelters the tangle of tree ferns and other temperate rainforest plants below.
It’s the perfect habitat for lyrebirds and Sherbrooke Forest has plenty of them! There are also Wombats, Swamp Wallabies, Ring-tailed and Brush-tailed Possums and, it’s said, the elusive Blue-winged Parrot.
You have a number of walking trails to choose from. A 2.4km walk from O’Donohue Picnic Ground takes you to the falls. They are always picturesque, but have a stronger water flow in the cooler, wetter months.
Grants Picnic Ground is another pretty spot in the area. You can hand-feed feed native birds there. And the historic Alfred Nicholas Gardens are spectacular all year round.
Wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes.
Dogs are not permitted.
Address: O’Donohue Picnic Ground, Sherbrooke Lodge Road, Sherbrooke VIC
Website: Sherbrooke Forest
Ferny Hill Retreat to Sherbrooke Forest: 18 minutes 15km