Holidays in Sherbrooke Forest

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Sherbrooke Forest which includes rainforest

Walk amid ancient mountain ash forests and rest at shady picnic spots in this national park, where you might glimpse a lyrebird as it dashes through the undergrowth.

Sherbrooke Forest is the largest tract of bushland in the Dandenong Ranges National Park, extending across over 1,976 acres (800 hectares) of Melbourne’s leafy east. The forest is home to vast stands of mountain ash, the world’s tallest flowering plant. Walk along picturesque trails and discover the range of native plants that grow in the mossy gullies and forested hillsides. Spot local wildlife, including cockatoos, parrots and the elusive lyrebird, or rest under a canopy of native trees at one of the forest’s scenic picnic areas.

Known to the local Aboriginal people as Corhanwarrabul, the Dandenong Ranges encompass careening hillsides of ancient eucalypt forests. Much of the Dandenong forests were used as timber reserves from the late 19th century until the region was protected in 1987. Explore Sherbrooke Forest’s magical nature trails and discover the vast diversity of plant and animal life that thrives in the region.

Begin your walk from one of the picnic grounds in the park. O’Donohue Picnic Grounds and Sherbrooke Picnic Grounds are nearest to the pretty cascades of Sherbrooke Falls. Wander through mountain ash stands and tree-fern glades to reach the waterfall and return within an hour.

Grants Picnic Ground provides the starting point for three interpretive trails, one of which is suitable for wheelchairs and prams. The longest and most challenging trail loops around eucalyptus forests and rocky ridges. Bring some snacks to enjoy as you rest at the shady picnic tables. Grants Picnic Ground has a kiosk that sells snacks and drinks, as well as seed to give to the local birdlife at the bird feeding area.

Listen out for the fascinating mimicry of the lyrebird, a magnificently plumaged and rarely seen bird that copies natural and mechanical sounds in its environment. While it commonly mimics the calls of other birds, it has also been known to make chainsaw and camera shutter sounds.

Sherbrooke Forest is a 5-minute drive northeast from Belgrave in the outer eastern suburbs of Melbourne. Maps, barbecue facilities and restrooms can be found in Sherbrooke Forest’s three major picnic grounds. The park is free to enter and open daily.

367 Cheap Hotels Near Sherbrooke Forest

Marybrooke Manor
Marybrooke Manor
4.5 out of 5
10 Sherbrooke Road, Sherbrooke, VIC
The price is AU$253 per night from 29 Jan. to 30 Jan.
Located in Sherbrooke, this luxury hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Dandenong Ranges, Dandenong Ranges National Park, and Sherbrooke Forest. Dandenongs and Alfred ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (109 reviews)
"Marybrooke has style, class & a great team that made our short stay the first of many to come."

Reviewed on 6 Aug. 2021

Marybrooke Manor
Kallista Boutique Apartment
Kallista Boutique Apartment
Melbourne, VIC
Located in Kallista, this romantic apartment building is within 2 mi (3 km) of Dandenong Ranges, Dandenong Ranges National Park, and Sherbrooke Forest. Dandenongs ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (26 reviews)
Relaxing and peaceful
"It was perfect for what me and my girls needed. A lovely little getaway, in a cosy sizeable 2 bedroom unit, so close to everything, and the Internet worked really well so it didn’t matter that there wasn’t any mobile reception unless with Telstra. Beds were super comfortable and we all slept really ..."

Reviewed on 8 Jul. 2021

Kallista Boutique Apartment
Belgrave Bed and Breakfast
Belgrave Bed and Breakfast
3.5 out of 5
11 Monbulk Road, Belgrave, VIC
Located in Belgrave, this bed & breakfast is within 2 miles (3 km) of Dandenong Ranges, Dandenong Ranges National Park and Sherbrooke Forest. Belgrave G186 Bushland ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (53 reviews)
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"Lovely setting in The Dandenongs.Convenient to the Belgrave shopping strip. Easy drive to all towns and attractions in the area."

Reviewed on 14 Apr. 2021

Belgrave Bed and Breakfast
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Top Sherbrooke Forest Hotel & Accommodation Deals

Clarendon Cottages
Clarendon Cottages
4.5 out of 5
11 Clarkmont Road, Sassafras, VIC
The price is AU$192 per night from 2 Feb. to 3 Feb.
Clarendon Cottages
Marybrooke Manor
Marybrooke Manor
4.5 out of 5
10 Sherbrooke Road, Sherbrooke, VIC
The price is AU$253 per night from 29 Jan. to 30 Jan.
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Kallista Boutique Apartment
Kallista Boutique Apartment
Melbourne, VIC
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Belgrave Bed and Breakfast
Belgrave Bed and Breakfast
3.5 out of 5
11 Monbulk Road, Belgrave, VIC
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Stones Throw Cottage Bed & Breakfast
Stones Throw Cottage Bed & Breakfast
3 out of 5
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The price is AU$230 per night from 2 Feb. to 3 Feb.
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Steep Creek Retreat
3.5 out of 5
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Aquila Nova Retreat
Aquila Nova Retreat
4.5 out of 5
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The price is AU$423 per night from 27 Jan. to 28 Jan.
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Cottages at Monreale
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