Best forests in Melbourne

Check out the top forests in Melbourne, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Melbourne Museum
1. Melbourne Museum
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112 local reviews
11 Nicholson St, Carlton
Closed · Opens Sat 10:00 AM
+61 3 8341 7777
MuseumPoint of interestEstablishment
M L
Inside, you'll find: -the Forest Gallery, the living heart of the museum and home to tall trees and wondrous w…
Michelle
Inside, you'll find: -the Forest Gallery, the living heart of the museum and home to tall trees and wondrous w…
Amanda
Walk through an Australian Forest setting inside the museum! It's my favourite part because you're inside and …
1. Melbourne Museum
1. Melbourne Museum
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112 local reviews
11 Nicholson St, Carlton
Closed · Opens Sat 10:00 AM
+61 3 8341 7777
M L
M L
Inside, you'll find: -the Forest Gallery, the living heart of the museum and home to tall trees and wondrous wildlife -the Science and Life …
Michelle
Michelle
Inside, you'll find: -the Forest Gallery, the living heart of the museum and home to tall trees and wondrous wildlife -the Science and Life …
Amanda
Amanda
Walk through an Australian Forest setting inside the museum! It's my favourite part because you're inside and outdoors at the same time.
2. Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne
2. Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne
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244 local reviews
Birdwood Ave, South Yarra
Closed · Opens Sat 7:30 AM
+61 3 9252 2300
ParkPoint of interestEstablishment
Jane
One of the finest botanic gardens in the world, the Royal Botanical Gardens are one of Melbourne’s most glorio…
Jack
Established in 1846 and extending over 36 hectares, these gardens are one of the finest examples of Victorian-…
Mary
You could spend a whole day here.
2. Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne
2. Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne
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244 local reviews
Birdwood Ave, South Yarra
Closed · Opens Sat 7:30 AM
+61 3 9252 2300
Jane
Jane
One of the finest botanic gardens in the world, the Royal Botanical Gardens are one of Melbourne’s most glorious attractions. Sprawling besi…
Jack
Jack
Established in 1846 and extending over 36 hectares, these gardens are one of the finest examples of Victorian-era landscaped gardens in the …
Mary
Mary
You could spend a whole day here.
3. William Ricketts Sanctuary
3. William Ricketts Sanctuary
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18 local reviews
1402-1404 Mount Dandenong Tourist Road, Mount Dandenong
Closed · Opens Sat 10:00 AM
13 19 63
ParkEstablishment
Sue
Sculpture in the forest by William Rickets who made Aboriginal Faces appear like they were a part of the natur…
Jay
Within the sanctuary grounds, there are over 90 different sculptures depicting the aboriginal people engaging …
Mr Brett
It is a special place to visit to see Aboriginal faces carved in stone.
3. William Ricketts Sanctuary
3. William Ricketts Sanctuary
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18 local reviews
1402-1404 Mount Dandenong Tourist Road, Mount Dandenong
Closed · Opens Sat 10:00 AM
13 19 63
Sue
Sue
Sculpture in the forest by William Rickets who made Aboriginal Faces appear like they were a part of the natural landscape. Free to enter.
Jay
Jay
Within the sanctuary grounds, there are over 90 different sculptures depicting the aboriginal people engaging with the earth in a pure fores…
Mr Brett
Mr Brett
It is a special place to visit to see Aboriginal faces carved in stone.
4. Melbourne Zoo
4. Melbourne Zoo
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85 local reviews
Elliott Avenue, Parkville VIC 3052
Closed · Opens Sat 9:00 AM
1300 966 784
Establishment
Lauren
Journey through a world of wildlife in the heart of Melbourne. Over 250 species from around the world can be f…
Anj
The landscaped settings of Melbourne Zoo house over 250 species from around the world. It's the perfect family…
Haydn
The Melbourne Zoo is world famous and just north of the city. Set aside a full day or afternoon/evening for th…
4. Melbourne Zoo
4. Melbourne Zoo
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85 local reviews
Elliott Avenue, Parkville VIC 3052
Closed · Opens Sat 9:00 AM
1300 966 784
Lauren
Lauren
Journey through a world of wildlife in the heart of Melbourne. Over 250 species from around the world can be found in the beautiful setting …
Anj
Anj
The landscaped settings of Melbourne Zoo house over 250 species from around the world. It's the perfect family day out and is packed with ac…
Haydn
Haydn
The Melbourne Zoo is world famous and just north of the city. Set aside a full day or afternoon/evening for this great attraction.
5. Dandenong Ranges
5. Dandenong Ranges
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10 local reviews
Dandenong Ranges, Mount Dandenong
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Cissy
Perfect weekend outing, for easy rainforest walks, cafes, antique stores.
Emily
Great walks, antique shops, arts and craft and rainforest walks
Sherry
The Dandenong Ranges are a set of low mountain ranges, rising to 633 metres at Mount Dandenong, approximately…
5. Dandenong Ranges
5. Dandenong Ranges
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10 local reviews
Dandenong Ranges, Mount Dandenong
Cissy
Cissy
Perfect weekend outing, for easy rainforest walks, cafes, antique stores.
Emily
Emily
Great walks, antique shops, arts and craft and rainforest walks
Sherry
Sherry
The Dandenong Ranges are a set of low mountain ranges, rising to 633 metres at Mount Dandenong, approximately 35 km east of Melbourne, Vict…
6. SkyHigh Mount Dandenong
6. SkyHigh Mount Dandenong
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20 local reviews
26 Observatory Road, Mount Dandenong
Open · Closes 10:30 PM
(03) 9751 0443
CafeRestaurantFood
Peta
Stunning views of Melbourne at night - and day. Great Maze and bush trails. Don't forget to hike the 1000 st…
Anna And Graeme
Views extending to Bayside Melbourne, Scenic drives through large (Sherbrook) forests and fern gullies, Tea ho…
Mr Brett
The 180 degree view of Melbourne is stunning and they have a free limosuine service if you have dinner there (…
6. SkyHigh Mount Dandenong
6. SkyHigh Mount Dandenong
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20 local reviews
26 Observatory Road, Mount Dandenong
Open · Closes 10:30 PM
(03) 9751 0443
Peta
Peta
Stunning views of Melbourne at night - and day. Great Maze and bush trails. Don't forget to hike the 1000 steps at Upper Ferntree Gully, o…
Anna And Graeme
Anna And Graeme
Views extending to Bayside Melbourne, Scenic drives through large (Sherbrook) forests and fern gullies, Tea houses, Restaurants, Art galleri…
Mr Brett
Mr Brett
The 180 degree view of Melbourne is stunning and they have a free limosuine service if you have dinner there (midweek only).
7. Trees Adventure
7. Trees Adventure
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12 local reviews
Old Monbulk Road, Belgrave
Closed · Opens Sat 9:00 AM
(03) 9752 5354
Establishment
Troy
The Trees Adventure course is set amongst eight hectares of forest, and after trying it out for ourselves we c…
Jay
The Trees Adventure course is set amongst eight hectares of forest, and after trying it out for ourselves we c…
Mr Brett
For the Adventurous adult or child (6yrs and over) who loves flying foxes and walking between trees on ropes a…
7. Trees Adventure
7. Trees Adventure
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12 local reviews
Old Monbulk Road, Belgrave
Closed · Opens Sat 9:00 AM
(03) 9752 5354
Troy
Troy
The Trees Adventure course is set amongst eight hectares of forest, and after trying it out for ourselves we can verify that it really does …
Jay
Jay
The Trees Adventure course is set amongst eight hectares of forest, and after trying it out for ourselves we can verify that it really does …
Mr Brett
Mr Brett
For the Adventurous adult or child (6yrs and over) who loves flying foxes and walking between trees on ropes and wood!
8. Grants On Sherbrooke
8. Grants On Sherbrooke
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3 local reviews
70 Monbulk Road, Kallista
Closed · Opens Sat 9:00 AM
(03) 9755 2888
Meal takeawayCafeRestaurant
Christine
If you must, feed the cockatoos (Locals will hate you!). Mostly go for the easy walking trails through Sherbro…
Lisa And Andrew
This great location to stand amongst the majestic gum trees and marvel at their height. Bird feeding of the r…
Mr Brett
Here you can hand feed the Rosellas and Cockatoos and then go for a walk in the Sherbrooke forest.
8. Grants On Sherbrooke
8. Grants On Sherbrooke
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3 local reviews
70 Monbulk Road, Kallista
Closed · Opens Sat 9:00 AM
(03) 9755 2888
Christine
Christine
If you must, feed the cockatoos (Locals will hate you!). Mostly go for the easy walking trails through Sherbrook Forest. Pretty and peaceful…
Lisa And Andrew
Lisa And Andrew
This great location to stand amongst the majestic gum trees and marvel at their height. Bird feeding of the rosellas and cockatoos is a mus…
Mr Brett
Mr Brett
Here you can hand feed the Rosellas and Cockatoos and then go for a walk in the Sherbrooke forest.
9. 1000 steps carpark
9. 1000 steps carpark
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11 local reviews
1000 steps carpark, Tremont
Closed · Opens Sat 6:00 AM
Establishment
Leonhard
Dandenong ranges and 1000 steps for early morning exercise followed by breakfast and scenic drive through Dand…
Troy
The 1000 Steps commemorates a World War II battle in Papua New Guinea between Australian and Japanese forces, …
Terry
Located within the Dandenong Ranges National Park, the 1000 Steps Kokoda Walk is a unique and renowned tourist…
9. 1000 steps carpark
9. 1000 steps carpark
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11 local reviews
1000 steps carpark, Tremont
Closed · Opens Sat 6:00 AM
Leonhard
Leonhard
Dandenong ranges and 1000 steps for early morning exercise followed by breakfast and scenic drive through Dandenong Ranges and the rainfores…
Troy
Troy
The 1000 Steps commemorates a World War II battle in Papua New Guinea between Australian and Japanese forces, and it’s popular with locals a…
Terry
Terry
Located within the Dandenong Ranges National Park, the 1000 Steps Kokoda Walk is a unique and renowned tourist spot at Mt. Dandenong. The 10…
10. Dandenong Ranges National Park
10. Dandenong Ranges National Park
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14 local reviews
ParkEstablishment
Leon
Go for a hike through the forest to see waterfalls. Visit the William Ricketts Sanctuary. Visit many differen…
Lana
The Dandenong Ranges are a set of low mountain ranges, rising to 633 metres at Mount Dandenong, approximately …
Maggie
Cooler on hot days, beautiful forest, nice cafes, walking tracks, William Ricketts Sanctuary
10. Dandenong Ranges National Park
10. Dandenong Ranges National Park
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14 local reviews
Leon
Leon
Go for a hike through the forest to see waterfalls. Visit the William Ricketts Sanctuary. Visit many different botanical gardens.
Lana
Lana
The Dandenong Ranges are a set of low mountain ranges, rising to 633 metres at Mount Dandenong, approximately 35 km east of Melbourne, Victo…
Maggie
Maggie
Cooler on hot days, beautiful forest, nice cafes, walking tracks, William Ricketts Sanctuary
11. Grant's Picnic Ground
11. Grant's Picnic Ground
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7 local reviews
70 Monbulk Rd, Kallista
Closed · Opens Sat 9:00 AM
(03) 9755 3376
Establishment
Rebecca
Set in Sherbrooke Forest National Park. Has a designated Bird Feeding area. Kids will love either watching or …
Troy
If you want to get up close and personal with cockatoos and rosellas, this is the place to go. The birds will …
Leon
Beautiful little spot to feed some native birds and have a picnic
11. Grant's Picnic Ground
11. Grant's Picnic Ground
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7 local reviews
70 Monbulk Rd, Kallista
Closed · Opens Sat 9:00 AM
(03) 9755 3376
Rebecca
Rebecca
Set in Sherbrooke Forest National Park. Has a designated Bird Feeding area. Kids will love either watching or feeding the birds
Troy
Troy
If you want to get up close and personal with cockatoos and rosellas, this is the place to go. The birds will literally eat out of your hand…
Leon
Leon
Beautiful little spot to feed some native birds and have a picnic
12. Sherbrooke Forest Car Park
12. Sherbrooke Forest Car Park
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4 local reviews
ParkingEstablishment
Angel
Little known is the Sherbrooke forest walking trail, off the beaten path and an absolute delight down to the …
Brian
Well it says Tremont but in reality you can access this park from the top of Sandells Rd, about a 3 minute wal…
Angel
Little known is the Sherbrooke forest walking trail, off the beaten path and an absolute delight down to the …
12. Sherbrooke Forest Car Park
12. Sherbrooke Forest Car Park
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4 local reviews
Angel
Angel
Little known is the Sherbrooke forest walking trail, off the beaten path and an absolute delight down to the Sherbrooke falls. Listen care…
Brian
Brian
Well it says Tremont but in reality you can access this park from the top of Sandells Rd, about a 3 minute walk from The Bakery Bungalow - u…
Angel
Angel
Little known is the Sherbrooke forest walking trail, off the beaten path and an absolute delight down to the Sherbrooke falls. Listen care…