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CLOSED! The Biggest Attraction In Melbourne Is Set To Shut!

The popular 1000 Steps in Upper Ferntree Gully will be closed for almost three weeks for maintenance.

Parks Victoria area chief Matt Hoogland said the 1000 steps Kokoda Track Memorial Walk would be closed from Monday, November 14 for upgrade and maintenance works that would “improve the condition of the walk”.

Walkers will still be able to access te summit of One Tree Hill from the Ferntree Gully picnic ground via Lyrebird Track and turn to the picnic ground via Link Track, Belview Terrace and School Track.

“The temporary closure of the 1000 Steps track provides a great opportunity for walkers to try something new and explore the many other walking tracks in the Dandenong Ranges National Park and other parks they may not be aware of,” Mr Hoogland said.

“The Dandenong Ranges National Park features a range of other walks which vary from short and easy all abilities accessible tracks to longer and difficult steep tracks for the fitness enthusiasts.

“There are also quite a few other great parks in the area to explore such as the National Rhododendron Gardens, Silvan Reservoir, George Tindale Gardens, RJ Hamer Arboretum and the Pirianda Gardens.

“These parks not only offer a change of scenery but they are also quite spectacular at this time of year as the gardens transition into their spring colours.”

Works are expected to be finished by Friday, December 2, depending on conditions.

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