The lush rainforest of Sherbrooke is one of the prettiest and most
accessible places for bushwalking near Melbourne. Situated 40 kilometres
east of the city and served by public transport, this forest is part
of the Dandenong Ranges National Park.
The seven kilometre Eastern Sherbrooke Forest Walk is a good way to see
the fern-filled gullies in this area. This circular walk winds through
tall mountain ash forest, tree fern gullies and grassy clearings
perfect for a picnic.
The forested sections are excellent for spotting lyrebirds as well as
many other birds, including blue wrens and yellow robins. Listening to a
lyrebird imitate the calls of an array of other birds, including
kookaburras, magpies, whip birds and cockatoos, is an experience that's
hard to beat.