Walking Since 1939

Upper Ferntree Gully To SkyHigh (Return via bus)


Distance: 16km

Bookings are not required for this walk, just turn up at:   9:30am   Upper Ferntree Gully Railway Station carpark (next to the Visitor Information Centre).

The walk will start from the meeting point, hence no car-pooling required.

The walk will take around 5 hours or more, including breaks.

Expect to return to the meeting point around 6.00pm.

Walk Description

We will walk from Upper Ferntree Gully railway station to the SkyHigh at Mt Dandenong.

We will return by bus, so you MUST bring your MYKI card.

A high level of fitness is required as there are many steep grades both up and down.

What to bring

• Day pack
• Sufficient water (2 litres, more on hot summer days)
• Lunch and snacks
• Hat, sun screen
• Suitable outdoor clothing (no jeans/sneakers!)
• Rainwear & warm jacket
• Proper walking shoes/boots
• MYKI card for the bus

Refer to our Gear Checklist page for more details.   If you are not properly equipped, the walk leader can decide not to let you participate on this walk.

Booking Fee:

YHA Bushwalking Victoria Members: Free
Non-members: $7  (please pay the leader CASH at the start of the walk, no credit cards)

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Contact the leader using the “Enquiry” button below BEFORE 8 pm on the preceding Wednesday.

Activity Date(s)


November 10, 2019 9:30 am


November 10, 2019 6:00 pm







Jeff P

One Reply to “Upper Ferntree Gully To SkyHigh (Return via bus)”

Maggie Lee:

Hi Jeff, I am trying to arrange a Boxing Day to NYE base camp walks around Vaughan Springs, which I did many years ago, The club like the idea, but say I'm not fit enough to lead the walk and to find a leader, but I will arrange every thing else. Annie is most welcome to come along. We walk and swim, pub meals in country Vic.....and have a secret resting watering hole, we spend at. So Im looking for a leader to lead the walk. I know all the walks tracks and have maps. I had asked Robert Adams, but he's doing fireman duties over that time. Or if you can't do you of any one else who could help. Its a beautiful place to unwind and very peaceful

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