Birds in abundance and much more

This will be the final spring that Dandenong Ranges visitors can feed the birds at Grants Picnic Ground.

The practice will cease from February next year, but until then visitors can say hello to colourful rosellas, cockatoos and parrots, and even shake a tail feather with them.

It’s the only place in the Dandenong Ranges where hand-feeding is accepted.

To access the feeding grounds, guests can simply buy a token from Grants on Sherbrooke to receive the seed needed to attract the colourful characters.

The drawcard on the edge of Sherbrooke Forest has nature in abundance, from walking tracks to mountain ash trees and lyrebirds.

There’s a cafe with cosy log fire in winter and an outdoor deck surrounded with the delights of nature on warmer days.

Takeaway foods are available and staff boast that their souvenir and gift shop is one of the best this side of the airport.

Grants also has a Trailrider available for free hire for use along the walking tracks.

The Grants team has leased the site from Parks Victoria for more than 20 years and still has the same passion to create a wonderful destination for visitors.

A function room will join the facilities early next year and private meetings and functions such as children’s birthday parties will be available.