The suburb of Ferny Creek is located 33 kilometres southeast of Melbourne’s Central Business District. It’s under the local government area of the Shire of Yarra Ranges and its population is more or less than 2,000.
The suburb is developed around and to the south of Dunns Hill. The majority of Ferny Creek is situated between 400 and 500 metres above sea level. Ferny Creek, a little stream that springs to the south of Dunns Hill in the suburb’s heart, is named for it. The suburb is flanked on three sides by conservation zones and national parks. The Dandenong Ranges national park is on the north and west of the suburb. The Upwey habitat corridor is on the south, and Sherbrooke Forest is on the east.
Because Ferny Creek has a diverse range of microclimates and perspectives, its vegetation is similar to the Dandenong Ranges. The Dandenong Ranges National Park, which includes Sherbrooke Forest, features significant expanses of native vegetation. The park is dominated by a mix of wet and dry Sclerophyll forests (bordering Sherbrooke, Mast Gully and Ferny Creeks).
Weeds, such as ivy, onion weed, tradescantia, and holly, continue to pose a severe threat to biodiversity in the area. Ferny Creek is primarily covered by exotic plants with residual native trees outside of the conservation zones and national park.
The Thousand Steps is a popular attraction in Ferny Creek. It’s a bushwalking track is developed by Australian Army Engineers and runs through the Ferntree Gully National Park. The steps start at the bottom of the slope at Upper Ferntree Gully. They end at Ferny Creek near One Tree Hill at the summit. The track provides a fitness challenge to those who attempt it. The song is a little depiction of the horrors endured by the Australian Army in Kokoda during WWII.Call Us Enquire Now