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Dandenong Ranges

Address: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Phone Number: 03 9758 7522
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$126*
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Puffing Billy Steam Train, Yarra Valley and...
96%
Ranked #11 of 175 Attractions in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains, National Parks, Nature & Parks
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Type: Mountains, National Parks, Nature & Parks
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Goring-By-Sea
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

We loved this trip. Puffing Billy steam train through the ranges. Kookaburras lined the trees and 'laughed' at us as we chugged by. Everyone sat with their heads and legs hanging out of the bars across the open carriage windows and it was up to us to make the decision to do it. Such delicious fun! Health and safety is... More 

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Portarlington, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

its a lovely drive up through the dandenong ranges you can come up through ferntree gully and leave through montrose but the things to see along the way are amazing you need at least a full day

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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

On our tour with AAT Kings we stopped here to have Scones and Devonshire tea which were delicious. The 'cafe' styled shop was nice, unfortunately the staff placed us at a table with a random... Which isn't the best idea. Outside there was a huge variety of wild birds which you can feed as well. There were loads of cockatoos... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
15 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

We always take visitors here. This is a beautiful place fo a drive all the tree ferns and trees. Lots of places to stop off for bite to eat. Places to go for a walk. There is a few gardens to visit. It is very hilly and windy but well worth a visit. Gets very busy on weekends. visit weekdays... More 

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

We had a fantastic tour of the Dandenong Ranges and enjoyed the wonderful sights in there natural beauty. Highly recommended.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Love the Dandenong Ranges. So many beautiful towns to visit, think Olinda and Sassafrass. Gorgeous coffee shops and shops full of interesting knick knacks and curios. Always worth a visit

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Brisbane, Australia
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73 reviews 73 reviews
11 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

We visited the Skyhigh lookout as part of a day trip into the ranges. There are great picnic areas and gardens, as well as a good view towards the city. There are a variety of eating options, either at the lookout or in nearby Sassafras. Take warm clothing - it was noticeably cooler than in downtown Melbourne.

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

A friend drove us around so we got an inside view of things. Loved the small villages. Amazing little shops , great tea rooms with the opportunity to feed cockatoos, Tea pot shop was out of this world. Pie restaurant awesome and very reasonable.

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Boston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Went on a half day trip from Melbourne, the scenery is great and roads quiet. Buffing billy is busy but well worth the trip.

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Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

If you have only one day as we did then it's a hard choice for areas to visit. We chose Skyhigh which afforded superb views and interesting grounds. However, as they say it's the journey rather than the destination and getting to the Dandenongs is another aspect altogether. It's a complete contrast in the landscape so close to Melbourne plus... More 

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