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Dandenong Ranges

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Address: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Phone Number: 03 9758 7522
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Puffing Billy Steam Train, Yarra Valley and Healesville Wildlife...

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We liked PUFFING BILLY Railway. A well preserved steam engine driven train journey through scenic beauty. It reminded childhood ride in trains when steam engine was driving train... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Noida, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

We liked PUFFING BILLY Railway. A well preserved steam engine driven train journey through scenic beauty. It reminded childhood ride in trains when steam engine was driving train. Be careful as there is chance of coal particles falling in eye. Wirrawilla Rainforest Walk and Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary is wonderfull experience. We ate vegetarian foot long from Dandenong Ranges canteen was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

It has a beautiful view and plenty spaces for picnic if the weather allows. Some picnic sites have crowds of birds and if your children are not afraid of them they would have great fun. Just be careful as the birds are sometimes aggressive for food. The range has a good combination of walk path from 20 mins to 3... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

The Dandenong ranges is a good tourist attraction with a great cafe and good view of Melbourne cbd from a distance. Have to go along with $1 coins to be able to use the telescope. I went to there to catch the sunset but unfortunately it was cloudy and the sun was hiding behind the clouds. But never the less... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Take a day trip up from Melbourne to the Dandenong ranges. Such a beautiful area and great shopping and coffee and cakes and fresh food in all the great little villages.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

plenty of parking, See the lights of melbourne, take the various walks, and the food is not expensive.

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Udon Thani, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

A great venue for exercise, and pump some clean air into your lungs. Ride a bicycle from The Basin up the "1 in 20" climb then stop for a coffee at the lookout at the top of the hill. If you like walking then the 1000 steps is a great walk for all of the family

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I came up here with my Brother to do the flying fox tour, and loved the area. There is a certain charm about the Dandenong Ranges you don't get anywhere else. Beautiful mouton villages with quaint Bed and breakfast's, also various pubs and restaurants to stop in for a beer or a bite to eat.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We brought our kids a few times back in 1998 when they were little. We went back there 2 days ago and didn't get enough time to explore more. Although we were there just for 2 hours but we just love it there and will definitely go back. We have been to so many beautiful garden but this is still... More 

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

East to get to, this part of Victoria has many small towns and villages all with a lot of history. Worth a day trip or a weekend is better to take a mini road trip through the lush green Dandenongs. No visit would be complete without a trip on Puffing Billy. Easily do-able with a stay in Melbourne.

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We stayed two days in the Dandenongs and just loved the peace and quiet of many of the walks and lots of different gardens and walks to take. Some very good restaurants in the area too Definitely somewhere to spend more time and/or return to and it is so close to the city. The villages in the mountains are full... More 

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