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Dandenong Ranges

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
03 9758 7522
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Ranked #11 of 203 attractions in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Mountains, National Parks
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145 reviews 145 reviews
22 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The Dandenong's are beautiful. A great days drive around and up through the hills with some gorgeous town's to stop at for Devonshire tea and coffee or lunch. Some great stops with amazing views across hills. If you want to start your day with a a walk up the Kokoda trail at the base of the hills, that is definitely... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Beautiful and only 1hr from Melbourne CBD. Everything is different with a bit of altitude. We recommend the Skyhigh Lookout on Mt Dandenong and for accommodations, we absolutely loved the Loft in the Mill in Olinda. If you're in Olinda, visit the Rhododendron Gardens too.

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Preston, Australia
5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Olinda is lovely so is sassafras..Theres a great tea place and soaps, mrs marples can be great..little bit hit and miss but we love the ambiance

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Sydney, Australia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
21 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Numerous walking tracks. Quaint village style places with numerous eateries. Great views. Lots to see and do.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Dandenongs are beautiful and a lovely day out. Can be busy on weekends and single lane makes driving slow. Combine shopping, gardens, nursery's, cafes/teas rooms and summit city skyline views plus bed and breakfast stays. Highlights to visit: Ferny Creek - Conifer Gardens Nursery, National Rhododendrum Gardens Sassafras - Shopping Strip, Miss Marples Tearooms, See Da Wood Nursery, Tea supplies... More

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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We visited on a weekday and the frequency of buses and puffy billy were quite low. After doing our calculation, we decided to give puffy billy a miss due to time constraint. We arrived at Upper Ferntree Gully train station, attempted One Tree Hill (we didn't complete it, we went up the slope, apparently there is another route with steps.... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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76 reviews 76 reviews
17 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

We stayed with friends in Berwick outside Melbourne. We took a car one day to the ranges and we lovely every minute. Outside the city, but with beAutiful trees, birds and scenery. Well worth a visit

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Worth to go in Winter, Autumn & Spring. Miss Marple's Tea Room in Sassafras is a FANTASTIC restaurant for lunch or afternoon tea.

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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014 via mobile

Two national parks, six incredible gardens cared for by Parks Victoria, great views of Melbourne, beautiful walks including abundant bird life and now a truly great cafe and bakery in Shannon Bennett's The Piggery at Burnham Beeches. It's only an hour from the centre of Melbourne. Puffing Billy is fantastic for young and old. Rug up and stay warm for... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We drove through here at the end of 3 days to Phillip Island and Wilson's Prom. The road at times took us up high into the mountains and there were great walks and views. The afternoon sunshine and showers made some of the forest and tree ferns look quite spectacular.

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