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Dandenong Ranges

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
03 9758 7522
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$138*
and up
Puffing Billy Steam Train, Yarra Valley and...
96%
Ranked #13 of 158 Attractions in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains, National Parks, Outdoors
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Antwerp, Belgium
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119 reviews 119 reviews
21 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

Today we went by car from the Melbourne region to the Dandenongs. 35 km one way. In Olinda ( gps ) we went for a nice walk ( 2 hours ) at the Rododendron garden. We loved the place very much. A beautiful huge lovely garden ! After the walk in Olinda, you will find several places to have lunch... More

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

We really enjoyed visiting the Rhodedendron garden! It is well worth the visit and its free!! So many different varieties of plants and flowers. We totally reccomend it, suggest visit in morning before it gets too hot!! The Deli in Olinda is definitely worth a visit. we called into several cafe's before chosing the Deli, mainly because we did not... More

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

Walk through the national park and up the 1000 step trail in honour of the Kokoda Trail battle WW2 in papa New Guinea.

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cleethorpes
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 via mobile

if you have been to Walpole in wa this pales a bit in comparison but can see lots of birds who can be quite aggressive at feeding time and sassafras is nice

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Southern California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Watch out for the Kangaroos! Beautiful vistas and small towns along the country road and good ice cream at the end of the road.. Lots to see!

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UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I live in the foothills of these ranges and have just started exploring them. If you make the trip out from the city you will be rewarded by lush forest, beautiful villages such as Sassafras, Kallista, Belgrave, an awesome array of quaint tea shops, interesting boutique shops and beautiful nature. It is really worth the effort - Highly recommended

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

It is such a ice breaker if you are a beginner into bush walking or fitness lover. All mixed in with Australia's Native Wild Life (Kangaroo's, Wombats, wallaby's, echidna's, Koala's ……) most divers range & finest trees, plants and flocks of colourful birds including crimson rosellas, sulphur crested cockatoos and pink galahs. you also have a large range of tourist... More

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Yarra Junction, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Cafes, steam trains, wineries, markets, animal parks...what more could you want? All set amongst stunning scenery and open roads.

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Beautiful roads and stunning views. Olinda falls is nearby but hard to find on gps. The city views from here are amazing!

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Allen, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I loved driving up here. I also enjoyed the train. I loved seeing the parrots and cockatoos in the wild. Make sure you have some bread they will eat out of your hands. some of the shops also have bird seed.

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