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Dandenong Ranges

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
03 9758 7522
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$132*
and up
Puffing Billy Steam Train, Yarra Valley and...
96%
Ranked #12 of 160 Attractions in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains, National Parks, Outdoors
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Type: Mountains, National Parks, Outdoors
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Melbourne, Australia
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67 reviews 67 reviews
49 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

this region, outside of Melbourne, is home to Sherbrooke Forest and many camping grounds. There are long trails for hiking and picnicing. It is a great region for getting away from the metro area.

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Los Angeles, California
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

The Dandenong is close to Melbourne and filled with small towns and quirky scenes. Worth visiting to get a sense of the natural landscape in the area before the First Fleet arrived. Also interesting for the quirkiness of some of the local shops and experiences.

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Melbourne, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

This is a wonderland of forests, birds and tall trees with lots of attractions and things to see and do. If you are from overseas make sure you get on a guided tour as it is quite extensive. make sure you get to go on The Puffing Billy, a great train drive through the forests. do not miss.

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Paradise Point, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed great views greater Melbourne lots lovely coffee shops/Devonshire tea. Landscape lush and green highly recommend the drive.

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Melbourne, Australia
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187 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Earlier reviewers have mentioned a variety of attractions in the Dandenongs. I'll add the Dandenong Ranges jazz band. It plays upbeat traditional jazz, sometimes with a vocalist doing old numbers, and the players all dress very snappily in formals. They perform at outdoor events, such as local festivals and Puffing Billy special days, and there's no charge for audiences.

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Adelaide
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Lush and green area of Victoria to go see. Some very pretty stops up in the Ranges for photo taking. The ferns and bushes get a lot of rain so are always beautiful to see.

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Melbourne, Australia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Enjoy the wonderful views while drinking one of Melbourne's best coffee's. I could write all day about the views of Melbourne. They have telescopes and a lovely Cafe with Melbourne best coffee. A drive to all the 5 star wineries in Melbourne , Like rochford.

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Israel
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

The dandenong ranges is one of mother natures gifts. The place is beautiful. There are many walks u can take and while u r there u can feel how your breath become better. From time to time u can meet some animals as well. We have met a wombat.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

took a bus tour for half a day to the Dandenongs and rode the Puffying Billy. A great relaxing expierence, one of the highlights of our trip. A half day is a good amount of time as well.You will come back refreshed! A great part of Melbourne to expierence

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Southampton England
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

A very interesting area with small villages with craft shops and eateries. Lovely parks and gardens which cover a large area.

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