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Dandenong Ranges

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
03 9758 7522
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Ranked #11 of 204 attractions in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Mountains, National Parks
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Banos, Ecuador
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

The William Rickets Sanctuary is a beautiful walk through sub tropical rainforest, along the path are many aboriginal and native Statues. Some are of animals,some William himself , some his aboriginal friends. Great for photography or visitors from overseas. Many great tourist attractions nearby also.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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64 reviews 64 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Great place for a visit and to view across Melbourne from afar. Lovely quaint shops and cafes. A must visit

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Aussie
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147 reviews 147 reviews
22 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

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
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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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123 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
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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Singapore
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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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81 reviews 81 reviews
20 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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