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William Ricketts Sanctuary

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Address: Mount Dandenong Tourist Road, Mount Dandenong, Victoria, Australia
Phone Number: 03-9751-1300
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Not only are the sculptures interesting the life of William Ricketts is also interesting. Free and well worth the visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Not only are the sculptures interesting the life of William Ricketts is also interesting. Free and well worth the visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Went here as a last minute decision. So glad we did! Lush ferns, the sound of water, and interesting sculptures made this an unexpected high point. We enjoyed the loop walk, discovering this sanctuary. A recommended stop if you are in this area. A wheelchair could maneuver, however there are some hills and some sculptures are up a few stairs.

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Nth Coast NSW
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

The William Ricketts Sanctuary is an original. So many attractions one visits coud be anywhere, but this is uniquely Australian and not in a dinky way. The spirituality expressed through RIckett's art rings true and is of enduring value.

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

One of the best art and natural attractions in Victoria. Incredible sculpture merging with incredible lush rainforest. Entry for free or donation.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This place is totally different from any other places which I have been. You can see spiritual journey of the guy. Beautiful artwork. Please please please check weather before you go. We have been there 5 times and sunny day make a big difference.

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Bloubergstrand, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015 via mobile

This amazingly beautiful place was the highlight of our melbourne trip. Quiet and tranquil this hidden gem is not to be missed

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

This is a beautiful short walk with amazing sculptures.it is worth stopping to watch the video to understand the history and the inspiration behind this place. There is a little gift shop which is not over- priced and entry to the gardens is free. Great place for photography-interesting light through the trees.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The sculptures definitely made its selling point. The garden was also very intimately planned not to mention the air was absolutely amazing! William Ricketts left a wonderful legacy.

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Kilsyth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Great place to go with the family,Take a walk.Get some fresh air.Enjoy the park see the birds & the forest.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

William Ricketts sanctuary is a very serene place to be. The story behind the man and his sculptures is intriguing and well worth a trip into the beautiful ferny surrounds of the Dandenongs. Wear comfortable shoes as the paths can be winding and not completely flat with 3-4 steps here and there to take you to different levels. It can... More 

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