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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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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
Beth k
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Just a short drive out of the huddle and bustle of Melbourne is this gorgeous little gem. The artwork amongst the trees is breathtaking. William Ricketts was such a visionary.

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Geelong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Absolutely beautiful. We went mid week and pretty much had the place to ourselves. The sanctuary has an almost magestic feel to it and I found tine just slipped away as we strolled and admired the beautiful artwork and nature that intertwine seamlessly.

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Awesome sculptures within a magnificent fern tree setting in Mount Dandenong. This is a very tranquil place and the sculptures really are incredible, William Ricketts had an amazing talent and was very focused on saving the wildlife and nature around him. The Iron Bark trees are also really beautiful reaching straight up high into the canopy. Their bark was shedding... More 

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Perth, Western Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Wonderful sculptures within winding pathways of lush greenery. My daughter and I could have spent much longer here than time permitted. I was amazed that there was no charge to view.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Interesting and beautiful place to visit. Very talented artist. Knowledgeable staff. Will return when have more time to explore every little path.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

William Ricketts Sanctuary is a wonderful open air gallery of sculptures that blend seamlessly into the surrounding forest. It is free to visit and open 10 - 4.30pm daily. Ricketts was greatly influenced by aboriginal culture and the sculptures you pass have a definite spiritual quality about them. There is lots of symbolism, aboriginal faces of all ages are intertwined... More 

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Additional Information about William Ricketts Sanctuary

Address: Address: Mount Dandenong Tourist Road, Mount Dandenong, Victoria, Australia
Phone Number: 03-9751-1300
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Mount Dandenong
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

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