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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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Incredibly beautiful

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
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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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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

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

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

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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Additional Information about William Ricketts Sanctuary

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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