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“Buffing Billy Steam Train and Wine Tour” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Dandenong Ranges

Dandenong Ranges
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
03 9758 7522
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Puffing Billy Steam Train, Yarra Valley and...
Ranked #12 of 160 Attractions in Melbourne
Type: Mountains, National Parks, Outdoors
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“Buffing Billy Steam Train and Wine Tour”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

We were disappointed in the Steam train ride as was only 15-20 minutes, would have been nice if longer. Our bus driver was excellent and very informative. Enjoyed the wine tasting at the 3 wineries, very interesting to learn about the wine making and then to try some of the wines. We had the lunch option on this tour and enjoyed the beef on the spit at the first vineyard, very nice, tho if you don't include lunch in your ticket you can purchase off there menu

Visited February 2013
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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“Ahhhhh!!! A special slice of nature.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

It's a great place to escape to for a day's outing ..... whether it be to walk one of the many trails that meander through the beautiful Australian bush that still remains on parts of the Dandenong Ranges; or to part-take of Devonshire Tea at one of the quaint cafes after doing the rounds of many arts & crafts shops/galleries.
Basically there is something for everyone there, so it's worth a visit more than once.

Visited May 2012
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“so beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

such beautiful scenery, would recommend going in a small group as personally i would of liked a little bit more of a quiet time to rewind and look at the ranges

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Brisbane, Australia
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“Puffing Billy and wine tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

A great way of getting around and seeing sights without the need to drive yourself. A day well spent.

Visited February 2013
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“William Ricketts Sanctuary, Mt Dandenong Tourist Road”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

This seems to be the first review of this unusual attraction as it was not recognized by the 'search' facility on the Trip Advisor website. The Sanctuary is set in the forest of the Dandenong Ranges along the road a few kilometers north of Olinda. The only signpost for it is just as you approach the site, which is on the left hand side of the road with a free car park opposite. Entry is free of charge (donations welcome). We didn't have time to explore the whole Sanctuary as last entry is at 16.30 and it closes at 17.00. However, what we saw was intriguing . . . A series (there are 90 in total) of sculptures by William Ricketts, which depict the aboriginal people and their connection with the earth and nature. We watched a very interesting video presentation of William Ricketts speaking about his philosophy and his work but didn't have time to take the audio tour which is probably the best way to fully understand this fascinating place.

Visited February 2013
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