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“A different perspective on life in Melbourne” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Dandenong Ranges

Dandenong Ranges
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
03 9758 7522
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Ranked #15 of 212 Attractions in Melbourne
Type: Mountains, National Parks
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
“A different perspective on life in Melbourne”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

We spent a weekend in the mountains during February and very much enjoyed the time there. Melbourne was in the middle of a run of very hot weather and escaping to the mountains helped take the edge off the temperature.

We took our dogs and enjoyed being able to relax in the atmosphere that while next to Melbourne, runs at a different pace.

I'd strongly recommend spending a weekend here if you're able too, but they are close enough to be able to pop up for a day trip and enjoy the arts, crafts, relaxation and food!

Visited March 2013
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“A break from the city.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

A short drive out of the suburbs of Melbourne and you have stunning woodland and some amazing views back towards the city. Lots of places to eat and drink. Exactly what I wanted after a few days of hustle bustle city life.

Visited October 2012
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“Great for a different weekend!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

A great place to go away from the city, great views and there´s a very fun maze just besides the observatory! Great for a visit with family and friends :)

Visited April 2012
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Hobart, Australia
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“Great for a Sunday drive”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

If you just want to go for a drive, there are few places better than the Dandenong Ranges. It contains beautiful gardens, delightful places for for morning or afternoon teas and lunch. Doesn't matter what time of the year.

Visited October 2012
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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“Magnificent views...delightful experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

I enjoyed everything ....from the coach bus ride along the Dandenong Ranges to the Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary where I had a photo with a the birds, the ride with Puffing Billy...the Oldest Steam Train, such a thrill to take photos each time it turned around one of the bends,, and the lunch at Fergusson's Winery which went well with the red wine that I sampled. I had a fabulous time and recommend it!

Visited February 2013
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