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Dandenong Ranges

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Address: Dandenong, Victoria 3787, Australia
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$98.50*
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Dandenong Ranges Nature Day Trip from Melbourne Including William Ricketts...
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Melbourne Star Observation Wheel Admission
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Yarra Valley Wineries and Puffing Billy Steam Train Day Tour from Melbourne

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Forest Forest and Forest

It is very close from melbourne city. I went to this place by public transportation. We can see forest and take a fresh air. I love this place.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is very close from melbourne city. I went to this place by public transportation. We can see forest and take a fresh air. I love this place.

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Bern, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can easily get to the Dandenong Ranges by train (get off at the Upper Ferntree Gully station). From Upper Ferntree Gully station, you can take the 1000 steps walk, a beautiful walk uphill (though there are quite a lot of people around). Once you have reached the top, there is a variety of trails you can choose from. And... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Day trips are a terrific idea and my vote would have to go to the Dandenong Ranges. One of the most underrated features of the ranges is how easy it is to get to as well! A one hour $3.60 train ticket out to Upper Ferntree Gully and you're greeted by the 1,000 steps and cafe. Ideally hiring a car... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just beautiful trees. Plenty of trails to dollow. Be careful of the roads. Very slippery in places. Puffing billy steam train in Belgrave is awesome fun as well. Great pubs too.

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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The beauty of the place is that you can be in the CBD one hour and out in the ranges the next... The proximity allows for impromptu trips and soothing settings if the glass and steel of the CBD is betting to you.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just took a train to Belgrave, take the Upper Ferntree Gull stop, 15 minutes walk to the 1000 steps cafe. Few more walk to the start gate, there will be 3 tracks : Lyrebird Track - imo, the easier one 1000 steps Track - not really a 1000 steps, uts less than that Ramblers walk is a walkway to 1000... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016

We often come here to visit relatives. What a magnificent place. Gardens such as those seen in the U.K., WONDERFUL VILLAGES AND BEAUTIFUL TREES AND SCENERY.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016

Take a break and enjoy the tranquility of this beautiful place. All over the mountain tgere a great places the shop and eat or walk the many tracks and enjoy the greenery. I love the Dandenongs.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016 via mobile

Fun day out with many different activities. There many village on the way drive to the top of mountains. There waterfalls, walking tract, many uquie restaurants in the mountains. My farvour must be cooku restaurants, great view. We were there for tea time $27 all you can eat

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016 via mobile

My first time here this afternoon with my cousin driving. We made short stops at the quaint little towns of Sassafras and Olinda before parking at Sky High View which is a perfect vantage point to look at Melbourne and surrounds. On the way down we made a short photo stop to view the Warburton Ranges and The Silvan Reservoir.

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