We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Dandenong Ranges

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Dandenong, Victoria 3787, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 3 9758 7522
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Dandenong Ranges Nature Day Trip from Melbourne Including William Ricketts...
More Info
and up
Melbourne Star Observation Wheel Admission
More Info
and up
Yarra Valley Wineries and Puffing Billy Steam Train Day Tour from Melbourne

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 1,015 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 625
  • 317
    Very good
  • 28
  • 3
  • 4
Beautiful drive

I loved the drive in dandenong ranges.. The view from skyhigh dandenong was amazing.. There are lot of routes to reach this place..

Reviewed yesterday
Adelaide, Australia
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

1,015 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 977: English reviews
Adelaide, Australia
Level Contributor
34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I loved the drive in dandenong ranges.. The view from skyhigh dandenong was amazing.. There are lot of routes to reach this place..

Thank RafZ0816
Level Contributor
21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

If you have a spare hour or two take a break from the city life and enjoy an adventure of your choosing. Great drive through the hills, spectacular towns with everything to offer from coffees to hand made crafts. A great way to spend an afternoon

Thank Gino C
Gold Coast, Australia
Level Contributor
31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am a walker.Ii love strolls and more energetic hikes in natural areas, The Dandenong Ranges National Park provides such an environment. Beautiful natural forest,fern gullies and lots of birdlife. there are a range of walking tracks for most levels of fitness and some nice picnic areas.

Thank Elzet U
Greater Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

had a terrific day out driving over the ranges , lovely fresh air beautiful small villages to view a whole range of items for sale or just admire , and then if get hungry then stop for a coffee and snack or a full meal at one of the many great restaurants. so take your time relax and enjoy the... More 

Thank Terry S
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
109 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My backyard. Easily accessible by train from the cbd but a whole world away. Beautiful walking trails through the bush - not flat but so enjoyable. Look out for native birds and the occasional shy wallaby.

Thank Jane F
Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
127 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Luckily we had a superb sunny day on our trip to the Dandenong ranges. You have to pay $6 per car to go to the top lookout but it's worth it for the beautiful views. Streets are lined with beautiful trees and ferns. There are some teahouses that we didn't get to visit but will next time. Had lunch at... More 

Thank Dor1na
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 14, 2017

The 1000 steps Kokoda walk is a must experience. Climb and walk through beautiful terrain. It would suit most walkers of varying fitness level as you can stop and take in the view & smell the fresh air along the way.

Thank Biswiz
Greater Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
47 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed March 13, 2017

It is only 45 minutes from Melbourne CBD, it starts at Ferntree Gully and just goes on, many little towns, Olinda has wonderful places to eat, shops selling everything that is oriented towards the Dandenongs, good roads, lovely any time of the year, summer its cooler, winter can bring snow, the Cuckoo restaurant, a Bavarian style place to eat, make... More 

Thank Steve J
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
56 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed March 1, 2017

If you enjoy the great outdoors a great area to explore. A stunning area of natural beauty and a refreshing place to relax.

Thank Mark M
Greater Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 22, 2017

Could not be a better place to take the kids and overseas visitors for a wonder view/stroll. Mt Dandenong is a highlight of the whole experience.

Thank DC S

Travelers who viewed Dandenong Ranges also viewed


Been to Dandenong Ranges? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Dandenong Ranges and other visitors
8 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (8)

Questions? Get answers from Dandenong Ranges staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?