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Dandenong Ranges

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Address: Dandenong, Victoria 3787, Australia
Phone Number: 03 9758 7522
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A place worth visiting.

So many things to do in the Dandenong Ranges - beautiful ornamental gardens, both public and private; plant and flower nurseries; walking and hiking path; just being among the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So many things to do in the Dandenong Ranges - beautiful ornamental gardens, both public and private; plant and flower nurseries; walking and hiking path; just being among the tall trees is awesome (look around - you may see and hear a Lyrebird. Or a wombat). Then there are the restaurants, quaint little shops in picturesque villages and of course... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Dandenong Ranges not too far from the city if you have your own transport as so much yo enjoy and see . Well worth the drive on a nice clear day !! Beautiful forest ., lots of walking tracks , cafes and little gift shops on the way . The bush and trees are amazing it's hard to believe... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Has something for everyone, of all ages. Cafes, walks, pubs and boutique accommodation and dining that won't be found anywhere else.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are so many places to visit in the Dandenongs, beautiful walking tracks through the forests and national parks, lovely cafes and restaurants to eat at and nature abounds. There are numerous species of birds and wildlife and the quiet and tranquil environment is calming. There are lots of lookouts and viewing points or places to stop and have a... More 

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Dandenong Ranges is located on the outskirts of Melbourne City and is 25 Kms away from Dandenong . Lush Green Trees older than 100 years , curved mountain roads , park and quite environment welcomes everyone . People can go for trekking , walking and get lost in the ranges too . Good Birds - Parrot , Sparrow , etc... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

The Dandenong Ranges are quite different to suburban Melbourne and provide typical Australian bush up to an elevation of 1000 feet. The climate can be quite different to Melbourne. There are various roads that wind their way through the ranges and there are many small cafes and shops along the way.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016

For kids growing up in the city with computer and technology. This is will be a new experience to them. It was a pleasant journey enjoying the lost time in the wood with the sound of the chunking train and smokestack from the train.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

The whole environment is really calm and peaceful , a lot to do so never will be bored be it that your coming for a day trip or staying its always a nice little visit. plenty of walking tracks so great for exercise or just something to do.

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Kallista, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

I walk as regularly as I can in the Dandenongs, it's so beautiful. It has a long history of settlement and logging, but some of the forest was never logged and much is old regrowth. I walk and drive through the hills imagining that this was what Victoria would have looked like before settlement. It's a great glimpse of Victoria... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

We enjoyed the views, restaurants, and tourist attractions. Well worth a half-day or day en route to your next destination.

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