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Dandenong Ranges

Dandenong, Victoria 3787, Australia
+61 3 9758 7522
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Yarra Valley Wineries and Puffing Billy Steam Train Tour from Melbourne
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Dandenong, Victoria 3787, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday

The Dandenong Ranges offers a wide variety of tourist attractions only a short distance from Melbourne. The tall mountain ash's and tree ferns and walks through the Sherbrooke Forest to Puffing Billy vintage train, William Rickets Sanctuary and much more.

Thank Oldjack
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great drive up mountain to stop at kalirama lookout then proceed to skyhigh lookout, had meal restaurant overlooking city

Thank melcraven8102
Reviewed 5 days ago

Dandenong Ranges area a beautiful place to unwind on the weekend with lots hints to do and places to eat there are places just to park up and sit for a while too! Gorgeous shops ranging from lollies to bric-a-brac to antiques to modern dining....More

Thank Katie V
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I use to go driving around dandenong ranges. And would go to trails and walk. Great atmosphere. Little cafe around too. Great place to hang out with family. Would surely visit it again. Happy holidaying ❤

Thank Deepshe10
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When I walked up the 3000 steps for the third time that week I felt like I had at made it to the top of Australia and achieved something that only few Australians had. I had made it. I was the one on top. I...More

Thank bobjdanger
Reviewed October 15, 2017

I am biased because I am a Melbournian. I pinch myself every time I go there! It is so so close to Melbourne! The Dandenong Ranges is nothing like the exotic Alpine Region, the Mont Blanc or the Himalayas. However, it provides us a great...More

Thank Mei Y
Reviewed October 15, 2017

One of the most beautiful areas of living in Australia. Have never been happier living anywhere else!

Thank Jennifer C
Reviewed October 11, 2017

A drive through the Mountains is very much worthwhile, Natural forest with huge trees, beautiful ferns, wandering Creeks, quirky homes to find and often flower garden which are open to the public, as well as selling produce direct. From fresh fruit to herbs to Flowers...More

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Reviewed October 3, 2017

The Dandenong Ranges are to the east of Melbourne. The Dandenongs are hilly and still mostly underdeveloped. The tree ferns and Mountain Ash -- said to be the world's tallest flowering plant -- keep temperatures down. The Dandenongs are easy driving distance from Melbourne, or...More

Thank Jeffry B
Reviewed September 27, 2017

It would be easy to spend several relaxing days exploring the Dandenongs. Several quaint towns (with excellent bakeries!), some beautiful forests and great tracks with excellent views. Highly recommend the Kyeema Track for the best free views towards Melbourne.

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April 10, 2017|
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Response from Blanchy C | Reviewed this property |
Hi Karen absolutely yes it is worth doing. i drove tour coaches throughout melb and it was never the same. Every visit offered different views and scenery.
October 2, 2016|
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Response from Crystalline4u | Reviewed this property |
There is no payment that I am aware of for feeding the local birds... although it is advisable to purchase seed for them, rather than bread which is too processed for them. :)
April 7, 2016|
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Response from Ice800908 |
Hi we visited Melbourne on Apr, already back to S'pore... Yes we enjoyed the walk in National Rhododendron Gardens, thanks ;)