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Dandenong Ranges

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Address: Dandenong, Victoria 3787, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 9758 7522
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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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.

Thank susiplonsker
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW 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

Thank Sam T
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

Thank AshleyAzavedo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While in Melbourne take the drive up to the Dandenong Ranges, There are lots of walks and views some great little town ships along the way to stop and soak up the atmosphere we went when the tulip festival was on this is a colourful time to visit the ranges around October

Thank Michael d
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's a lot of walking, but if you love the outdoors and nature you would love this. We did this as a family with young children, we all had a good time and enjoyed the views definitely. It is quite big so you might want to do different parts on different days. We did see another side with our older... More 

Thank Umma1709
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful national park with a lot of activities and great restaurants. We took the kids to Blue hills farm for berry picking which was great fun. Then visited Miss Marple's tearoom in the area, fantastic food. If we didn't have two young kids we would sure visit the fall and do the walk.

Thank Chelsea P
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Dandenong Ranges is a great place to visit at any time of year. You can just have a quiet picnic, go for a strenuous all day hike, or anything in between. Equally beautiful on a drizzly winters day as it is when the sun is shining.

Thank Gibbo1964
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

You can visit the Ranges by individual car or join an excursion bus for a day trip from the city of Melbourne (50km away). Do not miss the many villages such as Sassafras for tea rooms, art and beautiful souvernir shops etc., the Silvan Dam, the beautiful restaurant at the top of Mount Dandenongs for good food and a superb... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

I have been here many times and in all seasons. It is cooler in the summer months and encourages you to find an open fireplace in the winter. The trees are magnificent as are the views. It is hard to get here by public transport, but some buses do exist. There are a number of villages where you can but... More 

Thank platypus150
South Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016 via mobile

There alots of thing for you to do and see all along the way. The restaurant/ coffee at the top was nice. Awesome view for the whole city. $5 entry per car Some town along the way on the mountains was interested with very uquie shop and restaurants. Good for both family and friends

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