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William Ricketts Sanctuary

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Address: Mount Dandenong Tourist Road, Mount Dandenong, Victoria, Australia
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Great Place for a day out ..

Had a family outing here . Was amazed by the the sculptures. The surrounding was peaceful and our family had a great time here . Some wonderful stuff in the gift shop too..

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Lavi2005
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had a family outing here . Was amazed by the the sculptures. The surrounding was peaceful and our family had a great time here . Some wonderful stuff in the gift shop too..

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I'd like to return one day and take my time to absorb the peaceful surrounds. When we visited, there were a lot of people who were not really interested and were rushing around making a lot of noise.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited here by accident on Christmas Eve. The Dandenong visitor centre was shut and as we passed this place decided to turn around and get some bearings on our location. What we found was inspiring. The workmanship on the sculptures and stonework was unbelievable. You only need to spend 30 minutes visiting but you will not regret it, especially... More 

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Glenelg, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've seen this sanctuary featured on tourism shows and feel so lucky to have been able to visit in person. The park itself was beautiful, cool and green with lots of trees and ferns. There's not a lot of ground to cover to see all the sculptures (but there were longer bushwalking trails too) and there is a hut were... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is my second visit to the sanctuary and it didn't disappoint. Definitely worth paying for the audio narration as you move around to understand how this has evolved. The atmosphere is extremely peaceful and the wildlife sounds just wonderful. A terrific place to visit on a hot day as you really feel the benefit of the tree and fern... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The love and care put into this setting is amazing. There are very deep messages all around so don't miss them or be in a rush. I think I could have spent all day here. And there is no admittance fee which is great.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are in the area of Olinda, it is worth visiting. It is about 3 km once you have passed Olinda coming from Sassafras. This attraction is free and it takes about 30 to 45 mins to visit the park. It is relaxing. Then you go cross the road and go for a Eden Cafe, a good place to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed a day out where we dropped into Williams Ricketts Sanctuary. Didn't know what to expect, but was pleasantly surprised at the carvings and the history of the place.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting park with sculptures but I didn't like the faces. The work is very nice but I didn't like the atmosphere there

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thoroughly amazing and beautiful sculptures portraying Australia's Indiginous people and culture. Walk through the gorgeous forested pathways as you view the different pieces of William Ricketts' work. A small but wonderful exhibition.

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