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We loved our visit here. A lovely way to spend and hour or so wandering around this gorgeous landscape exploring the sculptures. So many surprises as you make your way around the track. The walk is fairly easy but there are a few steps. The...More
This place is so special and worth taking a an hour or so to wonder around and marvel st the sculptures paying homage to indigenous Australians in this serene setting. There’s something so calming about the Sanctuary.
Although some cars had parked on the road, there is a good car park on the opposite side of the road whose entrance is just beyond the Sanctuary if you're coming from Olinda. There's pedestrian access from there up a ramp to the main entrance...More
We took our little kids and our 93-year-old grandmother here last week during out Dandenong day trip. Perfect place to stroll around for 45 minutes to enjoy the carvings, the short documentary about the inspirational William Ricketts himself as well as of course the lush...More
Over 90 statues carved on the rocks around an outdoor forest gallery along plush fern lined pathways.
Created by William Ricketts who was inspired by Aboriginal people in Central Australia.
This event is free and very enjoyable if you are visiting the Dandenong Ranges for...More
It is worth the trip up Mount Dandenong. There are over 93 ceramic sculptures woven into the eucalyptus forest. William Ricketts vision was to embrace Aboriginal spirituality and have respect for the natural world. The ceramic figures blending into the rainforest are bizarre, a little...More
Visited this beautiful garden yesterday...what a spiritual experience it was. You can wander around forever here and just breathe in the fresh, clean air in this serene location. Take time to really SEE these beautiful works of art..they are indeed magical. Don't worry about taking...More
I would think you must rent a car and meander around the area of the sanctuary as the small towns / villages are amazing. I doubt if public transit goes there but I am not from the area. The sanctuary was mind boggling but... More
I would think you must rent a car and meander around the area of the sanctuary as the small towns / villages are amazing. I doubt if public transit goes there but I am not from the area. The sanctuary was mind boggling but the towns were super with wonderful little shops and diners. It is not far from the outskirts of Melbourne but a good hike from the center of the city. Well worth the journey!