SkyHigh is a lookout with majestic views, 2 cafes, restaurant, function room, summer beer garden, Maze, English garden and walking trails in the state forest.
Some 20 garden compartments threaded through 80 year old European beech, magnolias, maples and a collection of Himalayan tree rhododendrons.
Annual Events and Festivals.
If you need an excuse to go away, you'll always find something going on in the Dandenong Ranges. Along with year round attractions, there are also lots of special annual events. Choose an event, book a hills cottage and join us for a while. You'll have a great time and go home feeling calm, refreshed and rejuvenated.
Come for a ride from Belgrave to Gembrook and experience Australia’s favourite steam train, one of the finest preserved steam railways in the world.
The factory is open daily where you can watch as the chocolatiers create masterful chocolates before your eyes. And yes, there are samples!
Emma Jennings Gallery is a unique destination, designed to make viewing and purchasing artwork and gifts a warm and inspiring experience.
Leaf Studios is a six working artists studios with a gallery and shop open to the public all year round with original artwork all handmade in the hills.
Over 10,000 lavender plants makes a beautiful sight. See the lavender hand harvested and dried in the drying shed during harvest time.
The iconic vintage paddleboats on the Lake have been lovingly restored and cater for 1-2 riders. Experience a close encounter as you navigate your way amongst our resident wildlife.
The two-hectare garden is one of our hidden jewels featuring more than 1400 different species of native plants, a retail plant nursery and lovely views.
Just a short drive away, freshly picked fruit is available every day of the year and during the popular daily Fruit Tasting Tractor Tours.
Enjoy a self-guided tour, strolling through 40 hectares of scenic botanic gardens or a picnic by the lake and take in stunning views of the Australian Alps.
A place of beauty and tranquillity, due both to the natural setting and the mystical sculptures half hidden among ferns along the pathways.
Enjoy magnificent views from these terraced gardens and tranquil walks, bird watching, photography and picnicking on the lawns at Pirianda Gardens.
Along all walking tracks are scenic views, native flora and fauna, some waterfalls and picnic areas. There are designated tracks for all fitness levels and abilities.
Once part of Burnham Beeches Estate, Alfred Nicholas Gardens has extensive water features with waterfalls, an ornamental lake and the famous boat house.
A natural sanctuary with over 130 different native birds including the Wedgetail Eagle and Powerful Owl, also over 200 species of native plants.
See an abundance of native animals and birds, such as the Superb Lyrebird, the world’s tallest flowering tree the Mountain Ash and walks through lush fern gullies.
With a welcoming cellar door boasting stunning views, it is the perfect venue for relaxing or hosting functions and wedding celebrations.
Take a trip back in time to Mont De Lancey Homestead, an authentic recreation of pioneer life in the Dandenong Ranges and an art gallery.
Indigenous art gallery, collection and cultural education, contemporary arts gallery, performing arts, artist studios, live music, workshops and café.
Soar through the forest on an array of flying foxes and take on a series of thrilling challenges. There are easy courses and those for thrill seekers.
A mixture of movies on a total of 8 screens, including an outdoor cinema that operates December - March every year.
This Museum displays over 2,500 items including weaponry, documents and equipment from the Boer War through WWI and WWII to the current day.
Dating back to 1886, the heritage site was part of the Nobelius Nursery. The Museum houses a display of Emerald’s past to the present day.
Ride the paddleboats, wade in the pool, watch Puffing Billy Steam Train fill up with water, see the model railway exhibition or just take a stroll.
Catch a variety of species, Rainbow Trout, Golden Rainbow Trout, Brook Trout and Atlantic Salmon. Also, a playground, mini golf and picnic grounds with BBQ’s.