Attractions & Activities

Sherbrooke > Free Public Garden

Alfred Nicholas Gardens

Once part of Burnham Beeches Estate, Alfred Nicholas Gardens has extensive water features with waterfalls, an ornamental lake and the famous boat house.

Olinda > Free Public Garden

Pirianda Gardens

Enjoy magnificent views from these terraced gardens and tranquil walks, bird watching, photography and picnicking on the lawns at Pirianda Gardens.

Dandenong Ranges > Emerald

Emerald Lake Park

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.

Kallista > Birds, Walking Trails & Café

Grants Picnic Ground

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.

Dandenong Ranges > Belgrave

Treetops Adventure

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.

Sassafras > Exhibitions by local artists

Up Gallery Sassafras

We are an artists run gallery exhibiting paintings, drawings and printmaking by Dandenong Ranges creatives. Our 'Made on the Mountain' giftshop is filled with ceramics, cards, textiles, jewellery and limited edition artists prints.

Dandenong Ranges > Belgrave South

Birdsland Reserve & Nursery

A natural sanctuary with over 130 different native birds including the Wedgetail Eagle and Powerful Owl, also over 200 species of native plants.

Dandenong Ranges > Trains Run Daily

Puffing Billy Railway

Step back in time at Australia’s oldest and best-preserved heritage steam railway, Puffing Billy, situated in the picturesque Dandenong Ranges and only 60-minutes from Melbourne CBD.

Dandenong Ranges > Emerald

Emerald Museum & Heritage Park

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.

Olinda > A must-see garden in all seasons

Cloudehill Gardens & Nursery

Some 20 garden compartments threaded through 80 year old European beech, magnolias, maples and a collection of Himalayan tree rhododendrons.

Dandenong Ranges > Macclesfield

Rainbow Trout Farm

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.

Dandenong Ranges > Gembrook

The Motorist Collection & Museum

A small private collection of vintage and classic cars, motorcycles, machinery and associated memorabilia housed in a period converted garage.

Dandenong Ranges > Belgrave

Cameo Cinemas

A mixture of movies on a total of 8 screens, including an outdoor cinema that operates December - March every year.

Dandenong Ranges > Lavender Farm in Wandin

Warratina Lavender Farm

Over 10,000 lavender plants makes a beautiful sight. See the lavender hand harvested and dried in the drying shed during harvest time.

Olinda > 10am - 5pm Daily

The Chelsea Australian Garden

The 2013 Chelsea Flower Show winning garden recreated in Olinda featuring an enormous Waratah sculpture, waterfall, billabong and over 15,000 plants!

Olinda > 10am - 5pm Daily

Dandenong Ranges Botanic Gardens

Enjoy a tour, or just take a stroll through 40 hectares of scenic botanic gardens or a picnic by the lake and take in stunning views of the Australian Alps.

Dandenong Ranges > Emerald lake Park, Emerald

Lakeside Paddleboats

The iconic vintage paddleboats on the Lake have been lovingly restored. Experience a close encounter as you navigate your way amongst our resident wildlife.

Dandenong Ranges > Free Entry

Menzies Creek Train Museum

A train enthusiasts dream, big or small. The historic museum covers a space of 1160 square metres and houses over 80 exhibits.

Olinda > Australia's Tastiest Handmade Chocolates

Only Mine Chocolate Factory

The Only Mine chocolate factory is open 7 days in the heart of Olinda to enjoy Australia's best hand crafted chocolates.

Sherbrooke > Art Gallery & Art School

Sherbrooke Art Gallery

Local Art Gallery featuring works by members of Sherbrooke Art Society in historic Red Mill building. Art classes & workshops . Events & Exhibitions.

Mt Dandenong > Free Public Garden

William Ricketts Sanctuary

CLOSED. A place of beauty and tranquillity, due both to the natural setting and the mystical sculptures half hidden among ferns along the pathways.

Mt Dandenong > Best views of Melbourne

SkyHigh Mount Dandenong

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.

Kalorama > Australian native display garden & nursery

Karwarra Australian Native Botanic Garden & Nursery

Karwarra Australian Native Botanic Garden, set on 2 hectares at picturesque Kalorama is devoted to displaying the diversity of Australian plants in a landscape setting.

Olinda > Artwork and Gifts

Emma Jennings Gallery

Emma Jennings Gallery is a unique destination featuring local, ethical and sustainable art and gifts inspired by living in the beautiful Dandenong Ranges.

Olinda > Exclusive & Hand Dyed fibers’/yarns’

Mountain Ash Yarnery & Gifts

Boasting a fiber/yarn hand dyer from each state and territory in Australia as well as exclusive colour ways and yarns. Mini Fiber blending and Spinning demos available on request.

Dandenong Ranges > Wandin North

Mont De Lancey Museum & Gallery

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.

Olinda > Jeweller, Workshops & Local Artisans

Tall Trees Studio

Eclectic in Nature & Style, Tall Trees Studio is home to local & Victorian Artists showcasing beautiful designed and/or hand made pieces.

Sassafras > No bookings, waiting list only

Miss Marples Tea Rooms

An authentic English cottage, our tea room is a gallery of Miss Marple memorabilia, offering Devonshire Teas and savoury treats in murderous proportions.

Dandenong Ranges > Family Fun

Rayners Orchard & Tractor Tours

Just a short drive away, freshly picked fruit is available every day of the year and during the popular daily Fruit Tasting Tractor Tours.

Dandenong Ranges > Upwey

Running Rabbit Military Museum

This Museum displays over 2,500 items including weaponry, documents and equipment from the Boer War through WWI and WWII to the current day.

Dandenong Ranges > Belgrave

Burrinja Gallery

Indigenous art gallery, collection and cultural education, contemporary arts gallery, performing arts, artist studios, live music, workshops and café.

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