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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 > 20 + private houses, cottages and apartments

Valley Ranges Getaways

Properties for couples, families, groups, intimate weddings and elopements. Conveniently located close to restaurants, attractions, walking trails and gardens.

Olinda > Ceremony & Reception

Weddings at Olinda Tea House

With floor to ceiling windows, the bi-fold doors open up to the surrounding deck creating a seamless flow from the indoor reception onto the lush green gardens and bush land backdrop.

Sassafras > 100% Natural skin care products

Soap Opera - Sassafras

Soap Opera products are 100% natural and Naturopathically formulated, designed to nourish, care and scent the body, without harsh chemicals and without testing on animals.

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.

Olinda > Garden Weddings & Receptions

Weddings at Cloudehill Gardens

Two gardens within Cloudehill make perfect settings for garden weddings and Receptions can be held at Seasons Restaurant overlooking the gardens. The gardens are also available for wedding photography.

Mt Dandenong > Dine-in, Dinner and Lunch

Kelly's Bar & Kitchen

A cozy log cabin with large open fire situated in the heart of the Dandenong’s. Kelly’s has a wide variety of nationally acclaimed craft beers and wines complimented with a contemporary Australian menu and the perfect kids menu.

Sassafras > ethical coffee + gourmet food

Storehouse Espresso Bar Sassafras

Fuel your mountain meanderings with our specialty coffee (ethically roasted just down the road) and delicious bites to eat!

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 > An Annual Hills tradition

The Chestnut Festival

Chestnut icecream anyone? Lots of stalls showcasing food made with chestnuts and local arts and crafts. Fun rides and adventure play space for the kids.

Sassafras > ethical coffee roastery

Storehouse Roastery Olinda

Sourcing ethical coffee from around the globe and roasting it right here in Olinda, our roasters and baristas know and love their craft well. Come and try! We have a blend for everyone and take home packs to enjoy too.

Olinda > Teahouse and Asian-Fusion Dining

Olinda Tea House

Taking a modern spin on Chinese cuisine, we offer unique high quality dishes, exquisite desserts and high teas.

Dandenong Ranges > Silvan

The Tulip Festival

Tulip season is truly beautiful and the entertainment is great. Themed weekends like Dutch, Turkish, Food & Jazz, Irish and a special week for Children.

Sassafras > Where the locals choose to be

Ripe Sassafras Cafe | Restaurant

Hills locals serving up a smile with award winning organic dark roast, Lindt hot chocolate, specialty teas and chef prepared meals and cakes made in-house from scratch from local and ethical sources.

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 > 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 > 7 Gorgeous Self Contained Cottages

Como Cottage Accommodation

Gorgeous 1, 2 & 3 bedroom cottages with a unique touch of hills history. Perfect for couples, groups or families, choose a spa or real log fire.

Olinda > Iconic Hat Store

Truffaux Hatmakers

Internationally renowned hatmakers with a deep love for Panamas, fedoras, felts, furs, caps, buckets, beanies, newsboys, berets, irish scarves, cacao & quirky night lights.

Olinda > 100% Natural skin care products

Soap Opera - Olinda

Soap Opera products are 100% natural and Naturopathically formulated, designed to nourish, care and scent the body, without harsh chemicals and without testing on animals.

Dandenong Ranges > Great food and family fun!

Herb & Chilli Festival

Learn how to grow and use herbs and chillis, food stalls with international dishes, cooking demos, entertainment and of course a chilli cook off!

Olinda > The home of pies!

Pie in the Sky

Come and enjoy our handcrafted award-winning Australian Pies, Pastries and Cakes. We are also famous for our Devonshire Teas!

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.

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.

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