The Dandenong Ranges Travel Guide

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Photo of The Dandenong Ranges Photo: Mark Watson/Tourism Victoria

Plan Your The Dandenong Ranges Vacation

Melburnians come to the beautiful Dandenong Ranges, also known simply as the Dandenongs, for a breath of fresh air, especially in autumn when the deciduous trees turn golden and in spring when the public gardens explode into color with tulip, daffodil, azalea, and rhododendron blooms. At Mt. Dandenong, the highest point (2,077 feet), a scenic lookout known as SkyHigh Mount Dandenong, affords spectacular views over Melbourne and the bay beyond. Dandenong Ranges National Park, which encompasses five smaller parks, including Sherbrooke Forest and Ferntree Gully, has dozens of walking trails. The many villages (which include Olinda, Sassafras, Kalorama, Sherbrooke, and Kallista) have curio shops, art galleries, food emporiums, caf├ęs, and restaurants, and are dotted with lovely B&Bs. Visitors should be aware that the Dandenong Ranges and the high point of Mount Dandenong are completely different from Dandenong city (30 km [19 mi] southeast of Melbourne and on the Pakenham railway line), which is officially designated as an outer suburb of Melbourne.

Hotels

The Dandenong Ranges Hotels

... Olinda is the main village in the Dandenong Ranges region and a good base for exploring the area. It's actually two villages (Lower and Upper Olinda, the...read more

Restaurants

The Dandenong Ranges Restaurants

... Olinda is the main village in the Dandenong Ranges region and a good base for exploring the area. It's actually two villages (Lower and Upper Olinda, the...read more

Things To Do

Things To Do in The Dandenong Ranges

Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.

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