Getting Here and Around

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Getting Here and Around

Motorists can either take the Yarra Valley route, and turn off at Lilydale and head south to Montrose and on to Olinda, or take the South Eastern Freeway or M1 (a toll applies) and exit at Ferntree Gully Road. From there, take the Mt. Dandenong Tourist Road and follow it to Olinda, arriving from the south. Trains travel from Flinders Street Station to Belgrave on the Belgrave line. This town is on the southern edge of the Dandenongs and is the home of the steam train called Puffing Billy. Other towns on the same railway line are Ferntree Gully and Upper Ferntree Gully. Bus 694 runs from Belgrave Station to the Mt. Dandenong Lookout, via the villages of Sherbrooke, Sassafras, and Olinda. Alternatively, take the train from Flinders Street Station to Croydon (on the Lilydale line), then take the 688 bus to Olinda and William Ricketts Sanctuary.

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