Storybook towns nestled in the mountains

Imagine the seasons in the towns of the ranges as they burst with vibrant colour in spring and are softened by fog and dustings of snow in Winter. Embrace the creative vibe of shops and galleries in Olinda, Belgrave and Sassafras, overflowing with unique designs in jewellery, furniture and much more.

Observe how far you’ve come as you gaze upon the city’s twinkling panorama of lights from Sky High atop Mount Dandenong, a very popular point for lovers & alike.

Glimpse the antique flanks of the historic Puffing Billy steam train from your hilltop cottage, jump aboard and dangle your feet out of the open-sided carriages, or act adult and enjoy first-class travel.

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Wandering through the magical hill towns

Get reconnected with the elements in the massive national parks & gardens, from the blooms of the Rhododendron Gardens to the whispering forests in the Sherbrooke Forest.

Weave through lush gullies and misty mountain ash to places like Sherbrooke Forest & One Tree Hill. Be guided in quiet contemplation by mysterious sculptures hidden within the ferns in the William Ricketts Sanctuary. Go tough and conquer the Thousand Steps and the fascinating Kokoda Walk.

Old world delights with the modern touch

Taste just how Dandenong Ranges eateries have successfully mixed one part modern style with one part tradition. Treat yourself with famous Devonshire teas, dine on the Puffing Billy or savour just-picked berries and local produce in warm cafes or airy restaurants with amazing views.  The Dandenong Ranges has it all!