Dandenong Ranges

48KM from Melbourne

Need a break from city life? Escape to the picturesque Dandenong Ranges. A nature-lover’s dream, the Dandenong’s are renowned for scenic views, forest walks and charming hill-top towns.

But don’t let that quaint introduction fool you - this beautiful area of outer Melbourne is also jam-packed with adventure, entertainment and family-fun.

  • Grab a bite Burnham Beeches
    Known affectionately as The Piggery, this rustic café is the perfect place to tuck into delicious baked goods and sample local organic goodies. With a farm-to-table philosophy, you can expect the finest and freshest food all year round.

    1 Sherbrooke Rd, Sherbrooke 3789

  • Quench your thirst Sky-high Mt Dandenong
    Sky-high promises ‘spectacular views’ and they don’t disappoint. With some of the best skyline viewing in Melbourne, there’s no better place to pull up a chair and pop open a bottle of wine, day or night.

    26 Observatory Rd, Mount Dandenong 3767

  • Stretch your legs Sherbrooke Falls Walk Difficulty level: Easy
    This 45 minute trail is the perfect introduction to the Dandenong Ranges hiking scene. Pass through a forest of the tallest flowering hardwood’s in the world and arrive at spectacular natural falls. Be sure to keep an eye out for wombats and lyrebirds on your way!

    O'Donohue Track, Sherbrooke 3789

  • Fill a shopping bag SOAK Sassafras
    A wonderland of handmade candles, bath and body care, SOAK sells the finest Australian-made fragrances. Head inside and indulge in some much needed self-care after a year we’d all rather forget!

    4/372 Mount Dandenong Tourist Rd, Sassafras 3178

  • Snap a selfie Burkes Lookout
    This stunning panoramic lookout is a sunset chaser’s dream. With views across Melbourne as far as the eyes can see, it is the perfect place to take in the sights. Bring comfortable shoes - there are no seats, picnic tables or even flat areas to sit! As a local favourite, Burkes is as vista-perfect as they come.

    Osprey Road, Mount Dandenong 3767

  • Spend quality time Puffing Billy
    An attraction that needs little introduction, the Puffing Billy railway is an iconic symbol of the local area. Ride the heritage steam-train railway through narrow gauges and overgrown rainforest for the perfect family day out.

    1 Old Monbulk Rd, Belgrave 3160

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