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The Changing Face of the Dandenongs’ Culture

The Dandenong Ranges are a temperate rainforest region dominated by towering mountain ash trees, pine needles, and tree ferns. Snowfall occurs several times annually at higher elevations. Capital Alliance’s plan includes plans for new apartment towers, shops and community centres…

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Winter Sports and Activities in the Dandenongs

The Dandenong Ranges are a scenic enclave within reach of Melbourne, known for their breathtaking lookouts, natural sites, rural settlements and community bazaars. Explore Puffing Billy steam train rides; wander walking trails past lush fern gullies; take in breathtaking views…

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A Tour of the Dandenongs’ Most Beautiful Gardens

The Alfred Nicholas Gardens are an idyllic spot, complete with rock walls, a lake and boathouse for boating activities, picnicking areas and numerous blooming flowerbeds that blossom all year long. Healesville Sanctuary provides visitors with opportunities to interact with various…

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The Best of Bed and Breakfasts in the Dandenongs

Experience nature at its finest at this breathtaking retreat. This property offers several private cottages equipped with luxurious amenities such as gas/log fires, parking spaces, and much more. Mary Cards Coach House is conveniently situated within close proximity to William…

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Revival of Traditional Practices in the Dandenongs

Experience the charm and romance of Victorian country life on Puffing Billy! Travel across trestle bridges and rolling hills on this narrow-gauge steam train, while visiting historical gardens and parks around the ranges. Cultural revival is typically associated with minority…

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The Best Seasonal Blooms in the Dandenong Ranges Gardens

Olinda’s National Rhododendron Gardens (formerly Dandenong Ranges Botanic Garden) are an absolute paradise for blossom fans from September – October. Here you can explore beds of breathtaking tulips with hues that span from pastel pink to deepest red; while at…

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Day Trip Essentials – Enjoying the Dandenongs in a Day

The Dandenongs are breathtaking in any season; however, for optimal viewing experience it’s best to visit on a clear day. Discover towering forests and fern gullies among the hills, discover lush gardens that bloom throughout the seasons from rhododendrons in…

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The Dandenongs’ Gardens for Wellness and Meditation

Start exploring this sustainable Chelsea Australian garden designed by Phillip Johnson Landscapes and made possible through Victorian and Commonwealth government funding as well as donations from The People and Parks Foundation. It promises an adventure in botany! Discover the Dandenong…

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Sustainable Transport Options in the Dandenongs

Sustainable living means having less of an effect on our environment while living healthier, saving money, gaining new skills, and building community connections. * Collaborating with key stakeholders to protect and enhance the ecological value of Greater Dandenong land. *…

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Exploring the Dandenongs Wetlands and Their Inhabitants

Wetlands provide habitats for many diverse plants and animals, making them ideal for bird watching. Bring binoculars as well as your family’s favorite snacks to ensure an unforgettable outdoor adventure! In the 1920s and 30s, wealthy families from Melbourne would…