Experience the Dandenongs

Mount Dandenong & Surrounds


Accommodations With a View

Views can be the draw for many travelers, so finding a room with one is certainly worthwhile.

East of Melbourne lies the mountain ranges, popular with day trippers. Dandenong Ranges National Park features forests of tall mountain ash trees and plunging fern gullies; hike up one of the mountains for scenic views of You Yangs and Port Phillip Bay.

Mountain Lodge

Staying at Mountain Lodge feels like entering another world, with its floor-to-ceiling vistas and cozy lounge ambience. Perfect for romantic retreats or hosting large events, this lodge rental offers five suites, kitchen facilities, three fireplaces and multiple common areas – not to mention its swimming pool, hot tub and breathtaking outdoor vistas!

Each suite at the lodge has been uniquely designed, but all uphold high standards of cleanliness and style. For example, Tasman and Salvatore Suites boast queen double beds, spa baths, private balconies that overlook old-growth trees on the property, full kitchens with lounge and dining areas as well as modern appliances such as full refrigerators, dishwashers, washers/dryers and an espresso machine – truly luxurious accommodations that meet high expectations of cleanliness and style!

Rustic Worldly Food and Historic Dining Room offers breakfast daily. Additionally, there is the Little Cabin Cafe that delivers meals directly to suites or cabins.

The Olinda Falls are within walking distance, as are William Ricketts Sanctuary and Kalorama Lookout. Furthermore, only a short drive will bring you to Yarra Valley, home to award-winning wines.

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Observatory Cottages

At the top of Mount Dandenong with panoramic views of Port Phillip Bay and surrounding suburbs, Observatory Cottages provide highly personalized cottage accommodation that’s intimate yet character filled. Choose between Candlewick Cottage, Candlewick Suite, Ironbark Cottage, Owls Croft or Windsong Cottage – each cottage comes complete with private spa bath and full self-containment (fully equipped kitchen, dining setting and LCD TV with DVD player as well as luxury linen, slippers and toiletries. Some suites even include fireplaces!).

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These spacious and luxurious self-contained cottages are individually decorated, each boasting a large double spa, gas log fire, reverse cycle air conditioning/heating, quality linens, fully equipped kitchens with tea/coffee making facilities and breakfast provisions, plus balcon or patios equipped with outdoor furniture – free parking is provided nearby!

Rocky Creek Art Garden B&B boasts stunning views of the Dandenong Ranges and is just 10 minutes away from SkyHigh Mount Dandenong and Mount Dandenong Lookout. Additionally, Puffing Billy Railway tourist train and Melbourne city centre can be reached easily within an easy drive distance.

Each cottage comes equipped with its own bathroom featuring both shower and tub, along with refrigerator, microwave and dishwasher appliances as well as dining areas and sofas for added comfort.

Located in the Yarra Valley, this cottage is just minutes away from Sassafras and Olinda villages, featuring towering mountain ash gum trees and rhododendrons as well as lovely walking trails for guests to explore the property. They can enjoy full cooked breakfast each morning as well as being close to local restaurants and cafes in Olinda; making this cottage ideal for romantic escapes or family trips in the mountains!

Forest Cottage

The Forest Cottage is the epitome of Hills cottage life; romantic yet private it makes for the ideal escape for couples or families alike. Conveniently located between Olinda and Sassafras villages within walking distance as well as towering trees and beautiful gardens surrounding it, five public gardens to discover, national parks to discover, 1000 steps to climb as well as cafes, restaurants and wineries nearby – it truly offers something special!

This luxurious cottage offers a king bed, cozy lounge with gas log fire, large spa bath and fully equipped kitchen – not to mention free parking and continental breakfast provisions included as part of its tariff.

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At just 27 miles from Melbourne Zoo and 29 miles from Shrine of Remembrance, this motel provides its guests with plenty of outdoor activities – hiking and cycling being among them – plus there’s even a barbecue, dining area and refrigerator!

Staying connected via complimentary Wi-Fi or unwinding with a DVD are both easily achievable in their room, as is taking advantage of microwave and refrigerator facilities, iPod docking station and flat-screen television. In the bathroom is also provided a jetted bathtub and rainfall showerhead – all added for guests’ comfort!

This self-contained villa is conveniently situated a short walk away from the Snowy Mountains Railway and features an open plan living/dining and kitchen area, featuring air conditioning. There is also a queen size mahogany four poster bed as well as an ensuite with double spa and separate shower, decorations, antique furniture and romantic touches that add romance. Linen towels and bathrobes are provided, plus there is an oven, dishwasher and dishwasher in the kitchen as well as stunning views from its terrace.

Bonza View

Bonza View offers guests high-end, sustainable apartment accommodation with an ideal location in Kalorama. Close to impressive walking trails and SkyHigh Mount Dandenong while still feeling removed from city life, Bonza View features amenities such as air conditioning and an open plan living space to make guests’ stays pleasant and convenient.

Visitors will find a fully equipped kitchen complete with oven, microwave, fridge and dining area in each apartment. In addition, washing machines and dryers will be provided along with flat-screen televisions with satellite channels as well as spacious bathrooms equipped with bathtubs and slippers for their use.

This property is conveniently situated only minutes from Olinda and Puffing Billy Railway, while also providing easy access to mountains and forests of Dandenong Ranges as well as wineries of Yarra Valley.

Guests will have plenty of exciting activities available during their stay at Malvern and Melbourne – such as the Mount Dandenong Observatory Observation Deck and SkyHigh Mount Dandenong Restaurant, Malvern Shopping, etc.

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While not exploring the local area, guests can relax in their apartment with various amenities available to them such as a patio and free private parking, in-room kitchen and spa bath.

Bonza View is conveniently situated close to Dandenong Train Station and Chadstone Shopping Mall. Sherbrook Falls and Lower Ferntree Gully can also be easily reached within an easy drive distance of this property, with cancellation and prepayment policies that differ according to room type – simply enter your dates of stay below to view what policies apply in relation to each type of room you select.

Vista Views

With breathtaking views of the Dandenongs, this apartment in Victoria is within walking distance to Olinda and Sassafras attractions as well as shops, restaurants, pubs, a garden with barbecue facilities and free parking – ideal for your stay!

Dandenong Ranges are an all-time favourite with visitors and locals alike, providing a serene escape from city life. Perfect for nature enthusiasts, hikers and cyclists. Their rich biodiversity also draws birdwatchers who can spot cockatoos, rosellas, kookaburras among many others!

In the 1920s and 1930s, wealthy families from Melbourne would come here for weekend retreats to relax and admire the picturesque mountainous views. Cottages and country homes were constructed as weekend retreats that still stand today. Furthermore, Puffing Billy railway runs along these mountains, passing through various small villages east of Melbourne.

Dandenongs offers visitors many things to see and do, especially during spring when its colors bloom into life. Admire rhododendrons, azaleas and camellias at Dandenong Ranges Botanic Gardens while Tesselaar Tulip Farm boasts an abundant display of beautiful blooms.

Explore Ferntree Gully Trail or Sherbrooke Falls on a family-friendly hike and witness its lush rainforest with towering trees, listening to flowing waterfalls, and spotting native animals like Sulfur-crested Cockatoo, Superb Lyrebird and Laughing Kookaburras along your walk. Additionally, the park hosts many species of mammal such as Short-beaked Echidnas and Common Wombats that will add extra colour and life.