Experience the Dandenongs

Mount Dandenong & Surrounds

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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…

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The Historical Gardens of the Dandenong Ranges

Dandenong Ranges are an idyllic weekend escape from Melbourne. Towering gum trees, fern gullies and photogenic trestle bridges create the ultimate leafy retreat. National Rhododendron Gardens bloom with vibrant rhododendrons, azaleas and camellias during autumn and spring, while Yarra Ranges…

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Spring Festivals and Cultural Events in the Dandenongs

Rejoice in spring as the Dandenongs come alive with colour! Tiptoe through the blooming tulips at Silvan’s Farm during Dutch Weekend; explore Turkish and Irish cultures during dedicated weekends; or treat your tastebuds to food, wine and jazz weekends! Karimi…

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The Dandenongs’ Foggy Mornings – A Photographer’s Dream

Fog gently wraps itself around Silvan Reservoir trees, creating an idyllic scene rarely encountered by editorial photographers. Be swept away by the serenity of towering forests and cascading waterfalls of The Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges. Taste regional flavours while…

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Oral Traditions – Keeping the Dandenongs’ Stories Alive

Dandenongs is home to an abundance of artistic locals. For ceramics and organic body care products visit Lillypilly Pottery; for hats check out Truffaux. Oral traditions are an integral component of human communication that includes proverbs, riddles, stories and nursery…

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Multi-Day Hiking in the Dandenongs

The Dandenong Ranges provide an idyllic mountain retreat just minutes away from Melbourne. Home to lush fern glades, towering forests in National Parks, cool-climate public gardens and eclectic little villages waiting to be discovered, The Dandenongs provide the perfect opportunity…

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The Craft Markets of the Dandenongs – A Treasure Trove

Dandenongs markets provide an enjoyable shopping experience with fresh local produce and artisanal goods from all around the world, as well as delectable cuisine from different corners. Stroll through cozy village shopping strips lined with boutique stores to discover unique…

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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…