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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…

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Dandenong Ranges Through a Photographer’s Lens

If you’re getting married in the Dandenong Ranges, it’s essential that your photographer be familiar with all of the best photoshoot locations. With this list of highly rated Dandenong Ranges wedding photographers you will easily be able to locate one…

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Best Cafes and Restaurants for Cold Days

With its cozy fireplace, wooden beams, and comfy sofas, this restaurant will certainly warm you up! Offering Mediterranean tapas as well as an impressive wine selection. Pair your winter warmer with rich meats such as pork or turkey, or pair…

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The Dandenongs’ Organic Farms and Their Role in Eco-Tourism

The Dandenongs are home to an abundance of native Australian bird, reptile, and mammal species as well as aquatic fauna and flora that thrives within its many waterways and lakes. This study’s results indicate that resources in consumer landscapes positively…