Dandenong Ranges

Escape the bustle of Melbourne and discover an array of hidden delights in the Dandenong Ranges.

No matter what time of the year you visit this beautiful low mountain range, bursting with colour in spring or softened by mist and light snow in winter, the scenic rainforest landscape will not disappoint.

As you travel through the thick rainforest of Mountain Ash trees, the tallest flowering plant in the world, keep your eyes peeled for wallabies and a glimpse of the elusive lyrebird. This native Australian bird is most notable for its striking beauty and super ability to mimic sounds from its environment.

A visit to the Dandenongs is not complete without a ride on board the century-old Puffing Billy Steam Train – Australia’s oldest operating steam train.

Experience the charm of the lovely village of Sassafras as you browse the eclectic antique and craft shops and treat yourself to a mouth-watering Devonshire Tea at Grant’s Reserve, a haven in the wilderness.