The Dandenong Ranges is Melbourne’s mountain retreat. The Dandenong’s are just a 45 minute drive east of Melbourne and includes the villages of Sassafras, Olinda and Mt Dandenong on one side of the ridge and Belgrave and Kallista, heading into Monbulk on the other side. Traditionally known by Melbournian’s for the lush fern gullies and towering Mountain Ash, Miss Marples devonshire teas, quaint B&B’s, the Skyhigh Observatory, the Cuckoo Bavarian restaurant and iconic Puffing Billy Railway.
Weekends are a busy time with the hustle and bustle of tourists enjoying the quaint shopping strips, cafes & restaurants, galleries, relaxation services such as massage and the parks & gardens of the Villages of Mt Dandenong.
To truly appreciate all that is available to see and do in the Dandenong’s, visitors could spend many days exploring. A fabulous way to enjoy the region is with a midweek escape and experience it like a local!
Visitors staying longer can truly take the time to enjoy all that the Dandenong Ranges has to offer.
Time to breathe. Time to reflect. Time to reconnect. Time to enjoy.