Dandenong Ranges National Park, Dandenong

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The lush Dandenong Ranges National Park provide an ideal escape from urban Melbourne. Among these low mountains--which rise to 633 m (2,076 ft)--you'll find a dense temperate rainforest of towering mountain ash trees. Colorful with flowers in spring, deep green in summer, and occasionally snow-dusted in winter, the area offers numerous activities and charming villages. Head to SkyHigh atop Mount Dandenong for views back to Melbourne. Stop and smell the flowers at the National Rhododendron Gardens or hike through dense stands of soaring mountain ash trees in Sherbrooke Forest. Wander around the shops and galleries in Olinda, Belgrave, and Sassafras. If you want to spend a night or two, reserve a cottage or guesthouse nestled in the woods near one of the area's friendly towns. Put Dandenong Ranges National Park at the forefront of your travel plans using our Dandenong road trip app .
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  • Recently visited Melbourne for a few days visit and did the Dandenongs half day trip including the Puffing Billy steam train. Enjoyed it but should have done the day trip. Haven't been up to the Dande...  more »
  • Recently went to Burkes lookout to watch the fireworks. Great place to go rather than pay to visit Sky High Lookout. Path available, however we parked further away and hiked down to the lookout.  more »
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  • I loved being with nature and this is the best in the east where you can spend relaxing time by yourself or with a family. There are other things to do within the region like walking up on 1000 steps which will take you over an hour, take a sip of your favourite coffee in the local cafe shops, and take a glimpse of the overlooking at the sky restaurant especially on sunset
  • Absolutely beautiful walk. Was a great way to escape the city for a while and walk with nature. Tracks are fairly well kept and not too steep if you know people who struggle with hills. We went in the afternoon and it was just perfect seeing the sun shine through the trees!
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