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 Melbourne road trip app.
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Tours to Dandenong Ranges National Park
$149 BOOK WITH VIATOR Dandenong Ranges Private Tour Including William Ricketts Sanctuary
Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes
$745 BOOK WITH VIATOR LGBT+ Friendly Full Day Yarra Valley & Dandenong Ranges Private Tour
Duration: 12 hours
$644 BOOK WITH VIATOR '56 Chevrolet 6-Hour Dandenong Ranges Classic Car Private Tour (4 person)
Duration: 6 hours
$195 BOOK WITH VIATOR Discover Tour: Dandenong Ranges & William Ricketts Sanctuary
Duration: 6 hours
$728 BOOK WITH VIATOR Private Yarra Valley & Dandenong Ranges Hiking Tour from Melbourne
Duration: 12 hours
$167 BOOK WITH VIATOR Yarra Valley, Dandenong Ranges inc. lunch with wine,plus morning tea,chocolate
Duration: 6 to 8 hours
Dandenong Ranges National Park reviews
This is one of those scenic National parks that is famous for many treks with different difficulty levels suiting every indovidual, especially the 1000 Steps which is not just breathtaking but... more »
Burke's Lookout is not seperately listed to the Dandenong Ranges National Park. some 3,500 HA of Australian bush in the Dandenong Ranges 30-40 KM from Melbourne. Burke's Lookout is not well signed... more »
Beautiful national park, full of giant Mountain Ash trees and tree ferns. See if you can spot some of the region's most famous birds, such as the Sulphur Crested Cockatoo, Crimson Rosella or the region's emblem, the Lyrebird. The walks start from all over, and make sure you head to one of the towns for lunch!
Did the 1000 steps and loved (and hated) every minute of it. Definitely going back again. Lots of signage and stories to read about the history of the area which is great. Plenty of parking and places to BBQ & eat. Great for friends & family to enjoy.
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