Dandenong Ranges is an attraction in itself.
Without doubt, the Dandenong Ranges offer its visitors an exceptional tourism experiences. With the Dandenong Ranges National Park being a major attraction in itself. Occupying most of the area of Mount Dandenong and its surroundings.
The region offers a number of walking pathways through the stony landscape of the Dandenongs that houses numerous native Australian bushes. Tourists will surely enjoy the trails in this scenic and hilly environment of the Dandenong Ranges. Located within the Dandenong Ranges National Park, the 1000 steps Kokoda Walk is a unique and renowned tourist spot. The 1000 steps boasts the Kokoda Track Memorial Walk, a popular walking trail of this area.
Being the major mountain range near Melbourne, the Dandenong Ranges are home to the state’s numerous TV and radio decommissioned transmission towers. While visiting the hilly regions, you will see the towers soaring into the sky from the surrounding woods.
Puffing Billy Steam Train
While visiting the Dandenongs, you should climb on board Puffing Billy steam train to explore the area’s most scenic milieu. The train passes through Belgrave to Gembrook, while crossing the rail pathways through the small quaint towns and the scenic forests adjacent to them.
Mt Dandenong Obervatory
The area’s premier tourist attraction is the Mount Dandenong Observatory, a beautiful parkland that sits above 633 metres above the sea-level. The observatory is the highest view-point of the surrounding area that offers awe-inspiring views of the landscape and the mountain.
Besides that, you will also find the Sky High Restaurant with stunning views of Melbourne City, a coffee shop and picnic grounds with outdoor BBQ areas. Visitors can also relax inside these attractive formal gardens while enjoying stunning views of the Dandenongs and its surroundings.
The National Rhododendron Gardens and William Ricketts Sanctuary
The National Rhododendron Gardens is a popular destination. This serene setting houses a variety of colourful blooms including the azaleas, camellias. The William Ricketts Sanctuary is an amazing setting where you can relax and enjoy over 90 different sculptures depicting the Aboriginal people engaging with the earth in a pure forest setting. Carved into rocks and tree trunks that dot the paths that flow throughout the property.