Looking for something to do in the beautiful Dandenong Ranges? Here are our top rated activities and destinations. Please be sure to check for any restrictions, closures or suitability with our tourism partners before booking.
Trees Adventure – Glen Harrow Park
Set amongst the giant eucalypt trees of the Dandenong Ranges you’ll find Trees Adventure Glen Harrow Park. This tree-top, eco-adventure includes 23 flying foxes and 100+ aerial challenges that range from 3 meters to 15 meters in height. With activities available for participants aged 4+, Trees Adventure is suitable for kids, families, and adrenaline junkies alike. Treesadventure.com.au
Old Monbulk Rd, Belgrave VIC
Monday – Friday, 11am – 5pm
Saturday & Sunday, 9am – 5pm
Ph: 03 9752 5354
Puffing Billy Railway
Step into a timeless world of wonder with Australia’s favourite steam train, Puffing Billy, located in the heart of the Dandenong Ranges and only one-hour east of Melbourne.
Built in 1900 to serve the local communities that lived in the hills, carrying anything from passengers to timber, livestock, potatoes and plants, the Railway is now a major tourist attraction that invites visitors to come and experience a century old tradition every day of the year, except Christmas Day, thanks to the tireless efforts of more than 600 volunteers.
Take in the magic of steam train travel from the moment you arrive, with the sight of the historic locomotives being prepared for departure at the station, the smell of steam billowing out of the vessel’s chimney and the evocative sound of the train’s whistle.
Before long, our friendly conductors will help you on board the open-sided carriages for a serene ride over the hills, across the iconic timber trestle bridges, down the valley and into the forest on the original mountain track between Belgrave and Gembrook. Puffingbilly.com.au
1 Old Monbulk Rd, Belgrave VIC
Ph: +61 (03) 9757 0700
Mary Eats Cake – High Tea in Montrose
Mary Eats Cake is Melbourne’s High Tea specialist, with one of Mary’s venues located in the quaint leafy suburb of Montrose. This country glam venue is a high tea sanctuary famous for its main tea house, garden and private tea rooms. It is the perfect place to visit and try one of Mary’s deliciously famous High Teas, or to book for a fabulous function. www.maryeatscake.com.au
13 Leith Rd, Montrose VIC
Ph: +61 (03) 8394 5661
Dandenong Ranges Trail
The Dandenong Ranges Trail is a 74km long distance walking trail from Gembrook to Lilydale through the beautiful Dandenong Ranges. More than just a bush walk, takes in the forests of mountain ash and fern trees, lovely hills towns, gardens, art and history of this beautiful area.
The trail can be done as a multi-day walk using the many excellent accommodation providers, restaurants, and businesses located close to the trail. Or use public transport to complete the trail as a series of day walks.
The trail begins in Gembrook, the last stop on the Puffing Billy Railway, which makes for a perfect way to get to the start of the walk. As well as the main trail there are plenty of lovely gardens and sites to visit close to the trail so we encourage you to take your time and enjoy all that the Dandenongs offer.
To plan your itinerary visit www.dandenongrangestrail.com.au