Cool down in the beautiful Dandenong Ranges - because you deserve it! With lush forest canopies to shade your walks and stunning colour to guide leisurely wanders through the magnificent gardens ... it's a perfect area to wind down.

While there you could revisit the Puffing Billy of your youth, or make new memories with the little kids and young of heart. Take in the climb to Gembrook through the Mountain Ash forest and swing around the corners with the kids hanging out the side having a great time in the fresh air aboard an original old steam train. Trees Adventure is open all summer and takes the courageous from as young as four years old through to 104. Swing from the trees, enjoy the park and find your self exploring the tree tops in totally new ways. After all this wonderful outdoors activity enjoy authentic Argentinian hospitality and food at The Independent in Gembrook. This is a gem in the Hills we could not live without.

The gardens are the perfect place to take a breath and ground yourself once again. Wander Alfred Nicholas Gardens, Pirianda Gardens or call into Cloudehill and enjoy the gardens, nursery, and cafe. Read more about the cool climate gardens

Places to eat vary from the famous Cuckoo Restaurant to lunch spot Cafe Beaumarchais and white linen dining at Coonara Springs.

For more inspiration look through our website ... we know you'll enjoy the journey.

Take advantage of the following accommodations in the Dandenongs who have provided special Stay/Pay deals and discounted offers over the summer for you.

Adult only accommodation

Linden Gardens Rainforest Retreat

Mount Dandenong

Award winning Linden Gardens Rainforest Retreat offers four deluxe, unique design driven suites with rich, artistic interiors. Decadent and totally romantic.

Rocky Creek Art Garden B&B


Only an hours drive from Melbourne 'Rocky Creek B&B" is less than a 2 minutes drive perfectly positioned to the nearest townships of Olinda & Sassafrass, where there are tearooms, craft & antique shops, galleries and nurseries. A short minutes drive to the Rhododendron Gardens...

White Gates


A petite hideaway for two and newly renovated in 2015, this is a very special cottage. There is music, DVD player, a lovely dining table, books and magazines and luxurious linen, fluffy robes and beautiful toiletries supplied by Soap Opera in Olinda Village.
Nestled away on a treed block...

Twilight Cottage


A beautifully decorated and stylish cottage for two. King bed, full kitchen, Wifi, Foxtel in the bedroom, Open wood fire in the lounge, books, magazines, music to enjoy and you can stroll to Olinda or Mt Dandenong villages in a few minutes. Or, you might choose to sit in the courtyard and...

The Blackwood Sassafras


The Blackwood is in a quiet, private location but is less than a minutes walk from shops, cafes and restaurants in Sassafras. It is the ultimate getaway experience, with a stunning list of features. Fully airconditioned, heated and cooled, gas log fire, king size bed, surround sound music,...

Aquila Nova Retreat

The Patch

A luxury boutique accommodation, nestled in the tranquility of beautifully landscaped gardens and situated in the heart of the Dandenong Ranges National Park, close to the numerous tourist attractions. Featuring newly refurbished suites where the charm of the Tudor style is intertwined with a...

Villa d'Amour

Mount Dandenong

Step inside to the quiet calm oasis. The sumptuous furnishings and decadent decor will have you intrigued as you explore this delightful piece of French paradise nestled within the Dandenong Ranges.

Santosa Cottage


A 2 storey cottage nestled in tree ferns, Santosa is just for 2. Upstairs there is a wood fire in the lounge/bedroom, a deck opens through French doors on this level so you can sit looking out over the trees. Downstairs an open plan lounge, dining, kitchen and bathroom with a shower.

Family Accommodation

Woolrich Retreat


Welcome to Woolrich Retreat
In Woolrich's historic five-acre woodlands you will find our two luxury retreats where guests will enjoy the very best bed & breakfast accommodation available in the Dandenong Ranges.

Boyanda at Ferny Creek

Ferny Creek

There is never a dull moment as you sit and watch the ever changing view, the sunsets, the night city lights, the cloud formations from the main window in the sitting room.

Artist on Everest


A sophisticated & contemporary 2 bedroom home, with an attention to detail second to none.

Candlelight Cottage


A beautiful historic hills cottage built c.1880, Candlelight offers a little "house", with a veranda, French doors, Leadlight windows, brick and polished floors and a delightful private garden with a waterfall and tranquil outdoor sitting area with a BBQ. Fully renovated, the cottage now offers...

Misty Woods Retreat


A two storey house offering 3 bedrooms - the master is upstairs on the one level with the lounge/kitchen dining area. The shower room is also on this level. The master bedroom has a beautiful indulgent deep bath where you can lie and gaze through the candles to the forest outside.
There is...

Eagles View Bed & Breakfast

Wandin North

Have you ever wanted to stay in your own country cottage retreat?
Well here's your chance to book your piece of paradise.........
The cottage offers three bedrooms, each with their own personal charm.
(2 rooms with 1 Queen bed in each and 1 room with 2 King single beds).

GraceHill Accommodation


GraceHill Accommodation is a country mountain retreat set on six acres of magnificent park like grounds opposite the R J Hamer Aboretum in the heart of Olinda where you can share that special time with family and friends or the perfect romantic getaway for couples come to gather all year around...

Kallista Retreat


The house offers accommodation for up to 4 guests in 2 bedrooms with a shared bathroom. The outlook from the house is to the garden and treetops. A wonderful kitchen for guests wanting to be their own Masterchef, a wood fire, central heating, a lovely veranda facing the garden and for summer...


Mt Dandenong

Newly built in 2015, this amazing, spacious and light filled house has been created for you to escape from the everyday world ...

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