Enjoy the National Parks and State Forests of the Dandenong Ranges. With the beauty and tranquillity of the natural environment, there are thousands of special spots to discover as you find yourself getting back to nature and get up close and personal to thenative flora and fauna.

Kurth Kiln Regional Park

Located a short distance from Melbourne, the park is mostly known for its kiln used during the Second World War to make charcoal for gas producer units fitted to motor cars. The park contains a range of forest types and is popular for picnicking, camping, walking and horse riding.

Lysterfield Park

Lysterfield Park is a beautiful spot, not far from Melbourne, offering a range of recreational activities.

Montrose Community Playground

Large recreation space with sporting ovals, open space bushland area and playground. The community-built all abilities wooden playground has lots of swings and a huge climbing net in the centre. Public toilets, picnic facilities and barbecues available.

Mount Dandenong Arboretum

The Mount Dandenong Arboretum extends over 16 hectares and contains a collection of maturing deciduous trees and conifers from around the world.

Mt Evelyn Skate Park

Street style skate park that transitions between a top and bottom level, offering varied skate experiences for the novice and more experienced skaters and riders. The skate park is located next to Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail.

Olinda Falls Reserve

Located in the cool climate of the Dandenong Ranges, Olinda Falls is a perfect place to have a quiet picnic, short walk and spend time with the family.

R.J. Hamer Arboretum

With views that stretch across to Silvan Dam and the Yarra Valley, the R.J. Hamer Arboretum provides visitors with 120 hectares of breathtaking scenery and tranquil beauty.

Sherbrooke Falls Walk

A short walk in the the Sherbrooke Forest with the Dandenong Ranges National Park, experience the fern gullies and towering Mountain Ash as you reach the picturesque Sherbrooke Falls.

Top Views in the Dandenong Ranges

The views from the Dandenong Ranges are beyond breathtaking. Undulating fields, mountain ranges and huge patchwork quilts of colour guide you through to the twinkling lights of the city. Be transported, be amazed and enjoy the magic carpet ride that will unfold before your very eyes.

William Ricketts Sanctuary

Hidden away in a dense inlet along the winding Mt Dandenong Tourist Road is the internationally renowned William Ricketts Sanctuary. The sanctuary is not only one the Dandenong’s more iconic experiences, but one of the most inspiring and tranquil places on the mountain.

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