Established communities of artists are dotted throughout the hills and back roads of the Dandenong Ranges. Some open their doors to private spaces over the Dandenong Ranges Open Studios weekend, others work from more permanent spaces for the public to visit. If it's performance you're after then there are venues that host musicians and theatre from all over the world. Immerse yourself in the beauty of virtuoso music, arts and culture with a stunning natural back drop.

Burrinja Cultural Centre

Set in the foothills of the Dandenong Ranges, Burrinja is a vibrant community cultural centre that encompasses multiple gallery spaces, a 400 seat theatre, live music, arts activities and events, artist studios, gardens, workshops and a café.

Chill Fest

This year's Chill Fest is held in Spring in the beautiful surrounds of Melbourne’s Dandenong Ranges; Chill Fest celebrates living more consciously and the journey towards a healthy mind, body and spirit.

Empire by Rone - Burnham Beeches

rone, empire, lounge, Burnham Beeches
Set amongst the decaying glory of art deco mansion, Burnham Beeches in Victoria’s stunning Yarra Ranges, Empire is Australia’s internationally renowned artist Rone’s most ambitious takeover yet. It is a multi-sensory experience — part exhibition, part installation, part Virtual Reality and Augmente

Kabloom Festival (Tesselaar)

See fabulous fields of colourful flowers at the Tesselaar Flower Farm. A visual spectacular amid the glory of nature. Plus delicious foods, live entertainment, and more.

Montrose Town Centre

Nestled amongst picturesque gardens at the foot of the Dandenong Ranges, Montrose Town Centre offers a fantastic program of arts events and workshops

Mooroolbark Community Centre

Mooroolbark Community Centre is dedicated to bringing people together through a range of arts and cultural activities, including visual and performing arts events, workshops and exhibitions.

Puffing Billy Railway

Puffing Billy is Australia’s favourite steam train and is one of the finest preserved steam railways in the world.

Sherbrooke Art Society

Sherbrooke Art Society was founded in 1966, and is located in Belgrave. The Art Gallery has a constantly changing display of around 200 works for sale. The Society, also runs workshops and classes.

Tesselaar Tulip Festival

The Tesselaar Tulip Festival began in 1954 and has since grown to become one of Victoria’s most iconic tourist attractions, showcasing the breathtaking beauty of over one million spring flowers in bloom.

The Basin Backyard

The Basin Backyard are beekeepers with 250 hives located around Victoria selling their own Pure Raw honey

Wandin Blacksmithing Group

Every Sunday there are between 6 to 12 blacksmiths working at the forge. The forge itself is the largest in Victoria with six permanent forges and six portable forges.

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.