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. Experience performances, music and more at selected theatres and arts centres in the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges through the Culture Tracks program.

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.