The small communities of the Dandenong Ranges are regular hosts to a range of farmers and craft markets that happen every weekend. Amble your way from stall to stall and buy some local produce. Nearby, you will always find a great selection of shops stocking everything from tea to marionettes, craft to candles, antiques, glassware, pottery and linens. You might just find yourself in a fabulous deli or food store where you can select some delicious items for a picnic in one of the nearby parks or gardens.


Belgrave signpost, Dandenong Ranges
Take a journey on a steam train from Belgrave or visit the eateries, gift shops and the historic Cameo Cinema, all set against a forest backdrop.

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.

Cloudehill Gardens

A must see garden made at the top of The Dandenongs where a maze of stone walls and jewel like garden rooms are set within woodlands of magnificent and historic, cool climate trees.


Cockatoo, Visit Dandenong Ranges
Cockatoo, originally named Cockatoo Creek, was first settled in the 1870s by gold prospectors and timber merchants.

Creswick Natural Fibres

Creswick offers Luxurious, high quality natural fibre products designed with Australian conditions in mind. Our natural fibres products can be found in our homewares, accessories and apparel ranges.


Emerald Lake is a stunning little village that is brimming with country charm and wonderful hospitality.


Gembrook, Visit Dandenong Ranges
Tucked in to the foothills of the Dandenong Ranges, just one hour's drive from Melbourne, you will find Gembrook

Geppetto’s Workshop

Geppetto’s Workshop is Australia’s finest themed toy store set in Olinda & Sassafras in the picturesque Dandenong Ranges.

Grants on Sherbrooke

Whether you’re visiting to feed the Rosellas, taking a bush walk, or enjoying a drink or a delicious meal, you know you’re in good hands at Grants.

Kabloom Festival (Tesselaar)

Showcasing over 40 specialist growers with a huge range of new, rare and unusual plants on offer. This expo brings a wide range of experts together in the one place, providing the opportunity to buy and speak direct with each grower.


Kallista is a small and pretty village located in the mountain forests of the Dandenong Ranges.


Lilydale a the gateway to both the Dandenong Ranges and the Yarra Valley

Mangana Olinda

Mangana Gift Emporium
Mangana is a treasure filled, eclectic mix of arts & crafts which evokes a sense of craftsmanship and quality.


The Dandenongs is home to a number unique markets, not just farmers markets but markets promoting sustainable and healthy living.