Take the time to be in the outdoors and feel the difference. Picnics can be the ultimate in a family day out or an intimate day for two to reconnect and wash the worries of the week away. Fresh air, stunning views, amazing wildlife and spectacular gardens all make for an entirely wonderful adventure. We are also lucky here to be home to some incredible playground areas. Family fun at it's best!

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.

Pirianda Gardens

The 11 hectare terraced gardens of Pirianda are distinctive for their combination of botanically important trees, shrubs and perennials with an overstorey of large blackwoods and mountain ash towering over the natural fern gullies. The garden is particularly beautiful in autumn when the trees change colour to the many hues of orange, red and yellow.

R.J. Hamer Arboretem

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.

SkyHigh Mount Dandenong

SkyHigh Views
Less than one hour from Melbourne you can be SkyHigh – on the uppermost reach of the Dandenong Ranges, amid cool fern glades and lush towering native forest. Enjoy our bistro, gardens, SkyHigh hedged maze, walks and more

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.

Woolrich Lookout

Woolrich Lookout, with its stunning views of the Yarra Valley and Silvan Dam, is one of the best viewing areas in the Dandenong Ranges.

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