To get you started we’ve put together a handy list of the top attractions of the Dandenong Ranges. These activities regularly attract visitors from all over the world to find themselves while on a short or long break. All this and it's only an hour from the heart of Melbourne!

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.

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.

Cuckoo Restaurant

Since 1958 the world renowned Cuckoo Restaurant has been providing delicious smorgasbord meals and brilliant entertainment with its unique Bavarian atmosphere to families, social groups and tourists from all around the world. A family friendly venue. Always fun, and always welcoming.

Grants Picnic Ground

Situated in the Sherbrooke Forest, Grants Picnic Ground is one of the top attractions of the Dandenong Ranges and is famous for its abundance of nature and walking tracks.

Gumbuya World

Gumbuya World is Melbourne’s largest theme park featuring an assortment of native wildlife, creepy crawlies and hair raising rides that both thrill seekers and families can enjoy together.

Puffing Billy Railway

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

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.

Trees Adventure

Zip-trek high above the ground and take on the thrilling tree-top obstacles. Nature based adventure for all ages and abilities.

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.