From steam train rides, to food and wine adventures, right through to taking to the skies or setting out on foot, there are a range of tours that you can book onto all throughout the year that let you discover the highlights and attractions of The Dandenong Ranges. Just one hour out of Melbourne, The Dandenong Ranges has a variety of things to see and do, and one of the best ways to experience a majority of it, is with a knowledgeable tour guide who can do all the driving for you. Sit back and let your tour guide take you to places that you already know about and want to visit and some that you probably didn’t even know existed.
Start your day off with a crisp morning guided walk through the National Parks and rainforests where you will find fern gullies, towering trees and an abundance of wildlife or why not arrange to book onto a local tour that will take you to many of the neighbouring wineries and vineyards for a taste of some award winning wines with a stop at one of the vineyard estate restaurants to break up the day. You can enjoy hot air balloon rides with sunsets and champagne or go horse riding for the day or even book a Harley Davidson ride through the countryside for something completely different. Get close to nature with many different hiking and walking tours that will take you through some of the most breath taking landscapes and scenery that you will ever see or for a different perspective on the region jump on the back of a horse drawn carriage ride that is great for all ages. There are tours that can be private and exclusive, you can book four wheel driving tours and luxury coach tours and to get a bird’s eye view of The Dandenong Ranges there are scenic flights and sky diving trips.
Ride the Puffing Billy with the kids and enjoy a lazy lunch while you casually cruise through the rainforests, book a sightseeing tour to take in all the famous attractions where you can just sit back and let someone else take care of all the driving for the day and if you have a little time up your sleeve there are also overnight and extended tours that will let you experience all that The Dandenong’s have to offer. There are guided walking trails that all differ in length and most fitness levels will be able to enjoy them where you can walk along streams, through fern gullies and enjoy pristine surrounds. Many of the villages and towns that are located within The Dandenong Ranges each have the own story to tell, with many interesting shops, historical buildings, restored cottages and museums that a town tour will let you enjoy for yourself.
You can set out on your own and make your own tracks along the scenic touring routes that weave their way through the area or you can decide to book onto any one of the tours that take in the sights and delights of The Dandenong’s. Bring the family, enjoy a honeymoon, romantic weekend or perhaps take some time out while here on business, as there is great accommodation are so many attractions, activities and things to experience within The Dandenong Ranges, that it is always best to come along with one of the tours so that you enjoy most of it all the while you are travelling in style.