The Dandenong Ranges tourist region in the eastern regions of Victoria, was created 1987 when Sherbrooke Forest, Ferntree Gully National Park and Doongalla Reserve where all combined together to make this top tourist attraction. Covering a large area of around 3215 hectares The Dandenong Ranges are home to a number of species of wildlife, flora and fauna and it is here that you can enjoy a fun filled holiday jam packed full of attractions and activities. All throughout the year, The-Dandenong Ranges are drawing tourist from all around to come and experience its many delights, whether it be for a winter escape, spring vacation or summer holiday in the hills to escape the sweltering heat. The Dandenong Ranges is a safe haven and protects a number of animals and plant life from lyrebirds to forests and ferns. As of 1997 The Dandenong Ranges also came to include Mount Evelyn Forest and the Olinda State Forest to make up a greater National Park where there is much to see and do. Escape for a holiday of tranquillity where stunning landscapes, beautiful scenery and a variety of wildlife are just the start of its many highlights. Within the Dandenong Ranges National Park you will have the chance to enjoy many scenic routes, picnic grounds and walking tracks that are dotted throughout the region.
Stop over at Ferntree Gully Picnic Ground or take the kids to One Tree Hill for a day in the great outdoors and with the interesting towns and villages that are located within The Dandenong Ranges there is plenty of shopping and mouth watering treats to enjoy at the ice creameries, cafes, restaurants, bars and pubs that line the streets. Take a ride on the Puffing Billy train that travels from Belgrave to Gembrook, cycle your way along the walking tracks which is always a great day out for everyone involved and why not book onto a tour with a knowledgeable tour guide who will take you to many of the main attractions and maybe even some places that you probably didn’t even know about. Make time to visit the wineries, taste your way through the region with mouth watering treats served daily at numerous locations throughout the region, enjoy a leisurely lunch in a vineyard estate, take a hot air balloon ride come sunset and even plan the ultimate wedding to remember. The Dandenong Ranges National Park is somewhere where you can enjoy lakes, beautiful gardens, lavender farms and numerous outdoor adventures including rock climbing, abseiling, horse riding and mountain biking.
Book your preferred accommodation from budget through to luxury, with places such as hotel, motels, bed and breakfasts, cottages, holiday homes, caravan parks, hostels and exclusive spa retreats all up for grabs and begin your holiday in The Dandenong Ranges National Park. There are a number of precautions that visitors must always take into consideration when touring through The Dandenong Ranges such as pets are not allowed within the park boundaries, some places may have a total fire ban on for anyone choosing to camp out for their holiday and none of the natural vegetation must never be removed from the park. The Dandenong Ranges is a special location with much to offer and with its easily accessibility from Melbourne it will only take you about one hour to get here as you travel along the Burwood Highway as well as the Canterbury Road.