Enjoy the best of Melbourne sightseeing in the Dandenongs, crammed full of exciting activities for all the family to enjoy.
the top of Mount Dandenong you can see the television towers that act
as a sign post to an area filled with top Melbourne things to do for
every member of your family.
The Dandenongs can be seen in the east framing the beautiful city of
Melbourne. From a distance the Mountains take on a silvery blue hue.
This is thought to be because of the oils that are evaporating off the
eucalyptus leaves on the gumtrees that grow densely throughout the
View from Mt Dandenong Lookout
Hence the endearing term The Blue Hills. In these Blue Hills you can visit some fascinating Australian history and build some great family memories.
Experience meeting some amazingly unique Australian animals and bird life.
The Dande' Mountains - The Blue Hills
Head towards the Television Towers in the east.
The Dandenongs are 40 kms from Melbourne by road via the Burwood Hwy or Canterbury Road.
You can also catch the Train to one of The Dande' Mountains train stops....
Depending on what you like to do each stop offers different things to do such as shopping, eating, drinking, picnicking and perhaps hiking. I personally like to travel onto Belgrave where I can link up with the little Puffing Billy and travel from there all the way through to Gembrook.
Here you can enjoy a great counter lunch at a real Aussie pub - http://www.gdaypubs.com.au/VIC/gembrook.html
Wander through the Gembrook Market that features a wide range of local craft and fresh produce. The Gembrook Market is on very 4th Sunday of the month from 9:00am through to 3:00pm.
For a more detailed map of the region just click onto the map below. Each of the suggestions that are on this page are marked clearly so that you can easily find your way there.
Visit the link above for more detail on this world famous heritage listed train".
The Little Puffing Billy Train
William Ricketts Sanctuary Aboriginal Sculpture
Picnic In The Park With Wild Ducks
The Rhododendron Gardens Olinda
The Australian Lyrebird
Mount Dandenong StreamSkyHigh taking in the breathtaking view of the Melbourne Skyline.
Up here you will find one of our top, world class Melbourne restaurants.
Skyhigh - Mount Dandenong
Emerald Lake Park Mount DandenongFerntree Gully forest reserve.
The park contains the Thousands Steps trail leading to One Tree Hill.
This is a very steep walking trail over 2.5 km in distance and commemorates the battle for the Kokoda track in Territory of Papua during World War II.
1000 Steps Commemorative Climb
Mount Dandenong Forest Walk
The Dandenong Mountains will definitely become one of your favorite places to getaway with the family just as they have became one of mine.
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