Skyhigh provides breathtaking 'Melbourne City Skyline' views
Experience Mt Dandenong Sky High with the most incredible Melbourne city skyline views, top quality food and plenty to amuse the children.
If you are into Melbourne sightseeing then this is one place you can't miss visiting.
Only 45 minutes east of Melbourne city central you will find plenty of fresh, sweet smelling air and some really unique things to see and do right on top of Mt Dandenong.
On a clear day the view is simply breathtaking.
To really take advantage of this fantastic sight, check out the weather details for the day that you intend to visit.
Try to have as clear a day as possible with as little smog around and then you will be able to look out over the magnificent City of Melbourne and it's beautiful surrounds, thoroughly enjoying the spectacle.
You can see 180 degrees from the left, the Mornington Peninsular, across Port Phillip Bay, across the Melbourne city skyline and around onto the You Yangs and the start of the Great Dividing Range.
26 Observatory Road
Melways Reference: 52 F12
There is a small entry fee to the site and then you are free to discover how beautiful this area is. Reopened in July 2005, it has the new name of SkyHigh Mount Dandenong, it used to be called the Mount Dandenong Observatory.
The actual building now has a fantastic, enlarged viewing window and Observation Deck.
Melbourne's weather can be quite contrary so it is a good idea to check out the Melbourne weather forecast before you make your plans to visit.
At the front of the Observation deck make sure to pose the kids for a great, memorable photo shoot sitting on the giant's chair.
The Giant’s Chair is a large novelty wooden chair on the front lawn of the site.
With plenty of tourists around, why not hop into the shot yourself and get one of them to capture the moment for you and your family.
Looking back on the pictures that I captured years ago when I was up there, is still fun these days and the kids love to revisit the memory, they looked so little then.
Make sure that you take your binoculars with you so that you can pick out as many points of interest that you can find. You could even turn this into a fun family game. The winner gets ... you choose the prize :-)
For some real family fun explore the Maze where you can wander through a beautiful formal garden filled with sculptures, illusions and butterflies.
Become a Maze Master and find the 4 secret squares.
Opening Hours ...
Monday to Friday 12.00pm to 5.00pm
Weekends 10am to 5pm
There is a small charge for entry into the Maze.
For more details phone (03) 9751 0443.
In the English garden you will find ...
Legend states that around 1900 before the area was cleared, Billy Langton, 4 years old, became lost.
His Father arrived at this spot, sitting here he wished to find his son.
On looking through the circle in the tree he saw his son squatting beside the creek!
Look through and have a wish - never know it could come true.
This Messmate Eucalypt Tree was struck by lightening some years back and now has been recycled in a most unique way.
In 2006, the renowned artist Leigh Conkie turned the stump into an amazing piece of sculpture.
3 meters was lopped from the top and turned into the nearby chair.
The actual sculpture is beautiful, very Australiana and well worth really looking closely at all the carving artwork.
Get the kids to stand under the tree as it towers 20 odd feet up over their heads.
Take pictures and store the memories of another great day out with your loved ones.
The beautiful and unique art piece is situated close to SkyHigh's Maze you can't miss it.
Have you thought of perhaps celebrating a special kid's birthday with a picnic party?
Set you picnic up either ...
You could create a fantastic kid's party using Percy Possum's House as the base theme.
Get the kids to dress up in animal costumes and have a little "tea party" - what fun!
There are plenty of tables and chairs for you to use
For more details phone 9751 0443
Or visit the Restaurant's website for more details.
'The Dandenongs' is a beautiful place to visit. If you enjoy a structured tour, why not consider this and more tours through this area. My affiliate partner, Experience Oz, has several that you may be interested in.
Share in a piece of Victoria’s history with an iconic railway journey through the Dandenong Ranges on the Puffing Billy steam train. The scenic journey will take passengers through the tranquil rainforest, fern gullies and towering Mountain Ash trees along a 24km track from Belgrave to Gembrook and back.
Feel the wind in your hair as you cruise through the ranges on the open carriage railway while you take in the sights and listen to commentary about the local region. This is an experience for the children, parents, grandparents and railway enthusiasts who will all love taking a ride through Victoria’s history. Be sure to pre-book online as Puffing Billy tickets are in demand.
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