Attractions & Activities

Dandenong Ranges > Variety of lengths and difficulties

Walking Trails & Waterfalls

If you enjoy bushwalking or just want to go for a gentle stroll, there are many walking tracks throughout the Dandenong Ranges. Along the tracks are scenic views, native flora and fauna and waterfalls.

Belgrave > Art Gallery

Burrinja Gallery

Burrinja encompasses multiple gallery spaces, artists’ studios, a world-class collection of Indigenous and oceanic art, 400 seat theatre, Indigenous cultural garden and on site cafe & bar.

Mt Dandenong > Parking Fee: Mon-Fri $5 Sat-Sun $10

SkyHigh Mount Dandenong

SkyHigh is a lookout with majestic views to Melbourne and beyond, 2 cafes, restaurant, function room, summer beer garden, Maze, English garden and walking trails in the state forest.

Dandenong Ranges > Wandin North

Mont De Lancey Museum & Gallery

Take a trip back in time to Mont De Lancey Homestead, an authentic recreation of pioneer life in the Dandenong Ranges. Take a tour, visit the art gallery or enjoy lunch or afternoon tea in the cafe.

Yarra Valley > Yering

Yarra Valley Dairy

Our cheese shop is located in the original 100 year old milking shed here on the farm, right beside the cheese factory. All the handmade Farmhouse Cheeses are available for tasting and purchase.

Emerald > Dating back to 1886

Emerald Museum & Heritage Park

The heritage site was part of the world-famous Nobelius Nursery. The Museum tells the story of Emerald's colourful past through displays of memorabilia, photographs and documents.

Belgrave > Bookings Essential

Treetops Adventure

Soar through the forest canopy between some of the world’s rarest trees on an array of flying foxes and take on a series of thrilling challenges. There are easy courses and those for thrill seekers.

Dandenong Ranges > Public & private gardens

Parks & Gardens

The Dandenong Ranges are home to some of the most stunning public parks and gardens in the world due to the rich volcanic soil. No wonder it is home to some of our premier landscape gardeners.

Yarra Valley > Healesville

TarraWarra Museum of Art

Comprising both stunning architecture and a wealth of modern and contemporary art to absorb, TarraWarra Museum of Art is one of the cultural jewels in the Yarra Valley. Entry fees apply.

Dandenong Ranges > Lavender Farm in Wandin

Warratina Lavender Farm

Over 10,000 lavender plants makes a beautiful sight. See the lavender hand harvested using a traditional sickle and dried in the drying shed during harvest time from November to February.

Emerald > Lakeside Park

Lakeside Paddleboats

The iconic vintage Paddleboats have been lovingly restored and cater for 1-2 riders (per boat) with choices of ride time available . Navigate your way amongst our resident lakeside wildlife.

Dandenong Ranges > Woori Yallock

Rayner's Orchard

Learn about different varieties of fruit, taste and compare their flavours and textures on a tractor fruit tasting adventure. U Pick available and enjoy a coffee, meal or snack in the Peach Cafe.

Dandenong Ranges > Weekends & Weekdays

Markets in the Dandenong Ranges

No where does a market like the Dandenong Ranges. Come for a browse, grab something tasty to eat and take something unique and special home - even if it is just fresh local fruit and veg!

Belgrave > Indoor & Outdoor Cinema

Cameo Cinemas

With a total of 8 screens, including an outdoor cinema that operates December to March every year, Cameo Cinemas offers a mix of mainstream, blockbuster and quality arthouse movies.

Yarra Valley > Wineries across the Yarra Valley

Yarra Valley Wineries

Drive down one of the three key wine touring routes, the Melba, Maroondah and Warburton Highways for wineries big and small. Join an organised tour to get the best cellar door experience.

Yarra Valley > Yarra Glen

Yarra Valley Chocolaterie

Enjoy abundant free chocolate tastings. Watch our European Chocolatiers hand craft over 400 different chocolate products. Be amazed at our showroom choc-filled with thousands of couverture delights.

Emerald > Various Attractions

Emerald Lake Park

Ride the paddleboats, swim in the wading in the pool, watch Puffing Billy Steam Train fill up with water at Lakeside station, see the model railway exhibition or just take a stroll around the lake.

Yarra Valley > From Balgownie Estate, Yarra Glen

Global Ballooning

Let the breeze usher you in a hot air balloon along corridors of grape vines and over the Yarra River as you take in breathtaking views of mountains that surround the spectacular valley.

Belgrave > through to Gembrook

Puffing Billy Railway

Step back in time at Australia’s oldest and best-preserved heritage steam railway with lush fern gullies brushing past the open side carriages and Mountain Ash trees towering overhead.

Olinda > Adults $12.50 Diggers Members FREE

Cloudehill Gardens & Nursery

Cloudehill is a stunning cool climate garden spread over 5 acres. From formal clipped hedges and topiary, through to the relaxed bulb meadows, Cloudehill provides year round inspiration.

Yarra Valley > Healesville

Healesville Sanctuary

Healesville Sanctuary is one of Victoria’s most loved tourist attractions and the best place to see and interact with native Australian wildlife and hear our expert keepers talk about the animals.

Follow Us