Cloudehill Gardens

Cloudehill Gardens

89 Olinda-Monbulk Rd, Olinda

Australia’s most ambitious garden in one of the finest locations for serious gardening world-wide. Some 20 garden compartments are threaded through glorious 80 year old European beech, magnolias, maples and a collection of fabulous Himalayan tree rhododendrons.

SkyHigh Mt Dandenong

SkyHigh Mt Dandenong

26 Observatory Rd, Mt Dandenong

Head out on a romantic drive and enjoy the stunning view over Melbourne. Get lost in the SkyHigh Maze, visit Percy The Possum’s House, Australiana Tree, Giant’s Chair, dine in our Bistro/Restaurant and visit the Secret Garden.

Rhododendron Gardens

Rhododendron Gardens

Falls Rd, Olinda

The National Rhododendron Gardens host thousands of flowering plants including rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias, hydrangeas and daffodils, all framed by tall Mountain Ash. Strolling through the gardens is a easy walk with some small hills and bitumen paths.

William Ricketts Sanctuary

William Ricketts Sanctuary

1402 Mt Dandenong Tourist Rd

The winding paths and rock sculptures reflects a spirit of place expressed through one man’s dream. Deeply felt connections to the earthly mother and the spirit of the land are explored in 92 ceramic sculptures of people and animals which merge with the natural surroundings.

Puffing Billy

Puffing Billy

1 Old Monbulk Rd, Belgrave

Come for a ride from Belgrave to Gembrook and experience Australia’s favourite steam train, one of the finest preserved steam railways in the world. Built to serve at the turn of the century it now winds through the beautiful Dandenong Ranges and is a great day out.

Art in the Winter Garden

Art in the Winter Garden

89 Olinda-Monbulk Rd, Olinda

Cloudehill Gardens take on the form of an open air gallery in winter with a wonderful exhibition of outdoor art and sculpture. Wander the gardens and learn about the art and the artists who add to the beauty of these magnificent gardens. All pieces are also for sale.

Gardening Workshops

Gardening Workshops

89 Olinda-Monbulk Rd, Olinda

Sharpen your gardening skills at Diggers monthly workshops at Cloudehill. There is something on offer for everyone with the focus on a wide range of essential gardening topics, techniques and skills, as well as focusing on specific plants and tasks to suit the season.

Burnham Beeches

Burnham Beeches

1 Sherbrooke Rd, Sherbrooke

Burnham Beeches headed up by renowned restauranteur Shannon Bennett is a work in progress. The Burnham Bakery and Piggery Café are both in full swing. Enjoy lawn bowls, croquet and bocce. Spot the 500-tree trufferie, extensive vegetable gardens and an emu enclosure.

Trees Adventure

Trees Adventure

Glen Harrow Gardens, Belgrave

Trees Adventure is a new, exhilarating eco-adventure in the Dandenongs. It comprises five tree-top obstacle and flying fox courses that weave through the sublime canopy of Glen Harrow heritage gardens.

Global Ballooning

Global Ballooning

Flights Depart from Rochford Wines

The best way to see the Yarra Valley. 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.

Yarra Valley Wineries

Yarra Valley Wineries

20 minutes from Olinda

With an enviable reputation as one of the world's great food and wine regions, you'll discover cafes and restaurants, art galleries, markets, nature walks, bustling villages and a multitude of attractions scattered throughout the Yarra Valley region.

Healesville Sanctuary - Zoos Melbourne

Healesville Sanctuary

Badger Creek Road, Healesville

One of Australia’s most loved attractions and the best place in Victoria to see and interact with native Australian wildlife. The Sanctuary is committed to fighting wildlife extinction and offers visitors the opportunity to come close up to unique animals in a stunning bushland setting.

Yarra Valley Chocolaterie

Yarra Valley Chocolaterie

35 Old Healesville Rd, Yarra Glen

Surrounded by the picturesque Yarra Valley, our architect designed Chocolaterie is an experience the for the whole family. Watch the art of chocolate making from handcrafting to handpacking and meet our European chocolatiers who will amaze you with their creations.

Blue Hills Fruit Picking

Blue Hills Fruit Picking

27 Parker Rd, Silvan

Come and experience the romance of picking your own fresh berries or cherries during season times. Both adults and children are very welcome - make it a day for the whole family. Fruit picking is generally from October and February but check the website.

TarraWarra Museum of Art

TarraWarra Museum of Art

311 Healesville-Yarra Glen Rd, Healesville

TarraWarra Museum of Art is one of the cultural jewels in the Yarra Valley providing visitors with a relaxing and enjoyable experience comprising of both stunning architecture and a wealth of modern and contemporary art to absorb.

Burrinja Gallery

Burrinja Gallery

Cnr Glenfern Rd/Matson Drive, Upwey

Burrinja is a vibrant community cultural centre that encompasses arts activities and events, Indigenous gallery, collection and cultural education, contemporary arts gallery, performing arts, artist studios, live music, workshops and café.

Cameo Cinema

Cameo Cinema

1628 Burwood Hwy, Belgrave

With 8 screens, Cameo Cinemas offer a mix of mainstream, blockbuster and quality art-house movies in a classic 1930’s cinema. From December - March, the Cameo Outdoor Cinema screens first release films amidst the picturesque surrounds of the Dandenong Ranges.