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The Puffing Billy railway is a historic steam train that starts at Belgrave and runs through the mountainous region of the Dandenong Ranges. This historic...

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Dandenong Ranges Activities

There are so many fantastic things to see and do in the Dandenong Ranges region, including many fun activities for you to enjoy.

From relaxing hikes and challenging adventures, to train rides and obstacle courses, there are heaps of ways to spend a fun day in the Dandenong Ranges.

Dandenong Ranges Activities, National Park, Gardens & Mountains Map

For those looking for a challenge, head over to the 1000 Steps in the Dandenong Ranges National Park. The 1000 Steps boasts the Kokoda Track Memorial Walk which is a beautiful walking track with adjacent forested areas, bushlands and various scenic points. As the name suggests, the 1000 Steps includes stony steps that lead to the popular One Tree Hill; which starts at the cafe and leads up the top of the mountain. Many people come to this attraction to test and improve their fitness.

If you are looking for a less challenging walk, Mt Dandenong boasts a number of scenic walking trails where you can see the most scenic views of the surrounding area. Hardy Gully Nature is challenging, however the Stables Track Loop trail is medium difficulty and the walking trails near Sherbrooke are low to medium difficulty trails.

For kids, there is no better adventure than taking a ride on the famous Puffing Billy Train ride. The Puffing Billy railway is a historic steam train that starts at Belgrave and runs through the mountainous region of the Dandenong Ranges. The train ride is a beautiful scenic tour that has visitors marvelling at the beautiful Dandenong Ranges as the train rumbles by.

If you are after something to tire the kids out, try Trees Adventure High Ropes Park. Located in a stunning heritage garden of Belgrave, and next to Puffing Billy in Melbourne’s Dandenong Ranges, Trees Adventure is a must-see destination for all adventure lovers. With numerous adrenaline pumping obstacles high above the ground, you’ll be amazed and thrilled when you cross the thrilling tree-tops.

Click the links below to explore the full range of activities you can enjoy in the beautiful Dandenong Ranges.

Puffing Billy

Puffing Billy

Belgrave, VIC

The Puffing Billy railway is a historic steam train that starts at Belgrave and runs through the mountainous region of the Dandenong Ranges. This historic steam train takes its passengers through the renowned...

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1000 Steps

1000 Steps

Upper Ferntree Gully, VIC

Located within the Dandenong Ranges National Park, the 1000 Steps Kokoda Walk is a unique and renowned tourist spot in the Dandenong Ranges. The 1000 Steps boasts the Kokoda Track Memorial Walk, a popular walking trail...

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Dandenong Ranges National Park

Dandenong Ranges National Park

Belgrave, VIC

The prime scenic attraction of the area has to be the stunning Dandenong Ranges National Park. Nestled in the picturesque suburbs of the Dandenong Ranges in Melbourne, this National Park is 39km east of the Melbourne...

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Trees Adventure

Trees Adventure

Belgrave, VIC

The Trees Adventure High Ropes Park is an awesome setting for eco-adventure fun. Located in a stunning heritage garden of Belgrave, and next to Puffing Billy in Melbourne’s Dandenong Ranges, Trees Adventure is a...

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Grants Picnic Ground

Kallista, VIC

Grants Picnic Ground is a beautiful spot for picnics and one of the most popular destinations for outdoor lovers in the Dandenong Ranges. Best known for its bird-feeding, the picnic ground provides a tranquil setting...

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Eastwood Golf Club

Kilsyth, VIC

Eastwood Golf Club is a prestigious private club set on 48 hectares of lush land at the foot of the Dandenong Ranges. Public access to the course is available during select times. With sweeping views of the magnificent...

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Chappies

Chappies

Silvan, VIC

With the rich fertile soil and wonderful weather, the Mount Dandenong area has numerous farmlands and orchards. Therefore, there are many fruit growers in the area. With the abundance of fruit, the Chappies Berry Farm...

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Waterford Valley Golf Course

Knoxfield, VIC

The Waterford Valley Golf Course is a premier “pay for play” par 72 golf course located just half an hour from the city. The course is specially designed for corporate golfing and this evidenced by its grand and...

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Australian Rainbow Trout Farm

Australian Rainbow Trout Farm

Macclesfield, VIC

The Australian Rainbow Trout Farm is rated as the number one attraction in Macclesfield, Victoria. Just one hour outside Melbourne, it’s easily accessible and a fun way to spend time with the family in the great...

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Mount Dandenong Observatory

Mount Dandenong Observatory

Mount Dandenong, VIC

To get the most panoramic views of Mount Dandenong and its surroundings, visitors should head to the popular lookouts and the viewing points of the area. Much of the Mount Dandenong area is occupied by the Dandenong...

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Olinda Creek Walking Track

Silvan, VIC

The Olinda Creek Walking Track is one of the popular attractions in the Dandenong Ranges and is a favourite for outdoor lovers. The walking track traverses the ground between the Silvan Reservoir Park and Mount Evelyn...

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Woolrich Lookout

Olinda, VIC

Woolrich Lookout is one of the most fascinating viewing spots located in the Dandenong Ranges. This lookout is tucked away in the RJ Hamer Arboretum, and offers incredible views of the Dandenong Ranges National Park in...

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Puffing Billy

Dandenong Ranges Tours

Dandenong Ranges Tours are the perfect way to get out and about and enjoy one of Victoria’s most stunning regions. Located just an hour east from the Melbourne CBD, the Dandenong Ranges are a lush, mountainous landscape...

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Dandenong Ranges High Tea

Dandenong Ranges High Tea is one of the region’s long-running traditions and an attraction for both locals and visitors. With many different venues offering varying experiences for guests, it isn’t hard to see why...

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Mt Dandenong Walk

Mt Dandenong Walks

Belgrave, VIC

Mt Dandenong boasts a number of scenic walking trails amid the beautiful mountainous landscape and the adjacent deciduous forest. Each of the Mt Dandenong walks are unique and offers you an exceptional experience with...

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Emerald Golf and Country Resort

Emerald Golf and Country Resort

Emerald, VIC

The Emerald Golf and Country Resort is one of the most scenic golf courses in the state of Victoria. Located in a scenic hilly terrain, this golf club overlooks lush bushland, meandering hillsides, and verdant pastures...

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Grey Gum Track Walk

Silvan, VIC

Grey Gum Track Walk is an easy walk that provides visitors with an opportunity to enjoy the outdoors while visiting the Silvan Reservoir. The walking trail is short at just 2.4 kilometres (return) and has an easy grade...

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Johns Hill Reserve Lookout

Kallista, VIC

Johns Hill Reserve Lookout is a viewpoint located in Kallista which gives visitors panoramic views of the Dandenong Ranges, Yarra Valley and the Kinglake National Park. Johns Hill Reserve Lookout, Trig Point, Picnic...

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Living Bush Nature Walk

Ferntree Gully, VIC

Living Bush Nature Walk is located in the scenic Ferntree Gully Area of Dandenong Ranges Park. This walk is an excellent choice for those who prefer a gentle track or for those walking with children. The walking track...

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Trig Point Lookout

Lysterfield South, VIC

Trig Point Lookout is located in Lysterfield Park and provides excellent views of the surrounding region including Mount Macedon, You Yangs, Arthur’s Seat and Western Port Bay. As the highest point in the park...

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Day Spa Dandenong Ranges

Day Spas

Melbourne, VIC

At the Dandenong Ranges, you’ll never run out of activities as the region offers many things to see and do. When it comes to relaxing and rejuvenation, a wonderful day spa retreat comes to mind. Imagine indulging...

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