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 Ranges National Park; hence, the area offers an array of walking trails, hiking tracks and a number of bushwalking activities.
Mount Dandenong Observatory Lookout & Address, Dandenong Ranges
The area has a number of natural and scenic attractions, with the mountainous area boasting an intrinsic beauty, with a number of breathtaking gardens and a wide variety of European, Australian native trees and shrubs.
The area’s most premier tourist attraction is the Mount Dandenong Observatory. This observatory is nestled on the peak at 633 metres above sea-level, and is also the highest lookout in the region. Visitors can dine or grab some snacks at the beautiful Sky High Restaurant whilst checking out the panoramic views of the region.
Near the observatory, there is a cafe that offers a variety of coffees and tasty treats. The observatory also boasts several BBQ, picnic areas and an array of attractive formal gardens with various view points, where you can see the most spectacular views of the region.
Visitors can also visit Burke’s Lookout at the adjacent Mount Corhanwarrabul to observe the distant Mount Dandenong peaks and its surrounding area. Other attractions include the Mount Dandenong Arboretum, William Ricketts Sanctuary and the many tourist attractions in Olinda and Kalorama.