Menzies Creek is a neighbouring town of Belgrave, located in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne, just 40kms from the Melbourne CBD.
Menzies Creek is the second station along the scenic railway of Puffing Billy (after Belgrave). This small rural town in the Dandenong Ranges is about 5km east of Belgrave. Menzies Creek also houses popular tea rooms and a local railway museum.
Menzies Creek Accommodation, Melbourne, Victoria
The town was once a hub for extensive gold mining and emerald digging activities. After this period of gold mining, Menzies Creek was a centre for many farmers and timber businesses. With the area’s rich volcanic soil and abundance of water, these businessmen made a fortune in Menzies Creek. Today, the township’s economy is sourced from its agricultural production and tourism.
Apart from Puffing Billy, Menzies Creek offers a number of scenic things to see and do. Being a rural township in the Dandenong Ranges, this place is home to picnic grounds, scenic trails and walking tracks nestled throughout the township. Visitors can also visit the nearby Aura Lake Park and Cardinia reservoir.
The area also boasts a number of accommodation options, specialty shops and stores selling locally produced goods, art & crafts, fresh produce and souvenirs. Check out the range of accommodation options listed below.