In the suburbs of Melbourne, visitors often head to the scenic locations near the Dandenong Ranges. Upwey is one such beautiful rural community, located just 32kms from the Melbourne city.
Upwey was once known as Mast Gully during the 1850s, however, the area was renamed after the successive changes in colonial settlement. Nowadays, Upwey is a thriving community with a flourishing economy, with the Main Street boasting a commercial centre of shops, boutiques, eateries and gift shops.
Upwey Accommodation, Melbourne, Victoria
The town’s most popular tourist attraction is the Burrinja Gallery. This renowned gallery is located just five minutes from the famous Puffing Billy steam train in Belgrave. This unique and stunning art gallery houses an array of amazing collections of contemporary and traditional art works from Australia and abroad.
Whilst visiting the Burrinja Gallery, you’ll see the significant collections of various painters and artists, including the rare oceanic works from New Papua Guinea. Visitors can also visit the Aboriginal art and culture exhibits, with the on-site coffee shop being a popular food spot amongst visitors.
Belgrave is a neighbouring town of Upwey; hence, tourists usually take the scenic Puffing Billy train tour to explore the region’s most scenic locations. Staying in any of the nearby accommodation options is greatly recommended. Check out the range of accommodation options listed below.