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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 is a lush, mountainous landscape that constitutes part of the iconic Great Dividing Range.

Dandenong Ranges Tours, Day Trip to Puffing Billy & National Park, VIC

Set out on a tour that includes enchanting forests, stunning gardens and tantalising treats at any of the region’s eclectic restaurants.

One of the most popular ways to enjoy the Dandenong Ranges is to take a trip on the iconic Puffing Billy. This is Australia’s oldest and most famous steam engine. Having been in operation since 1900, the fully restored engine allows visitors to immerse themselves in the region’s rich history as the train huffs and puffs down the original railway track.

After Puffing Billy, take a scenic drive between the tall gum trees and vibrantly coloured ferns all the way to enchanting towns such as Olinda and Sassafras. The towns are home to some of the region’s most amazing art shops, making this the perfect location to get wonderful souvenirs to go home with. Art lovers will also be enamoured by the numerous antique shops that dot the towns.

A tour in the Dandenong Ranges is incomplete without visiting the Sky High Lookout at sky High Mount Dandenong. This lookout point provides stunning views of the city’s skyline, and visitors get to explore the lush gardens for a relaxed leg of the tour. The night views are particularly amazing as the city lights up at dusk.

Visit the Williams Rickets Sanctuary, a haven of beauty and serenity best known for its aboriginal sculptures tucked against an amazing backdrop of towering trees and magnificent ferns. This must-visit attraction is ideal for meditation and reflection, the very essence of the founder’s vision.

Other attractions worth checking out include the Dandenong Ranges National Park, the Mount Dandenong Arboretum, Grants Picnic Ground, the National Rhododendron Gardens and Olinda Falls.

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