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Mount Dandenong Observatory

Mount Dandenong Observatory

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 & Map, Sky High VIC

With the surrounding grasslands, colourful environment and an array of things to see and do, the inviting Dandenong Ranges is a popular destination amongst backpackers, visitors and the locals alike.

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 viewpoints, 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.

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With 25+ years of online experience and a passion for travel (having lived in Melbourne most of his life and has visited the Dandenong Ranges many times), Michael not only researches and writes content for the website, he also tinkers behind the scenes with the website functionality & design.

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    • Hi Hayley,

      There are paid events being held inside Sky High, but if you just want access to the summit, the carpark will remain open for half an hour after the function finishes at 12.30am. Therefore, the gates should remain open until 1am. The entry fee is $6 per car and $10 for a minibus or coach.

      Have a great New Years Eve!

      Kind regards,

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