The sculpture of Atarantuka at the William Ricketts Sanctuary.

The Dandenongs - Fast Facts

The Dandenongs (sometimes referred to as the Dandenong Ranges)
Popular and hugely attractive mountain area to the east of Melbourne.
The Dandenongs, or the Dandenong Ranges, are a collection of small towns and villages characterised by attractive houses nestled into the surrounding forests and some of the finest gardens in Australia.

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The sculpture of Atarantuka at the William Ricketts Sanctuary.

Dandenong - Sleep

Dandenong (including Churchill National Park and Lysterfield Lake Park)
Popular and hugely attractive mountain area to the east of Melbourne.
The City of Greater Dandenong is an administrative, industrial and residential region within Melbourne which incorporates the suburbs of Dandenong, Dandenong South, Bangholme, Keysborough, Noble Park, South Springvale, Springvale and Dandenong North. Dandenong itself is located 32 km south-east of the Melbourne CBD and 23 m above sea-level. The city is traversed by the Princes Highway which meets up with the South Gippsland Highway at the south-eastern boundary of the city.

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The Puffing Billy makes its way through the Dandenongs

Belgrave

Belgrave
Attractive township in the Dandenongs famous for its Puffing Billy railway
Located only 40 km east of Melbourne, Belgrave is a pleasant commuter township located in the Dandenong Ranges at an altitude of 227 m. Its main claim to tourist fame is its outstanding Puffing Billy railway line which is a popular holiday attraction loved by both children and adults.

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The main street of Packenham

Pakenham

Pakenham (including Nar Nar Goon, Tynong, Bunyip and Garfield)
Growing residential suburb near the Dandenongs
Pakenham is the administrative, industrial and residential centre of an attractive shire located in the foothills of the Dandenongs, 64 km south-east of Melbourne via the Princes Highway at an elevation of 31 metres above sea-level. Grazing, dairying and fruit-growing are practiced in the district.

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Drink up ... Wine Week in Hyde Park, Sydney.

The grape escapes

Warm weather means it's time to get out and sample our best food and wine.

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Easy riders

Robert Upe saddles up for a motorbike tour into the country.

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Monbulk - Fast Facts

Monbulk (including Silvan)
Pretty town in the Dandenongs
Monbulk is a small and attractive town located 47 km east of Melbourne in the Dandenong Ranges. It is situated in rolling timbered country noted for its vegetable, fruit and tulip-growing production.

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Monbulk - Eat

Monbulk (including Silvan)
Pretty town in the Dandenongs
Monbulk is a small and attractive town located 47 km east of Melbourne in the Dandenong Ranges. It is situated in rolling timbered country noted for its vegetable, fruit and tulip-growing production.

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