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Eastern Dandenong Ranges – What will you story be?

The Eastern Dandenong Ranges is the perfect destination to stay, explore, and to create your own story. Family fun & picnics, scenic Sunday drives, amazing food at restaurants that take in magnificent views with rustic charm, forest walks, quaint villages to visit and where you’ll Puffing Billy making one of its daily journeys.

If you are looking to experience day trips from Melbourne, make sure you put walking or cycling the Eastern Dandenong Ranges trail in your calendar. You’ll experience spectacular panoramic views, eucalpyt forests, fern gullies, Emerald Lake Park, flora and fauna. The trail is a recognised rail trail that winds it way along the Puffing Billy track. We think it’s one of the best day trips from Melbourne and family friendly walking and cycling you can find.  Follow the trail using our local ‘Find Me in the Hills’ maps and enjoy visiting Gembrook, Cockatoo and Emerald villages. Walks