The Eastern Dandenong Ranges are around one hour from the CBD, making it a perfect destination for day trips from Melbourne. Not quite as well known as the main tourist destinations in the Dandenong Ranges, like 1000 steps, we still have plenty of fun activities for everyone on offer and hidden gems you never knew were here. We are home to the mighty Puffing Billy Steam Train, stunning hikes, walking trails, cycling, kids activities, unique retail outlets, weekend markets, luxury accommodation and much, much more – so why not make it your New Years resolution to visit our beautiful little piece of Victoria this Summer?
Bring the family out to the stunning Eastern Dandenong Ranges and enjoy a picnic, paddle boat ride or walk around picturesque Emerald Lake Park (pictured above), or visit our gorgeous townships like Gembrook and Cockatoo where you can meet the friendly locals at our top level cafe’s and restaurants dotted around the area.
Being situated only an hour out of Melbourne you will feel like you are in the Australian countryside, and instantly calmer as you find yourself surrounded by beautiful forest and nature. We can offer accommodation from camping, budget to luxury making the Eastern Dandenong Ranges a perfect destination for romantic weekend trips from Melbourne or a great spot to take the family on a camping weekend away. Not to mention exceptional destinations for weddings and big events.
We have plenty of different and fun ideas for local Melbournian’s and tourists alike for day trips from Melbourne including wineries, local farmgates, horseriding and golf courses which we are sure you won’t be disappointed by. So why not come out and say hello? To find out more visit our attractions page to see what is on offer in the beautiful Eastern Dandenong Ranges in Victoria this weekend.
Or for more on what to do around Melbourne and Victoria go to visitmelbourne.com