Spring in the Hills

October 9, 2017 12:45 am

Spring in the Hills is MAGICAL. With the late start to the season, the Tulip Festival has been extended to October 15 so get along to Tulipmania. Oliver the Musical is on at Gemco Oct 6 – 21 and Taj’s Indian Night is on Friday October 13 at The Independent Gembrook. See our What’s On for these & other great events happening in the Eastern Dandenong Ranges.

July in the Hills

July 4, 2017 2:00 am

Winter in the Hills – Cosy B & B’s, roaring fires, cafes & restaurants, locally grown produce & farm gates, bush walks, markets, history & adventure awaits you. Spend time over the school holidays exploring the Eastern Dandenong Ranges with the family.

Belgrave Lantern Parade

June 22, 2017 1:58 am

Celebrate as a community for Winter Solstice at the Belgrave Lantern Festival. This Saturday, June 24 from 5pm – 7.30pm. Hundreds of lanterns will be parading up & down the main street accompanied by drummers, dancers, musicians & performers.

2017 Australian Heritage Festival

April 11, 2017 12:26 am

2017 Australian Heritage Festival theme ‘Having a Voice’ shares the many heritage stories through different voices and recognising the many narratives that have shaped Victoria. The oldest township in the Dandenong Ranges, Emerald boasts a rich heritage in rail, gold & agriculture and visitors have the opportunity to hear first-hand about Emerald’s heritage.  Local historian, Graeme Legge will guide visitors on a picturesque walk around the Emerald township, sharing some of the amazing stories that lie behind the 11 buildings featured on the walk. The Emerald Heritage Walk is presented by Emerald Museum & Nobelius Heritage Nursery. The Nobelius Heritage Park is four and a half hectares of public parkland, which is of unique historical and horticultural value to the State of Victoria.  Take in another heritage experience by making your way to Emerald on Puffing Billy, Victoria’s heritage steam train, leaving from Belgrave Station.

Hills Art Market

March 9, 2017 5:07 am

The Hills Art Market is on again this Saturday March 11 from 9am to 3pm. Come and see over 40 different artists of various mediums set in the picturesque shady grasslands alongside Puffing Billy Emerald Station. Spiritus will be playing between 10:30 -12:30 and Dave Stergo from 1-3. Great Coffee, amazing chai a few nibbles and the KIDS ART ZONE will be rocking along again with lots to do- make, stick, bend , twist and paint.. https://www.facebook.com/HillsArtMarket/

What’s On Mar 4 & 5

March 3, 2017 8:20 pm

Get along to the annual Cockatoo Plant Market on Sun Mar 5. You’ll be supporting the Cockatoo Rural Fire Brigade and take home lots of great bargains. 9 – 2.30pm $5 entry Cnr Woori Yallock & Avon Rds Avonsleigh. Cockatoo Country Market celebrates their 2nd Anniversary with a special twilight market Sat Mar 4 from 3 – 8pm. Alma Treloar Reserve Cockatoo.

Emerald Lake Park Summer Series

February 24, 2017 10:02 pm

Emerald Lake Park Summer Series Concert Sunday Feb 26. Enjoy a picnic & soul roots music by Daisy West at Emerald Lake Park.


Wineries of the Week

August 26, 2016 9:05 pm

A Weekend Wine? Explore some of the smaller and boutique wineries in the Dandenong Ranges and surrounds for a truly local experience. Emersleigh Estate in Emerald and Cannibal Creek Vineyard in Tynong #wandervictoria