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

Argentinian BBQ

August 17, 2016 3:08 am

Argentinian BBQ at The Independent Gembrook August 18, 7pm

What better way to start the weekend than an Argentinian BBQ. Mauro and his team has designed a 7 course banquet prepared on the grill. $58 per person sharing menu.






Local Events July 22 – 24

July 21, 2016 4:40 am

Local events this weekend include Blues Night at the Emerald RSL and Italian Feast Night at the Emerald Village Bakery on Friday 22nd July and the Gembrook Market on Sunday 24th July. See our Facebook page for all the details.


July 9, 2016 12:22 am

Cycling in the Hills – With a sunny weekend predicted why not get the bikes out and enjoy one of the many great rides in our region. You’ll find lots of family rides under our Attractions link. We’d also like to introduce cycling enthusiast Brendan Edwards who will be contributing to a cycling section. You’ll find a bevy of information on cycling groups in the region and detailed trail information under ‘thedandenongranges’ on our website under links.

Gembrook Market & British Car Club Display

June 23, 2016 2:41 am

Gembrook Market & British Car Club Display – Enjoy the country charm of Gembrook this Sunday. The Gembrook Market is on from 9am – 2pm in the Puffing Billy Carpark. The British Car Club Display will feature 20 classics from 12.45pm – 2.30pm.


Belgrave Lantern Parade

June 16, 2016 9:10 am

The Belgrave Lantern Parade celebrates 10 years and the Winter Solstice this Saturday June 18. The parade starts at 5.30pm from Hayes Car Park. See our Facebook page for all the details.

‘Ploughing up our Heritage’ exhibition opens today at the NOBELIUS HERITAGE PARK & EMERALD MUSEUM

May 21, 2016 10:10 pm

‘Ploughing up our Heritage’ exhibition at the NOBELIUS HERITAGE PARK & EMERALD MUSEUM to celebrate Victoria’s Heritage Festival. The exhibition will run through to end of October. Displays of farming equipment from the museum collection including a rare 1903 potato digger. Including stories of early settlement in Menzies Creek, Macclesfield, Cockatoo & Gembrook. The Museum is open on a Wednesday 10am – 3pm and on Sunday from 1.30pm – 4pm. Nobelius Heritage Park in Emerald Lake Park, 5 Crichton Rd, Emerald (just below Nobelius Station)