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)

Sunday May 15

May 14, 2016 10:43 pm

Beautiful weather to enjoy one of the wonderful walks in the Eastern Dandenong Ranges. Maybe Emerald Lake Park, Wrights Forest, Gembrook Park or at Kurth Kiln. Drop in to our new Visitor Centre located on Emerald Railway Station to pick up a map or download one from our website.


Puffing Billy Great Train Race

April 30, 2016 11:48 pm

Puffing Billy Great Train Race – Don’t miss the Puffing Billy Great Train Race today. Runners race the train starting at Belgrave, leaving 10am and finishing at Emerald Lakeside. Eat local or enjoy a picnic in the beautiful surrounds of Emerald Lake Park.

It’s all happening in April in the Eastern Dandenong Ranges

April 1, 2016 7:14 am

The Eastern Dandenong Ranges is buzzing in April. Cockatoo Market April 2, Emerald Lions Market April 3, Emerald’s FUNFEST Sunday April 10, PAVE Festival 10 – 17, Kurth Kiln Heritage Festival in Gembrook April 17 and the RACV Ascent 100km Women’s Cycling Event, Forest Edge ‘Trotter to Table’ 8 course degustation. See our events page for all the details and keep in touch via our Facebook page.

Cockatoo Country Market – 1st Birthday

March 4, 2016 10:02 pm

Lots to enjoy in Cockatoo this weekend. Saturday March 5 – Over 100 stalls to explore and enjoy at Cockatoo Country Market’s 1st Birthday celebration TWILIGHT MARKET and car show at Alma Treloar Reserve. Sunday March 6 Cockatoo CFA Plant Market.