Tours & Activities

Dandenong Ranges Private Day Tour

Experience the captivating beauty of the Dandenong Ranges, a stunning escape less than an hour from Melbourne. Immerse yourself in the vibrant colors of lush fern glades and towering mountain ash forests. Explore quaint towns like Sassafras, Olinda, and Belgrave, offering designer shops, cozy tea rooms, and delicious eateries.

Blooms and Steam: Dandenong Delights Tour

Discover magnificent gardens, including the Mount Dandenong Botanical Gardens and the Tesselaar Tulip Festival in spring. Indulge in a delightful lunch by the warm open fires, letting the golden glow and rustic ambiance enhance your dining experience. Hop aboard Puffing Billy, a preserved steam railway, and breathe in the cool mountain air as you traverse the picturesque Sherbrooke Forest.

Less than an hour’s drive from Melbourne, the Dandenong Ranges transform into a summer haven, offering a refreshing escape from the city bustle. Awaken to a stunning landscape adorned with vibrant flowers and the cheerful melodies of birdsong. Explore the lush fern glades and towering forests that reach towards the sky.

Discover charming towns like Sassafras, Olinda, and Belgrave, where the essence of summer fills every corner. These quaint spots boast beautiful gardens, unique shops, cozy tea rooms, and delightful eateries. Don’t miss Miss Marple’s Tearoom in Sassafras for a delicious Devonshire tea or Tealeaves for an amazing collection of loose-leaf teas. In Olinda, explore Mangana for lovely home decor.

Experience the beauty of Australia’s top gardens. The Mount Dandenong Botanical Gardens, also known as the Rhododendron Gardens, shine in the summer months. Witness colorful rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias, and majestic trees that create a spectacular sight. Take leisurely walks through the Alfred Nicholas Memorial Garden and Cloudhill amidst stunning floral displays.

Embark on a scenic journey aboard Puffing Billy, a renowned steam railway. Traverse timber bridges from Belgrave to Gembrook, embracing the fresh mountain air in open-sided carriages. Immerse yourself in the breathtaking summer scenery of Sherbrooke Forest.

As the day draws to a close, unwind in the tranquility of the Dandenong Ranges. Let the vibrant colors and the promise of new beginnings envelop your senses, creating cherished memories of a summer retreat just a short distance from Melbourne.

 

  • Mount Dandenong scenic drive
  • Villages of Sassafras, Olinda and Belgrave
  • Stunning Gardens and Tesselaar Tulip Festival in Spring
  • World famous Puffing Billy steam train
  • Gourmet¬† 2 course lunch at a delightful restaurant
  • Pick-up and return to your hotel or private address
  • Morning or Afternoon tea
  • Mount Dandenong scenic drive
  • Villages of Sassafras, Olinda and Belgrave
  • Entry into all gardens and entry into the Tesselaar Tulip Festival in Spring
  • Ride on the world famous Puffing Billy steam train
  • Gourmet¬† 2 course lunch at a delightful restaurant
  • Flexible and fully customised itinerary
  • Luxury vehicle with complimentary bottled water

WHAT TO BRING

  • Warm jacket, sturdy footwear

 

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