Dandenong Ranges & Yarra Valley
The Dandenong Ranges is less than an hour from Melbourne and is a superb destination offering Skyhigh and the Observatory at the very highest point with nearby magnificent gardens such as the National Rhododendron and Alfred Nicholas gardens, historical icons such as William Ricketts Santuary and Puffing Billy Railway, the quaint villages of Olinda and Sassafras with a unique retail flavour, award winning restaurants, English style taverns and cosy cafes.
A short drive on is the stunning Yarra Valley where lovers of world class wine and produce are indulged. Visitors will also delight in wonderful attractions such as Healesville Sanctuary and hot air ballooning.
A truly magical region that needs several days to relax in and truly appreciate.