Things to do, parks and gardens, art galleries, museums, wineries and tours.
The Eastern Dandenong Ranges is the perfect destination to stay, explore, and to create your own story. Family fun & picnics, scenic drives, amazing local cuisine, boutique wineries, unique quaint village shops and a local market on most weekends.
If you are looking to experience day trips from Melbourne, expect to immerse yourself in country charm, picturesque valley views, glimpses of the Warburton Ranges and where you’ll find Puffing Billy making one of its daily journeys between Belgrave & Gembrook.
Make sure you put walking or cycling the Eastern Dandenong Ranges trail in your calendar. Winding its way along the Puffing Billy track, you will experience spectacular panoramic views, eucalpyt & mountain ash forests, fern gullies, Emerald Lake Park, the Emerald Museum & Nobelius Heritage Park and agricultural farming all the way from Clematis through to Gembrook. The Eastern Dandenong Ranges covers 20 townships situated in the Dandenong Ranges including Avonsleigh, Beenak, Belgrave, Clematis, Cockatoo, Dewhurst, Emerald, Gembrook, Hoddles Creek, Kallista, Macclesfield, Menzies Creek, Monbulk, Mt Burnett, Nangana, Selby, Silvan, The Patch, Upper Beaconsfield & Yellingbo.