The Villages of the Eastern Dandenong Ranges

Hidden away in the foothills of the Dandenongs lies one of Melbourne's best kept secrets. Follow the Puffing Billy Train Line as it takes you through gorgeous villages, stunning scenery and amazing regional food and wine. With rich red volcanic soils feeding tall Eucalypt forests and cropland, through to valley soils supporting grazing and heathy foothill forests, the variety of the patchwork landscape is known as the Eastern Dandenong Ranges and Puffing Billy Country.

So close to Melbourne yet a world away, our village towns are artful, and physically and spiritually nourishing. If you are travelling via public transport, grab the train from Melbourne City to Belgrave, then take the 695 Bus that travels between Belgrave & Gembrook or jump on Puffing Billy and see the hills from its unique perspective whizzing through the trees.

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Dandenong Ranges Map

Eastern Dandenong Ranges Map