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Dandenong Ranges

The Dandenong Ranges is the perfect escape

The Dandenong Ranges is home to many iconic experiences and memories! Hop on the Puffing Billy Railway at Belgrave and wander your way over historic trestle bridges, through the lush fern glades, towering forests and charming villages from your open carriage - you can even bring your doggo for the trip as much of the region is dog-friendly.

Don't come on a full tummy - the Villages of the Dandenong Ranges really know how to put on a high tea experience that'll have you bragging to your friends. Miss Marples Tea Room and Mary Eats Cake all put on a spread your nan would be proud of. Olinda Tea House also put on a high tea with a modern Asian twist that's popular among many visitors.

If scones and tea aren't your thing, our fancy pubs will hit the spot - give Paradise Valley Hotel or Micawber Tavern a go.

Breakfast lovers will enjoy Ripe Cafe in Sassafras, The General Food Store in Emerald or maybe one of our bakeries.

Upgrade your visit to the Dandenong Ranges and stay a night in a cute cottage, bed & breakfast or unique stay.