Belgrave is a hub for families, visitors and locals when exploring the Dandenong Ranges. It is part of the Shire of Yarra Ranges and is a foothill to the Dandenong Ranges' parks, gardens and attractions. One hour away from Melbourne's CBD, Belgrave is easily accessible via car or public transport with the train station at the end of the Belgrave train line.
Once in Belgrave, make sure to check out nearby suburbs including Tecoma, Upwey, Upper Ferntree Gully, Kallista and Selby.
Belgrave is the perfect city escape for couples, friends and families alike. Spend your day discovering the quirky shops or getting out into nature, grab a delicious meal at a number of local eateries and then snuggle in at a cosy bed and breakfast.
It is packed with cosy cafes and welcoming restaurants and bars where you can kick back and enjoy some of the region's finest and freshest fare. Micawber Tavern is the go-to for locals for over 100 years. Enjoy spending time in their bistro, bar and beautiful beer garden nestled next to Sherbrooke Forest.
Belgrave is just a two-minute walk from the iconic Puffing Billy train, which is Australia's oldest and best-preserved heritage steam railway. Discover wonderful wildlife and spectacular landscapes made for adventure while sitting on the carriage sill of Puffing Billy’s open-side carriages; a truly iconic experience that cannot be found anywhere else in the world.
Love art? You’re in the right spot. Belgrave’s colorful street art is no stranger to the social media shot. Keep your eyes peeled for street art near the local shopping district including the Belgrave Arcade Wall.
It’s the perfect place to wander the independent boutiques and antique shops to find that special reminder of your time in the Yarra Valley. If you’re keen to stay a while (and why wouldn't you?) book a cinema ticket for Cameo Cinema, Belgrave’s arthouse cinema.
You’ll find all of this surrounded by the lush, temperate rainforest, so if you’re feeling active, tie up your hiking shoes and hit the bush walks with the nearby Dandenong Ranges National Park.