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Just a two-minute walk from Puffing Billy, and accessible via suburban trains from the Melbourne city centre, Belgrave is a lively spot bursting with creative energy mixed with fresh mountain air and plenty of birdsong.

Here you’ll find an eclectic mix of internationally acclaimed street art amid cosy cafes, atmospheric bars and restaurants, boutique shopping with plenty of vintage finds and an arthouse cinema.

Families love Belgrave because it offers great proximity to the iconic Puffing Billy heritage steam train as well as Trees Adventure, a treetop adventure park that was made for family outings with children of all ages.

Feeling outdoorsy? All this is surrounded by temperate rainforest and nearby bush walks with the Dandenong Ranges National Park on the doorstep. An ideal city escape.

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.