William Ricketts Sanctuary

See & Do

This site is currently closed due to storm damage (June 2021). Please check the Parks Victoria website for the latest updates.

Situated in a ferny glade in the Dandenong Ranges, William Ricketts Sanctuary is a place of beauty and tranquillity, due both to the natural setting and the mystical sculptures of Aboriginal figures half hidden among ferns along the pathways. It is a place for quiet reflection and to enjoy the natural forests of the Dandenong Ranges. Many travel across the world to visit this place time and time again.

Make the most of your day with a picnic nearby in the Alfred Nicholas Garden or Dandenong Ranges Botanic Garden.

Conditions can change in parks for many reasons. For the latest information on changes to local conditions, please visit the relevant park page on the Parks Victoria website.

Be bushfire ready in the great outdoors. Refer to the Bushfire Safety section on the Parks Victoria website for tips on how to stay safe.


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