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Tourist Attractions in the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges

Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges are much popular among locals and tourists. It is just 22 miles away from Melbourne and is also known as “the food bowl of Victoria” due to its ideal climate and excellent soil. For more than a century it has been an attractive destination for food lovers, nature lovers, tourists, and artists.

1 Healesville Sanctuary

All kinds of unique Australian animals can be seen here making it one of the best spots to visit in.

2 Dandenong Ranges National Park

If you love wildlife, walking trails and natural scenic beauty then this is a place for you. It covers around 3,200 hectares of land and is very much popular among locals as well as international tourists.

3 Puffing Billy Steam Train

It is one of the best steam trains in the world as it provides you some stunning scenic beauty of Australia. The ride through Dandenong Rages on a vintage steam train makes it nostalgic too. You can enjoy it for 365 days except for Christmas.

4 TarraWarra Museum of Art

TarraWarra Museum of Art is a stunning example of modern architecture and it specializes in Australian Art.

6 Alfred Nicholas Gardens

Alfred Nicholas the creator of Alfred Nicholas Gardens did the magnificient job and you can enjoy the beauty of these gardens at any time of the year as they remain this beautiful throughout the year.

7 William Rickett’s Sanctuary

This sanctuary is hidden from the world with a small garden of ferns, mountain ash trees, and rocky outcrops.

8 Cloudehill Gardens

Cloudehill Gardens are laid out in a series of “garden rooms” separated by stone walls and finely-clipped hedges. It provides

Address: 89 Olinda Monbulk Road, Olinda

9 Sassafras Village

Sassafras is a model village oozing charm and history. Visitors will find a good range of accommodation in the village and immediate surroundings with morning and afternoon tea at Miss Marple’s Tea Room will make your day.

10 Olinda Village

In the ‘garden belt’ of the Dandenong Ranges, Olinda is a great overnight stop for visitors. Situated very near the Cloudehill Gardens and the magnificent National Rhododendron Gardens, the narrow streets are filled with galleries, B&Bs, restaurants, and other attractions.




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