Dandenong Ranges National Park, Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges, Victoria, Australia
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Belgrave

Stumble upon bustling Belgrave nestled in the lush surrounds of Sherbrooke Forest and get your fill of the quaint and urban, mainstream and alternative and of course, Puffing Billy.

The iconic steam engine
Swing your feet out the sides of Puffing Billy's open carriages or watch the scenery unfold from first class as the much-loved 100-year-old train chuffs between Belgrave and Gembrook. 

Alternative village life and urban delights
Learn more about alternative living in Belgrave's diverse range of wholefood, natural healing and fair trade shops. Browse the second-hand bookshops and the galleries like Belgrave Art Stockade. 

Embrace the quirky side of the ranges at Horatio's Amazing Home, a 1917 cottage made of flattened kerosene tins fixed to a eucalyptus tree frame.  

Acknowledge Melbourne's proximity and indulge in some urban pastimes. Catch a summertime movie under the stars, grab some sushi and see an unexpectedly high-profile band on stage at Ruby's Lounge. 

Escape into the forest
Flee the busy village by disappearing deep into Sherbrooke Forest, amid the exotic plants in the George Tindale Memorial Gardens or by the water features in the Alfred Nicholas Garden.

Things to do

Alfred Nicholas Gardens

Alfred Nicholas Gardens

The many linking paths through this garden take you beneath a canopy of awesome Mountain Ash Trees. Walk through shady trees down to the picturesque...

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Trees Adventure

Trees Adventure

Soar above the tree tops at this eco-adventure paradise in the Dandenongs, with flying foxes and obstacle courses for the faint- and lion-hearted.

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Dandenong Ranges National Park

Dandenong Ranges National Park

Protecting the tall forests of the Dandenongs, the Dandenong Ranges National Park is well known for its spectacular Mountain Ash trees and lush fern...

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George Tindale Gardens

George Tindale Memorial Gardens

The George Tindale Memorial Garden contains a number of plants rarely found in cultivation, which are thriving in the acidic soils, cool temperate...

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Puffing Billy Steam Railway

All aboard for a ride on Australia's oldest steam railway, through thick forests and lush fern gullies, or travel first class for olden-times romance.

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