Richard’s guidebook

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Richard’s guidebook

Attraction

Situated less than 1 minute walk away, on the uppermost reach of the Dandenong Ranges, amid cool ferny glades and lush towering native forests, SkyHigh is one of Victoria’s premier tourist attractions with majestic views to be experienced day or night over the Melbourne skyline. The award winning SkyHigh bistro is available for dinner bookings from 6.00pm and the bistro is open from 10.15am daily for coffee and snacks with the lunch menu starting at 11am. The upstairs function room, with spectacular floor to ceiling windows, is available for private lunch and dinner events and is one of the Dandenong Ranges and Melbourne’s most sought after venues for weddings, engagements, birthday parties and other special event occasions. Please visit the dining page for menus and private hire options. SkyHigh can also cater for platters or even full dinners at your accommodation, please call Graham on 97510443 to enquire about pricing. SkyHigh is one of the most popular Dandenong Ranges attractions and has so much to offer for the whole family. Stroll through the beautiful landscaped gardens, explore the SkyHigh Maze, take a forest walk under a canopy of Australian eucalypts, visit the Australiana Tree, or relax on the Giant’s Chair!
Skyhigh Bistro/Cafe
26 Observatory Road
Situated less than 1 minute walk away, on the uppermost reach of the Dandenong Ranges, amid cool ferny glades and lush towering native forests, SkyHigh is one of Victoria’s premier tourist attractions with majestic views to be experienced day or night over the Melbourne skyline. The award winning SkyHigh bistro is available for dinner bookings from 6.00pm and the bistro is open from 10.15am daily for coffee and snacks with the lunch menu starting at 11am. The upstairs function room, with spectacular floor to ceiling windows, is available for private lunch and dinner events and is one of the Dandenong Ranges and Melbourne’s most sought after venues for weddings, engagements, birthday parties and other special event occasions. Please visit the dining page for menus and private hire options. SkyHigh can also cater for platters or even full dinners at your accommodation, please call Graham on 97510443 to enquire about pricing. SkyHigh is one of the most popular Dandenong Ranges attractions and has so much to offer for the whole family. Stroll through the beautiful landscaped gardens, explore the SkyHigh Maze, take a forest walk under a canopy of Australian eucalypts, visit the Australiana Tree, or relax on the Giant’s Chair!
SkyHigh maze is a great fun place to release some energy and a must do challenge for kids. Adults will enjoy a walk around the English garden next to the maze.
SkyHigh Maze
20 Observatory Road
SkyHigh maze is a great fun place to release some energy and a must do challenge for kids. Adults will enjoy a walk around the English garden next to the maze.

Sightseeing

Within walking distance this attraction is fantastic at both day and night. The perfect place for a glass of bubbly or hot chocolate whilst the sun goes down. From Thursday to Sunday over the summer months there is a beer garden on the lawn area serving pizzas, sliders and tacos along with 4 craft beers and a good selection of wines, spirits and cocktails.
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SkyHigh Mount Dandenong
26 Observatory Rd
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Within walking distance this attraction is fantastic at both day and night. The perfect place for a glass of bubbly or hot chocolate whilst the sun goes down. From Thursday to Sunday over the summer months there is a beer garden on the lawn area serving pizzas, sliders and tacos along with 4 craft beers and a good selection of wines, spirits and cocktails.
The journey aboard Puffing Billy Australia's premier preserved steam railway takes you through the magnificent Dandenong Ranges. Puffing Billy makes for a wonderful opportunity to relax and breathe in the fresh air. Visitors from around the world enjoy traveling aboard Puffing Billy. You can bring friends, kids, other family members or interstate visitors, pack a picnic and travel aboard this historic Melbourne attraction. Public transport- Leave accommodation Walk to Sky High Mt Dandenong bus strop (4 minutes) Catch 649 bus towards Belgrave (aprox 30 min) Arrive Belgrave station Walk along blue line painted on the platform, (2 minutes ) Arrive Puffing Billy ( 1 old Monbulk rd Belgrave )
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Puffing Billy Railway
1 Old Monbulk Rd
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The journey aboard Puffing Billy Australia's premier preserved steam railway takes you through the magnificent Dandenong Ranges. Puffing Billy makes for a wonderful opportunity to relax and breathe in the fresh air. Visitors from around the world enjoy traveling aboard Puffing Billy. You can bring friends, kids, other family members or interstate visitors, pack a picnic and travel aboard this historic Melbourne attraction. Public transport- Leave accommodation Walk to Sky High Mt Dandenong bus strop (4 minutes) Catch 649 bus towards Belgrave (aprox 30 min) Arrive Belgrave station Walk along blue line painted on the platform, (2 minutes ) Arrive Puffing Billy ( 1 old Monbulk rd Belgrave )

Fitness

The 1000 Steps Walk is an institution for fitness enthusiasts across Melbourne. Making the 3km trek one of the most popular spots in the Dandenong Ranges. Experience filtered sunlight through the Tree Ferns and Manna Gum as you make your way up. There is always a range of native wildlife to enjoy along the way from birdlife to even the odd Lyrebird. Created in the early 1900s, the 1000 Steps Walk was originally made from the trunks of tree ferns laid along the wetter areas of the track to make the 290 metre ascent somewhat easier. These have been replaced by a combination of wooden steps and concrete section overtime to ensure that the track can cater for users year round in all weather.
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Kokoda Track Memorial Walk (1000 Steps)
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The 1000 Steps Walk is an institution for fitness enthusiasts across Melbourne. Making the 3km trek one of the most popular spots in the Dandenong Ranges. Experience filtered sunlight through the Tree Ferns and Manna Gum as you make your way up. There is always a range of native wildlife to enjoy along the way from birdlife to even the odd Lyrebird. Created in the early 1900s, the 1000 Steps Walk was originally made from the trunks of tree ferns laid along the wetter areas of the track to make the 290 metre ascent somewhat easier. These have been replaced by a combination of wooden steps and concrete section overtime to ensure that the track can cater for users year round in all weather.
Great walking track, starts from car park 6 at SkyHigh
Kyeema Track
Great walking track, starts from car park 6 at SkyHigh

Health

Relax in the beautiful surrounds and tranquility of Olinda and the Dandenong Ranges, discover the most wonderful place to unwind, in the heart of the Dandenongs. Choose from a wide range of health, beauty and spa treatments. Retreat to this gorgeous boutique day spa, complete with stunning relaxation lounge in a private fern garden setting. Helping you keep the balance between a hectic lifestyle and our increasing need for relaxation. Restore your body's balance.
Balance Mountain Day Spa
226 Ridge Rd
Relax in the beautiful surrounds and tranquility of Olinda and the Dandenong Ranges, discover the most wonderful place to unwind, in the heart of the Dandenongs. Choose from a wide range of health, beauty and spa treatments. Retreat to this gorgeous boutique day spa, complete with stunning relaxation lounge in a private fern garden setting. Helping you keep the balance between a hectic lifestyle and our increasing need for relaxation. Restore your body's balance.
Zenhealth is a local business specialising in Chinese medicine, acupuncture and general wellness. Robbie is an expert in Chinese medicine and well worth a visit. You will need to book ahead of time.
Zenhealth
1491 Mount Dandenong Tourist Road
Zenhealth is a local business specialising in Chinese medicine, acupuncture and general wellness. Robbie is an expert in Chinese medicine and well worth a visit. You will need to book ahead of time.
Massage with Melinda from Olinda
Elle Naturale Olinda
1606 Mt Dandenong Tourist Rd
Massage with Melinda from Olinda

Parks and gardens

The Dandenong Ranges Botanic Garden is Victoria's premier cool-climate garden. With breathtaking views over the Yarra Valley, the garden features important collections of rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias and more, in a setting of native and exotic trees. Seasonal changes ensure the garden is a year-round delight. Check for changes of conditions Meander down to Serenity Point where the sculpted landscape opens to stunning views over the Yarra Ranges and beyond. A network of paths criss-cross the Dandenong Ranges Botanic Garden and highlight the ever-changing seasonal landscape. The Dandenong Ranges Botanic Garden is home to a staggering 15,000 rhododendrons, 12,000 azaleas, 3,000 camellias and 250,000 daffodils clothed in colour in spring and autumn. The garden houses Australia’s largest collection of Australian and overseas raised hybrids of rhododendrons that cannot be replaced, re-bred or re-imported. Bring a picnic basket and set up on one of the lawns within the gardens for a scenic day out. Ride the 'Garden Explorer' - a fee-for-service people mover which provides a 25-minute guided tour of the garden. Opening hours The Dandenong Ranges Botanic Garden is open daily from 10am to 5pm (last entry 4:30pm) except Christmas Day, days of Total Fire Ban and Severe Weather events.
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Dandenong Ranges Botanic Garden
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The Dandenong Ranges Botanic Garden is Victoria's premier cool-climate garden. With breathtaking views over the Yarra Valley, the garden features important collections of rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias and more, in a setting of native and exotic trees. Seasonal changes ensure the garden is a year-round delight. Check for changes of conditions Meander down to Serenity Point where the sculpted landscape opens to stunning views over the Yarra Ranges and beyond. A network of paths criss-cross the Dandenong Ranges Botanic Garden and highlight the ever-changing seasonal landscape. The Dandenong Ranges Botanic Garden is home to a staggering 15,000 rhododendrons, 12,000 azaleas, 3,000 camellias and 250,000 daffodils clothed in colour in spring and autumn. The garden houses Australia’s largest collection of Australian and overseas raised hybrids of rhododendrons that cannot be replaced, re-bred or re-imported. Bring a picnic basket and set up on one of the lawns within the gardens for a scenic day out. Ride the 'Garden Explorer' - a fee-for-service people mover which provides a 25-minute guided tour of the garden. Opening hours The Dandenong Ranges Botanic Garden is open daily from 10am to 5pm (last entry 4:30pm) except Christmas Day, days of Total Fire Ban and Severe Weather events.
Great place for sunrise or outdoor picnic
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R.J. Hamer Arboretum
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Great place for sunrise or outdoor picnic
Lovely English Garden and forest walks
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SkyHigh Mount Dandenong
26 Observatory Rd
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Lovely English Garden and forest walks

Food and provisions

The IGA in Mount Dandenong is only a short drive from the house and perfect for topping up provisions like extra wood, milk or ice. There is a liquor store attached with a good range of beers, wines and spirits.
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IGA Mt Dandenong
1526 Mt Dandenong Tourist Rd
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The IGA in Mount Dandenong is only a short drive from the house and perfect for topping up provisions like extra wood, milk or ice. There is a liquor store attached with a good range of beers, wines and spirits.

Pub

Great place for a few drinks
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Pig & Whistle Tavern
1429 Mount Dandenong Tourist Rd
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Great place for a few drinks
Great place for a drink
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Kelly's Bar & Kitchen
1510 Mount Dandenong Tourist Rd
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Great place for a drink