About Dandenong Ranges
Lush fern gullies and ancient mountain ash forest make up the mystical Dandenong Ranges in Victoria’s east. Quaint villages like Kallista, Sassafras and Olinda offer up plenty of country charm and a high tea to rival the Queen’s, while the mighty Dandenong Ranges National Park is home to the famous 1000 Steps Walk. Got kids? And a dog? All are welcome on the Puffing Billy Railway as the steam train journeys from Belgrave to Lakeside. If you’re feeling more low key, pull up a stool at the pub and make friends with the locals. They’ve got a few good stories to tell.