Local attractions and accommodation

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Click here for the Dandenongs official visitors guide


Rhododendron gardens and Café Vireya

The National Rhododendron Gardens are host to an unparalleled variety of brilliantly coloured blooms, mainly rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias, cherries and daffodils. Of international reputation, these magnificent gardens attract thousands of visitors during all seasons.

Enjoy a self-guided tour, strolling through 40 hectares of scenic botanic gardens.

Enjoy a picnic by the lake and take in stunning views of the Australian Alps.

Photograph the native bird life and brilliant floral scenery.

During the Spring Floral Festival held annually from August to November visitors can enjoy a series of undercover floral displays, including the largest undercover display of daffodils in the Southern Hemisphere.

Cafe open daily 10am - 4pm September to November - Click here for the menu

Lovers' Picnic Lunches - Do you want a romantic picnic lunch without the hassles of buying and packing a picnic the click here for information. 

For Cafe bookings - functions@skyhighmtdandenong.com.au

Great place to get married -

Click here to see a fantastic wedding venue in the National Rhododendron Gardens.


Bookings for Dandenong Ranges accommodation,
special packages or comprehensive information
on local tourist attractions, contact the Dandenong Ranges
Information Centre where friendly tourism volunteers
are on hand to help you organise your Dandenong Ranges experience.
Tel: (03) 9758 7522



In the village of Olinda, The Loft in the Mill is luxurious Boutique Accommodation, providing eight private entrance suites, each individually decorated with choices of  double spas, log fires, 4 poster beds and private courtyards and a tariff to suit all budgets.

Take advantage of Skyhigh Restaurant Bed, Breakfast, Stretch Limo Transfer and Dinner Packages -Click here for details

Make a day of it.....


Burrinja is a community cultural access centre featuring Aboriginal and Oceanic art gallery, performing and visual arts events, arts education, cafe, and venue hire.


Open studios


Blue Hills Berries and Cherries is the place where you can purchase or pick your own berries and cherries direct from the farm.


ParkWeb has been developed by Parks Victoria to enable visitors to better appreciate the parks, rivers, marine areas and heritage properties it manages on behalf of all Victorians.



Australia's century-old steam train is still running on its original mountain track from Belgrave to Gembrook in the scenic Dandenong Ranges, just 40 km east of Melbourne, Victoria





Pamper yourself....


At Elle Naturale  - Olinda we offer a range of  Massage & Body Treatments. Appointments are necessary Call 03 9751 0199




Enjoy the Ultimate Day Spa experience or unwind with our mobile service

Mobile Massage and Day Spa Dandenong Ranges
226 Ridge Rd, Olinda, Mount Dandenong
03 9751 0326






Holly Gate House is a luxury bed & breakfast in the majestic Dandenong Ranges at Kalorama in Victoria , providing comfortable accommodation just minutes from Sky High Mt Dandenong and offering complimentary transport to our guests attending the Sky High restaurant or the function venue.



HOLLY LODGE is luxury accommodation located in the beautiful Dandenong Ranges - Mt Dandenong and Olinda area at 7 Erith Lane, Kalorama. It offers top quality bed and breakfast accommodation set in an acre of gardens, surrounded by a national park and with breathtaking panoramic views both day and night. It’s a place where you can immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the area.



Two-turn of the century inspired self-contained cottages, just off the Mount Dandenong Tourist Road and only a few minutes from the main restaurants and major attractions.  Nested in 10 acres of luxurious private forest (rich of parrots, lyrebirds, camellias and centenary mountain ashes and ferns),  “The Gatehouse” and “Forest Edge” are cosy, romantic and intimate, offering their guests an incredible relaxing haven in the heart of the beautiful “Dandenong ranges”. Authentic, stone edge open log fire, candles, fresh flowers, mahogany carved 4-poster beds, spacious spa


(4-person spa in forested conservatory for "THE GATEHOUSE" )... all the ingredients for the perfect romantic getaway.





Fernglen Forest Retreat

Fernglen Forest Retreat is situated on 7 acres of towering mountain ash rain forest in the Dandenong Ranges at Mount Dandenong. We provide a wonderful modern accommodation base with a luxury 8 seater outdoor Jacuzzi and fireplaces for couples, wedding parties and large groups www.fernglenforestretreat.com.au




Set within natural surroundings, Olinda Guest House has all the necessary creature comforts to ensure your stay is enjoyable and comfortable. There's a large well-appointed kitchen, spacious lounge room with gas log fire, LCD TV, Blu-ray player, stereo system, wi-fi, washing machine and ducted heating throughout. The master bedroom has a king-size bed, ensuite, walk-in robe and breathtaking views of the forest. The second bedroom has a queen-size bed while the third bedroom has two single beds.

There is a large balcony which overlooks the private rear garden and magnificently tall gum trees - a perfect spot to enjoy a drink and watch the birds.
On your arrival at Olinda Guest House, complimentary wine and chocolates are provided. Also included are generous breakfast provisions for each morning, linen, towels, bathrobes, slippers and a range of bathroom amenities including soap, shampoo and body creams.

For an additional fee, massages, food hampers, tours and entry to special events can be arranged.
Olinda Guest House is located within a short stroll of several restaurants and shops in Olinda, while the Rhododendron Gardens and Olinda Falls are both within walking distance. Other attractions in the Dandenong Ranges, including the Sky High Mount Dandenong lookout, R.J. Hamer Arboretum and Puffing Billy tourist railway, are just a short drive away.


Woolrich Retreat

In Woolrich’s historic five-acre woodlands you will find our two luxury retreats where guests will enjoy the very best bed & breakfast accommodation available in the Dandenong Ranges.

Privacy, open fires, spas, ensuites, decks with BBQs overlooking the gardens and free entry to Cloudehill Gardens next door.

Walk, laze by the fire, relax in the spa or soak in the view with a glass of wine. The perfect Yarra Valley & Dandenong Ranges getaway.  www.woolrichretreat.com.au



This romantic 1920s self contained cottage is set on half an acre of lovely gardens with views from the large picture windows.
The cottage is divided into two spacious self contained luxury apartments, each with its own private entrance
 Relax in a double spa, snuggle up in front of a roaring fire with a glass of red, book a couples massage in your private cottage the possibilities are endless.
 How about limo ride to a sumptuous dinner at Sky High Restaurant   You can walk to the local village shops and enjoy lunch at the local Deli
 The villages of Olinda Sassafras, Sky High Restaurant and lookout with its spectacular city views, are just a few minutes by car from your cottage.
The Yarra Valley with its renowned cool climate wineries are jut 40minutes drive from your cottage
Have a look at our Specials and Packages Page   
Phone 0397511116


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