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The Dandenong Ranges are a group of hills in Melbourne's east which delimit the boundaries of the city of Melbourne.
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The '''Dandenong Ranges''' are a group of hills forming the eastern boundary of [[Melbourne]], [[Australia]], about 35 km east of the central city. They can be seen from most parts of Melbourne, and are easily identifiable as a group of three hills with large television towers.
  
They can be seen from most parts of Melbourne, and are easily identifiable as a group of three hills with large television towers.
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==Get in==
  
By far the greatest attraction of the Dandenong Ranges is the Puffing Billy railway, a tourist railway using steam locomotives that chugs through the beautiful lush bush of the ranges.
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==Get around==
  
Another well visited attraction is the William Ricketts sanctuary. William Ricketts is a well known Australian artist, and this, his previously private retreat is dotted with amazing sculpture blended into the natural environs.
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==See==
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*'''Dandenong Ranges National Park''' http://www.parkweb.vic.gov.au/1park_display.cfm?park=49
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*'''Puffing Billy'''. This historic steam train is the most popular attraction in the Dandenong Ranges. It runs on its original 24 km mountain railway track through the beautiful lush bush of the ranges. http://www.puffingbilly.com.au
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*'''William Ricketts Sanctuary'''. Every day except Christmas Day 10am-4:30pm. May be closed during fire bans. William Ricketts is a well known Australian artist, and this, his previously private retreat is dotted with amazing sculpture blended into the natural environs. $5.60 adult, $4.40 concession, $2.20 child (10-14 years), $13.30 family of four, free for under 10 years. http://www.parkweb.vic.gov.au/1park_display.cfm?park=216
  
Other attractions include:
 
 
*Scenic Lookout, which looks out across all of Melbourne
 
*Scenic Lookout, which looks out across all of Melbourne
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*Flower farms
 
*Flower farms
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*Devonshire tea houses with friendly parrots
 
*Devonshire tea houses with friendly parrots
*Mt Dandenong Arboretum
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*National Rhododendrum Gardens
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*'''Mt Dandenong Arboretum''' http://www.parkweb.vic.gov.au/1process_details.cfm?place=58
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*'''National Rhododendron Gardens'''. 10am-5pm. http://www.parkweb.vic.gov.au/1park_display.cfm?park=162
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==External links==
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*[http://www.dandenong-ranges.net.au Dandenong Ranges Net]

Revision as of 09:11, 17 January 2004

The Dandenong Ranges are a group of hills forming the eastern boundary of Melbourne, Australia, about 35 km east of the central city. They can be seen from most parts of Melbourne, and are easily identifiable as a group of three hills with large television towers.

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Get in

Get around

See

  • Puffing Billy. This historic steam train is the most popular attraction in the Dandenong Ranges. It runs on its original 24 km mountain railway track through the beautiful lush bush of the ranges. http://www.puffingbilly.com.au
  • William Ricketts Sanctuary. Every day except Christmas Day 10am-4:30pm. May be closed during fire bans. William Ricketts is a well known Australian artist, and this, his previously private retreat is dotted with amazing sculpture blended into the natural environs. $5.60 adult, $4.40 concession, $2.20 child (10-14 years), $13.30 family of four, free for under 10 years. http://www.parkweb.vic.gov.au/1park_display.cfm?park=216
  • Scenic Lookout, which looks out across all of Melbourne
  • Flower farms
  • Devonshire tea houses with friendly parrots

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