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Dandenong Ranges

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Dandenong Ranges

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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.

They can be seen from most parts of Melbourne, and are easily identifiable as a group of three hills with large television towers.

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.

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.

Other attractions include:

  • Scenic Lookout, which looks out across all of Melbourne
  • Flower farms
  • Devonshire tea houses with friendly parrots
  • Mt Dandenong Arboretum
  • National Rhododendrum Gardens