Escape to the Dandenong Ranges and into a lush paradise of hidden delights, secret gardens, towering forests and diverse villages.

Walking Trails

The Kokoda Memorial Walk (The Thousand Steps)
The Sassafras Creek Trail
Dobson Track

National Parks & Gardens

The beautiful gardens that are the Yarra Ranges
Alfred Nicholas Memorial Garden
Sherbrooke Falls
Pirianda Gardens
Lyrebird Falls
The Silvan Reservoir Park
Olinda Falls Picnic Area

The Yarra Valley

The Yarra Valley, only a 30-minute drive away, sets an international benchmark for premium cool-climate wines. There are over 40 winery cellar doors to visit and taste the trademark pinot noir and sparkling wines.

Food & Wine

Ms Marples Teas Rooms
Proserpina Bakehouse, for Beautiful Bread & Pastries
Burnham Beeches Bakery & the Piggery Café
Kallista Deli, Kallista
Kalley’s Bar & Kitchen, Olinda (Delicious Burgers)
Cuckoo Restaurant
The Forest Lounge, Olinda
Mc Cawbers Tavern, Belgrave
The Pig and Whistle Tavern, Mt Dandenong
Sassafras Tavern, Sassafaras

Farms & Fruit Picking

There are multiple wholesale nurseries and fruit growers in Silvan and Monbulk. Dotted on the drive to Silvan, you might like to make a stop at one or all of the many fresh flower and fruit stalls for some beautiful produce.

You may also like to experience picking your own delicious fruit. Fill up your baskets with the freshest produce of the season at family-owned and operated farms around the Yarra Valley.

Click here to see what is in season at the time of your visit.