Posts by paul

9 Items

Sky High Lookout, Restaurant and Maze

by paul

Get some Perspective & Escape the noise and pressures of the concrete jungle. Less than one hour from the Melbourne CBD you can be SkyHigh – on the uppermost reach of the Dandenong Ranges, amid cool fern glades and lush towering native forest, looking at the big picture, from the Mornington Peninsula across the majestic […]

The National Rhododendron Gardens

by paul

The National Rhododendron Gardens are host to brilliantly coloured blooms of rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias, cherries and daffodils. Seasonal changes ensure the gardens are a delight all year around. When not in bloom, you can still soak in the beauty of rich bark textures, seed capsules, foliage shapes and beautiful fragrance as you stroll through the […]

William Rickets

by paul

Situated in a ferny glade in the Dandenongs, William Ricketts Sanctuary is a place of beauty and tranquillity, due both to the natural setting and the mystical sculptures half hidden among ferns along the pathways. It is a place for quiet reflection and for contemplation of the essence of the vision of William Ricketts. Many […]

Trees Adventure

by paul

Trees Adventure is Australia’s premier Treetop Adventure experience. Our 3 parks, in Victoria and New South Wales feature exciting and challenging courses high in the tree canopy, that will have all the familly swinging, leaping, climbing and flying through the forest allowing thrill seekers and nature enthusiasts to experience the trees like never before. Our […]

Puffing Billy

by paul

This century-old steam train continues to run on its original mountain track from Belgrave to Gembrook in the magnificent Dandenong Ranges 40kms east of Melbourne. Puffing Billy was built to serve at the turn of the century and is a genuine relic of our more leisurely days. The Railway is the major survivor of four […]

Kellys Bar and Kitchen

by paul

At Kelly’s we understand the importance of stocking and supporting local produce and supplies. Hence, where possible we have sourced as much local fare as possible from our coffee, wine, cider and beer to meats, fruit and vegetables. We use a nearby supplier for dry goods and cleaning products as well, as it is not […]

Pig and Whistle Restaurant

by paul

In 1991 we set out to create a tavern and restaurant with a warm family oriented environment offering the best of English pubs and Australian hospitality. Over time we have evolved to meet the demands of locals, regulars and newcomers alike. The Pig & Whistle Tavern is situated in Olinda in the picturesque Mt Dandenong […]

Mt Dandenong Hotel

by paul

Situated in the heart of Victoria’s Mount Dandenong Ranges and the quaint town of Olinda is the Mount Dandenong Hotel . The hotel provides an ideal setting for a casual drink or meal all year round. It also has a comfortable a la carte restaurant with a welcoming & hearty open fireplace. The pub boasts […]

Wild Oak Restaurant

by paul

The Wild Oak Restaurant and Wine Bar is situated in picturesque Olinda, on top of Mt Dandenong in the heart of the Dandenong Ranges, a 50 min scenic drive from Melbourne. The owner, award winning chef Ben Higgs, leads a passionate and dedicated team to provide diners with a truly unique culinary experience. Ben is […]