Escape from the bustle of city life into the fern glades, forests and eclectic villages of the Dandenong Ranges.
Absorb the creative vibe of shops and galleries in local hamlets, take a ride on the historic Puffing Billy steam engine, and watch the colours of the landscape change with the seasons.
Wander through vast national parks and gardens, from the National Rhododendron Gardens and Sherbrooke Forest to the Dandenong Ranges National Park and magical William Ricketts Sanctuary.
Dine out with stunning views across Melbourne at SkyHigh on Mount Dandenong, tuck into famous Devonshire teas, and savour just-picked berries and local produce in cosy cafes or airy restaurants.
Settle into the slower pace and stay a while longer at historic guesthouses or modern luxury accommodation.