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Things To Do At Mt Dandenong

Mt Dandenong is a beautiful part of Melbourne with spectacular views, quint towns and plenty of fresh air.  Here’s our pick of the best things to do at Mt Dandenong.

Pie In The Sky

Voted the home of Victoria’s best and one of Australia’s top 10 pies.  Pie In The Sky is worth a visit.

Destiny Point Cafe

Promising some of the best views of Silvan Reservoir and the ranges beyond, Destiny Point Cafe has a great range of food, and of course Mt Dandenong’s favourite, Devonshire Tea.

1000 Steps

Created in the early 1900s the 1000 Steps Walk was originally made from the trunks of tree ferns laid along the wetter areas of the track to make the climb a little easier. These were replaced by wooden palings before the more permanent concrete steps were installed in 1950.  Very instagramable!

Japanese Mountain Retreat

Japanese Mountain Retreat
Photo: @onlybeyoutothefull

The Japanese Mountain Retreat offers a perfect getaway, including mineral pools, a day spa, the Oriental Lounge restaurant and authentic Japanese accommodation.  Check out their website for all the info.


Situated less than an hour from the Melbourne CBD, on the uppermost reach of the Dandenong Ranges, amid cool ferny glades and lush towering native forests, SkyHigh is one of Victoria’s premier tourist attractions with majestic views to be experienced day or night over the Melbourne skyline.

Miss Marples Tea Rooms

Mrs Maples Tea Room
Photo: @kohelvin

Underneath the Dandenong Ranges is a gorgeous little township called Sassafras. It’s full of restaurants and niche stores such as Geppettos Workshop, unusual gift shops, a nursery, a new age store and even an old school lolly shop. However, the one place you cannot allow yourself to walk past when visiting this cute little town is the famous Miss Marples Tea Room.

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