In the south of Australia, Victoria is one of the cooler states of the country. But head to the Dandenong Ranges, and you’ll find yourself roaming in lush, verdant rainforests. A mere one-hour drive from the centre of Melbourne, wave goodbye to the city skyscrapers and embrace the quiet and greenery of the Dandenong Ranges.
Ramble through picture-perfect mountainside villages, discover frothing waterfalls, and gawk from stunning viewpoints.
Why not embrace your inner child and hop on the Puffing Billy Steam Train? You’ll feel like a kid again as you ‘choo choo’ through the leafy temperate rainforest and picturesque farmlands on the antique train which first operated in the early 1900s.
Or, rent out a paddle boat and chop across the gleaming waters of Emerald Lake Park.