Places to Visit in Dandenong Ranges
Less than an hours drive from Melbourne are the beautiful Dandenong Ranges – just begging to be explored. Drive up scenic winding roads to quaint hilltop villages where you’ll indulge in quality local food and explore craft stores and artist studios. Take some time to walk through lush, renowned gardens and trails amongst the mountain ash forests. Ride on Puffing Billy – Australia’s favourite steam train and one of the finest preserved steam railways in the world – this is a highlight for many international visitors.
Take a Ride with Puffing Billy
The age of steam was arguably the most romantic of all the periods of modern transport history, with incredible feats of locomotive engineering conveying passengers up and down the country in billowing clouds of vapour. These days are gone across most of Australia, but not in the Dandenong Ranges. This is where you will find Puffing Billy – one of the most unique of all Victoria’s attractions.
Ride the Puffing Billy steam train on one of the best-preserved railways of its type found anywhere in the world, and experience a whole new side to Victoria in the process.