The Dandenong Ranges are a beautiful area at the border of Melbourne city.
These mountain ranges offer incredible views of the city of Melbourne.
There is a steam train (Puffing Billy) that meanders through the breathtaking landscape.
Surrounding villages have much to offer in markets, galleries, boutiques, and beautiful gardens.
The Dandendongs have become known as a great destination for city people needing some fresh air and a luxurious hideaway.
It is conveniently close to the city of Melbourne to make it an easy “escape”.
There are so many stunning cottages, B&Bs;, and resorts that it is hard to narrow it down to just the tree we list here.
Dandenong Ranges Accommodation Option #1: Observatory Cottages
The Observatory Cottages are located on the summit of Mount Dandendong. They are surrounded by gorgeous gardens with an outstanding view. Even though they are on a mountaintop, they are still conveniently located near Mount Dandendong village, the steam train, parks, restaurants, and wineries.
All four cottages are secluded and sleep two adults. However, cots are available if you have children. Amenities and features include washer/dryer, AC, CD, DVD, TV, linens, BBQ, open fireplace, fully equipped kitchen, spa bath, breakfast provisions, in-house movies, and you can even get a 1-hour in-house massage for extra.
To find out more about what the Observatory Cottages have to offer, check out their website.
Dandenong Ranges Accommodation Option #2: Whistle Stopover Bed & Breakfast
The Whistle Stopover Bed & Breakfast is located right alongside the steam train track and surrounded by forest. They offer two types of accommodation, either a 3-bedroom cottage or a luxurious spa suite.
The cottage has a lounge area with TV, VCR, CD, DVD, board games, toys, movies, and CDs. It also has a fully equipped kitchen, a 2-person sunken spa, veranda, BBQ area, and a pool available to all guests.
The spa suite is exclusively for couples with its own private entrance. This room also has a double spa. There are laundry facilities located in the premises and pets are welcome. Of course, a scrumptious breakfast is also available each morning. You will definitely want to take a look at their website.
Dandenong Ranges Accommodation Option #3: Life Style Apartments
The Lifestyle Apartments in Ferntree Gully are a little more centrally located and easily accessible to lots of shopping and dining options. They offer both one and two bedroom apartments. Each apartment has a fully equipped kitchen, washer/dryer, linens, and towels, cordless phone with voicemail, TV, VCR, internet access, private balcony, AC, and breakfast provided. If youre there on business, you would also have access to fax and photocopying services. To get more information on this accommodation choice, check out their website.
The Dandendongs are an ideal retreat for nature lovers.
My family and I come here often in the weekend to “get away from it all”.
Plants, animals, flowers, birds, treesthere is no end of natural wonders to observe.
Train lovers will enjoy viewing all this beauty from Puffing Billy, Australias oldest steam railway.
Consider the Dandendong Ranges for your next vacation, it is well worth it.