Tesselaars Tulip Farm, Silvan, Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges, Victoria, Australia
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Scenic attractions in the Dandenong Ranges

You'd be excused for thinking every part of the photogenic Dandenong Ranges is a scenic attraction, but make a beeline for some real standouts to overwhelm the senses.

Blooming gardens
The magnificent gardens of the Ranges are at their best in spring when the flowers burst into bloom. Smell the rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias and daffodils in the National Rhododendron Gardens, or the sea of tulips at Tesselaar Tulip Farm.

Watch the colours turn in the Alfred Nicholas Gardens, and find the clay sculptures hiding in the tranquil William Ricketts Sanctuary.

Dandenong Ranges National Park
Marvel at the forests of mountain ash and the plunging fern gullies. Listen out for the intriguing and elusive lyrebird as you walk through the beautiful woodlands to the thundering Sherbrooke Falls.

Panoramic views
Drive the 30-kilometre Mount Dandenong Tourist Road. Stop at the lookout at Kalorama for a view of the Warburton Ranges and Silvan Reservoir, or head off Ridge Road to the Mount Dandenong Observatory for stunning views of the city, particularly at night.

Tesselaar Tulip Festival

Tesselaar Tulip Festival

11 Sep - 7 Oct 2014

The annual Tessellar Tulip Festival celebrates spring in the Dandenongs with a month of family and music events, and a blooming showcase of flowers.

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