Yarra Ranges National Park, Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges, Victoria, Australia
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Nature & wildlife

Hide away in spellbinding fern glades and forests, amid rugged bushland and perfect blooms, and encounter iconic Australian animals in the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges.

Towering trees and breathtaking views
Venture into the national and state parks to behold the signature towering mountain ash and dripping tree ferns, dramatic waterfalls and serene lakes.

Stop at scenic lookouts for views of farmland and vines, and the evocative forests. Celebrate the proximity of the snow-covered Lake Mountain to Melbourne.

Postcard-perfect gardens
Swap the bush for manicured nature in both public and private gardens. Witness the riot of colour as thousands of native and rare buds herald spring around the region.

Wild about wildlife
Be captivated by the mimicry of a Lyrebird or the waddle of a wombat as you make your way through swathes of unspoilt forest; a haven for native birds and animals.

Get up close to a menagerie of native creatures in walk-through exhibits and 'meet the keeper' sessions at the famous Healesville Sanctuary. Watch as sick and orphaned animals receive care at the Healesville Animal Hospital.

Yarra Ranges National Park, Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges, Victoria, Australia

National parks and reserves

Gain perspective in the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges' national and state parks, with their spellbinding fern glades and majestic trees.

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Tesselaars Tulip Farm, Silvan, Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges, Victoria, Australia

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.

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Tarrawarra Estate, Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges, Victoria, Australia

Scenic attractions in the Yarra Valley

Float high above the Yarra Valley in a hot air balloon for unprecedented views of rolling hills strung with vines, lush greenery and pastures.

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Wildlife and zoos

Wildlife and zoos

Encounter curious Australian animals in regional national parks, or get up close to your favourite creatures at the famous Healesville Sanctuary.

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Alfred Nicholas Gardens, Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges, Victoria, Australia

Parks and gardens

Witness seasonal explosions of colour as flowers bloom throughout the magnificent parks and gardens of the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges.

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Steavenson Falls,  Marysville, Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges, Victoria, Australia

Scenic attractions in the Yarra Ranges

Travel the awe-inspiring Black Spur to see diverse, breath-taking scenic attractions ranging from snowgum woodlands to rainforest in the Yarra Ranges.

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