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Eastern Dandenong Ranges Visitor Information Centre

04 98 579 683

Eastern Dandenong Ranges Visitor Information provides brochures and information on events, attractions, accommodation, restaurants and cafes, retail and businesses in the Eastern Dandenong Ranges.

Located in the Northern Hills of Cardinia and the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges region, the Eastern Dandenong Ranges is a family destination offering a range of attractions and activities including walking and cycling tracks, gardens, open spaces and picnic grounds, home of Puffing Billy & Thomas, trout fishing, panoramic vistas, wineries and abundant flora and wildlife.

The Visitor Centre is located at Puffing Billy Emerald Railway Station. Visitor information is also available at the Emerald Museum located in Emerald Lake Park on Wednesdays and Sundays, as well as the Emerald Community House, 356 Belgrave-Gembrook Road, Emerald, during week days.

Emerald is a one hour drive from Melbourne in the beautiful Dandenong Ranges. The Hills townships of Belgrave, Menzies Creek, Selby, Kallista, Monbulk, Emerald, Upper Beaconsfield, Cockatoo, Gembrook, Macclesfield, Mt Burnett and Yellingbo make the perfect base to stay when visiting family and friends.

Other nearby family attractions including Healesville Sanctuary, Phillip Island, Warburton and Mount Donna Buang.

Content: Eastern Dandenong Ranges Association Inc.

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  • Car park
  • Picnic area
  • Public toilet
Opening hours:
  • Daily
    11:00am - 3:30pm
  • Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation

  • Suitable for guests with sufficient mobility to climb two or three steps, but would benefit from fixtures and fittings to aid balance