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Official site for Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Address: Ridge Rd, Mount Dandenong, Victoria 3767
Freecall: 131 963
Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgWeb: parkweb.vic.gov.au/explore/parks/dandenong-ranges-national-park/things-to-do/mt-dandenong-arboretum
The Mount Dandenong Arboretum extends over 16 hectares and contains a collection of maturing deciduous trees and conifers from around the world. 'Arboretum' is a Latin word meaning a place for trees and an Arboretum can simply be called a 'tree museum'.Things to do- Enjoy a relaxing sensory experience of walking under mature tree canopies, scrunching on aromatic pine needles and looking upward through branches to the sky.- Picnic in the meadow with views to the Great Dividing Range framed by tall trees.- Walk up to Mount Dandenong Observatory for the spectacular view east across the city of Melbourne or walk along one of the many tracks in the Dandenong Ranges National Park trail network.Before you goConditions can change in parks for many reasons. For the latest information on changes to local conditions, please visit the relevant park page on the Parks Victoria website.Be bushfire ready in the great outdoors. Refer to the Bushfire Safety section on the Parks Victoria website for tips on how to stay safe.
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Access to the Mount Dandenong Arboretum is from the car park on Ridge Road, Mount Dandenong. There is pedestrian access but no vehicular access from Mount Dandenong Tourist Road (Melway ref: 52 G12).
Arboretum open daily 10:00am
HeritageMount Dandenong Arboretum was established in 1928 when the State Government set aside a site on Ridge Road, Mount Dandenong to be planted with conifers and deciduous trees. The original intent for the site was to create an arboretum of national significance. The Mount Dandenong Arboretum is of considerable interest in the context of the history of arboreta establishment in Australia. The arboretum attracted much attention during its establishment and was supported by the government, local community and the horticultural community in Australia that donated most of the plant material for the tree collection.
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