Forest in the Yarra Ranges

Mount Dandenong Arboretum

Address: Ridge Rd, Mount Dandenong, Victoria 3767

Freecall:  131 963  

Email: info@parks.vic.gov.au
Web: 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 go
Conditions 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.

Content: Parks Victoria

Local directions

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).

Facilities

  • Car park

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