Explore The Region

Take an adventure in the Dandenong Ranges and check out these fantastic attractions!

Puffing Billy Railway

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Puffing Billy Railway is a heritage attraction in the Dandenong Ranges, ride along the steam train that has been operating since the early 1900's!

"Visitors can enjoy travelling on board Puffing Billy as a stand-alone experience with the excitement beginning at Belgrave Station, or start the adventure from Lakeside Station, riding over the rolling hills, across iconic timber trestle bridges and through the open farmlands that surround Gembrook Station. With lush fern gullies brushing past the open side carriages and Mountain Ash trees towering overhead, Puffing Billy Railway makes for a wonderful opportunity to relax and breathe in the fresh air whilst the train makes its way through the temperate rainforest." Puffing Billy 

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Warratina Lavender Farm

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Warratina Lavender Farm is 10 acres of gorgeous flowers nestled in the heart of the Yarra Valley. They provide amazing celebration events as well as just fantastic photo opportunities!

"Back in 1991, Annemarie planted out a small plot of lavender on land which had once been a cherry orchard. It began as a hobby, but soon people began coming up the driveway, asking what time we were open til – they wanted to come and see the lavender growing.

The lavender grown on the farm is harvested annually between Nov-Jan, early morning, by hand, using a traditional sickle. The harvested bunches are then taken to the Drying Shed where they are hung to dry before being stripped on a machine. The stripped lavender is sifted three times to remove any unwanted leaves, sticks and dust. Our dried lavender is used in cooking, as decoration, and in household and beauty products." Warratina Lavender Farm

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