Established communities of artists are dotted throughout the hills and back roads of the Dandenong Ranges. Some open their doors to private spaces over the Dandenong Ranges Open Studios weekend, others work from more permanent spaces for the public to visit. If it's performance you're after then there are venues that host musicians and theatre from all over the world. Immerse yourself in the beauty of virtuoso music, arts and culture with a stunning natural back drop. Experience performances, music and more at selected theatres and arts centres in the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges through the Culture Tracks program.

Burrinja Cultural Centre

Set in the foothills of the Dandenong Ranges, Burrinja is a vibrant community cultural centre that encompasses multiple gallery spaces, a 400 seat theatre, live music, arts activities and events, artist studios, gardens, workshops and a café.

Cameo Cinema

Cameo Cinema, Belgrave
Cameo Cinemas is an independent cinema offering a mix of mainstream, blockbuster and quality art-house movies for discerning audiences.

Emerald FunFest

The Emerald Funfest is so full of entertainment, great food, rides and attractions that you won’t know where to head next. Spend the day wandering around Emerald, eating, laughing and having a great time with the family.

Kabloom Festival (Tesselaar)

See fabulous fields of colourful flowers at the Tesselaar Flower Farm. There is a visual spectacular amid the glory of nature with circus performers adding tot he colour. Plus delicious foods, market stalls and more.

Montrose Town Centre

Nestled amongst picturesque gardens at the foot of the Dandenong Ranges, Montrose Town Centre offers a fantastic program of arts events and workshops

Mooroolbark Community Centre

Mooroolbark Community Centre is dedicated to bringing people together through a range of arts and cultural activities, including visual and performing arts events, workshops and exhibitions.

Olinda Heritage Walk

The Mt Dandenong & District Historical Society have developed the Olinda Heritage Walk to provide a lasting record of the beginnings and development of the Olinda Township.

Puffing Billy Railway

Puffing Billy is Australia’s favourite steam train and is one of the finest preserved steam railways in the world.

Retrospective - Empire by Rone - Burnham Beeches

rone, empire, lounge, Burnham Beeches
Set amongst the decaying glory of art deco mansion, Burnham Beeches in Victoria’s stunning Yarra Ranges, Empire is Australia’s internationally renowned artist Rone’s most ambitious takeover yet. It is a multi-sensory experience — part exhibition, part installation, part Virtual Reality and Augmente

Sherbrooke Art Society

Sherbrooke Art Society was founded in 1966, and is located in Belgrave. The Art Gallery has a constantly changing display of around 200 works for sale. The Society, also runs workshops and classes.

Tall Trees Studio

Tall Trees Studio specialises in handcrafted jewellery featuring one-of-a-kind gems set in fresh, simple and vibrant designs. The Studio is also the home to a number of local artists, showcasing a carefully curated collection of their work.

Tesselaar Tulip Festival

The Tesselaar Tulip Festival began in 1954 and has since grown to become one of Victoria’s most iconic tourist attractions, showcasing the breathtaking beauty of over one million spring flowers in bloom.

The Basin Backyard

The Basin Backyard are beekeepers with 250 hives located around Victoria selling their own Pure Raw honey

Upwey Belgrave RSL and Museum

The Running Rabbits Military Museum is located at the Upwey-Belgrave RSL and has been named in recognition of Kokoda Campaign. Light Refreshments are available from the RSL Bistro/Bar, Poppies.

Wandin Blacksmithing Group

Every Sunday there are between 6 to 12 blacksmiths working at the forge. The forge itself is the largest in Victoria with six permanent forges and six portable forges.

William Ricketts Sanctuary

Hidden away in a dense inlet along the winding Mt Dandenong Tourist Road is the internationally renowned William Ricketts Sanctuary. The sanctuary is not only one the Dandenong’s more iconic experiences, but one of the most inspiring and tranquil places on the mountain.