The small communities of the Dandenong Ranges are regular hosts to a range of farmers and craft markets that happen every weekend. Amble your way from stall to stall and buy some local produce. Nearby, you will always find a great selection of shops stocking everything from tea to marionettes, craft to candles, antiques, glassware, pottery and linens. You might just find yourself in a fabulous deli or food store where you can select some delicious items for a picnic in one of the nearby parks or gardens.

Mount Evelyn

Located less than an hour from Melbourne and right in the heart of the Yarra Valley and the Dandenongs, the village of Mount Evelyn is a hidden gem which has much to offer visitors including stunning views of mountains and valleys.


From cooking spices to homewares, hand-crafted jewellery, fashion and old fashioned sweets – you can spend hours browsing Olinda’s stores and boutiques for treasures.

Olinda Cellars

Olinda Cellars Wine Store in  Melbourne's Dandenong Ranges
Stockists of rare & local wine, beer & Spirits, you’ll be amazed at what we have inside!

Olinda Tea House

The tea house is a place born from love. A place where people could come and enjoy nature and bond with their friends and loved ones over a meal or just a cuppa. A place where people can enjoy, bask in the surroundings and leave the city hustle.

Round Bird Can't Fly

Round Bird Can't Fly produces refined yet simple dishes with pure, bold flavours showcasing seasonal produce at its finest.


The village of Sassafras, just over an hour's drive from Melbourne, is a popular destination for day-trippers. Offering a cosy cafe culture, amazing scenery and beautiful national parks, there is sure to be something to please.


Selby, Visit Dandenong Ranges
The township of Selby was developed in conjunction with Menzies Creek after the narrow-gauge railway was built from Upper Ferntree Gully to Gembrook in 1904.


Silvan is home to some of the best quality fruits in Australia as well as the Tesselaar Tulip Festival.

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.

Tea Leaves

Discover an aromatic heaven unlike any other. Step through the red door of Tea Leaves, Sassafras, and come to rest in another world filled with over 300 different types of tea.


Tecoma, Visit Dandenong Ranges
Tecoma is a small suburb, nestled between Belgrave and Upwey, in the foothills of the Dandenong Ranges. It adjoins Sherbrooke Forest and was named after the shrub ‘Tecoma’ that grew in the area.

Tesselaar - Farm Gate Nursery

The Tesselaar farm gate nursery is open daily. The shop is filled with a fantastic range of seasonal plants and bulbs, practical garden gear, and a gorgeous range of gift ware. Set amid historical gardens with something to see year round.

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

The Basin, Visit Dandenong Ranges
The charming village of The Basin is nestled in the foothills of the Dandenong Ranges, just 31km east of Melbourne CBD.

The Basin Backyard

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

The Deli Platter

At The Deli Platter, it’s all about the food. Delicious, fresh and unique homemade food to eat in or enjoy at home. We understand different dietary preferences and food intolerances. We offer a full range of sweet and savoury, gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian, vegan and paleo options.

The Diggers Club

The Diggers Club works to preserve the best plants and garden traditions to help Australian's become better gardeners.

The General Food Store

Fresh pastry, visit dandenong ranges, locally sourced, great coffee
A bustling hang out, locals & visitors love The General Food Store! Known for its seasonally changing dishes, quality coffee, housemade cakes & service with a big smile! Dietary friendly menu & a providore featuring housemade and local produce. Dine-in & takeaway Mon–Sat 7.30am–4pm, & Sun 8am–4pm.

Upper Ferntree Gully

Upper Ferntree Gully, Visit Dandenong Ranges
Upper Ferntree Gully, in the foothills of the Dandenong Ranges, was a farming area in the early 1930’s and popular spot for holiday-makers staying overnight in boarding houses and cottages.


Upwey, Visit Dandenong Ranges
Upwey is a thriving community of over 6,800 residents. The Main Street boasts a wide variety of shops and services, with a traditional community village atmosphere, just 32km east of Melbourne.