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.


Belgrave signpost, Dandenong Ranges
Take a journey on a steam train from Belgrave or visit the eateries, gift shops and the historic Cameo Cinema, all set against a forest backdrop.


Cockatoo, Visit Dandenong Ranges
Cockatoo, originally named Cockatoo Creek, was first settled in the 1870s by gold prospectors and timber merchants.


Emerald Lake is a stunning little village that is brimming with country charm and wonderful hospitality.


Gembrook, Visit Dandenong Ranges
Tucked in to the foothills of the Dandenong Ranges, just one hour's drive from Melbourne, you will find Gembrook


Kallista is a small and pretty village located in the mountain forests of the Dandenong Ranges.


Lilydale a the gateway to both the Dandenong Ranges and the Yarra Valley

Mangana Olinda

Mangana Gift Emporium
Mangana is a treasure filled, eclectic mix of arts & crafts which evokes a sense of craftsmanship and quality.

Menzies Creek

Menzies Creek, Visit Dandenong Ranges
Menzies Creek is a rural township in the Dandenong Ranges and 5km east of Belgrave. It lies within the Menzies Creek Valley and is one of the most scenic valleys with steeply sloping land with lush pasture, tall Mountain Ash trees and native vegetation.


Monbulk is a scenic suburb of Melbourne, heading towards the Dandenong Ranges.


Montrose is a thriving township situated at the start of the Mount Dandenong Tourist Road.

Mount Dandenong

The village of Mount Dandenong is a popular destinations for day-trippers, offering a cosy café culture, specialty shops and beautiful accommodation.

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!


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.