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.

Tecoma

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.

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 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 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

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.

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