Belgrave

Melbourne
Sherbrooke Forest

Ride through the rolling Dandenong Ranges on one of Australia’s oldest operating steam trains and explore the native wilderness that surrounds this town.

Tucked into rolling hills and native forests, Belgrave is a major town in the picturesque Dandenong Ranges. The historic town is home to a collection of charming cottages and heritage attractions that date back to its settlement in the middle of the 19th century. Walk, drive or ride a quaint locomotive through the surrounding temperate rainforest and get to know some of the region’s magnificent flora and fauna.

Stroll down Main Street to discover some of Belgrave’s local treasures. You’ll find a selection of cafés serving regional and organic produce, as well as galleries, antiques stores and craft shops. Catch a new release at the Cameo Cinema, which dates back to the 1930s and has an open-air cinema at the rear. Take a seat on a bench at Belgrave Town Park to see a view over the town.

Make your way to Belgrave’s Puffing Billy Railway station to find the terminus of the historic locomotive. Puffing Billy is a heritage narrow-gauge stream train that weaves through the cool rainforests of the Dandenong Ranges and lush pastoral land to Gembrook, 24 kilometres (15 miles) away. Disembark at one of the townships, including Menzies Creek, Lakeside or Emerald, located along the railway line. You can also simply enjoy the scenic trip from the dining carriage. Spot the train chugging over a historic wooden trestle bridge from a viewing area in Belgrave’s eastern limits.

Make the most of Belgrave’s pretty parklands by bringing your walking shoes and a picnic to Belgrave Lake Park or Birdsland Reserve. Both waterways are fed by Monbulk Creek and support a stunning array of birdlife. Encounter a stunning collection of indigenous flora at the Baluk Willam Nature Conservation Reserve.

Reach Belgrave by train or car from Melbourne, which is 35 kilometres (22 miles) away. Belgrave’s main train station is situated nearby the Puffing Billy Railway station. The town’s large selection of accommodation options makes it a great place to base your adventures in the nearby Dandenong Ranges National Park, an awe-inspiring wilderness reserve amid the hills.


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Yarra Valley Lodge
Yarra Valley Lodge
4.5 out of 5
Heritage Avenue, Chirnside Park, VIC
The price is AU$199 per night from 17 Jan. to 18 Jan.
Located in Chirnside Park, this luxury hotel is 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from Warrandyte State Park and 2 mi (3.3 km) from Neil Douglas Natural Features Reserve. Hochkins ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (976 reviews)
"Enjoyed our stay."

Reviewed on 7 Jan. 2022

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Stones Throw Cottage Bed & Breakfast
Stones Throw Cottage Bed & Breakfast
3 out of 5
11 Wattle Ave, Belgrave, VIC
The price is AU$230 per night from 2 Feb. to 3 Feb.
Located in Belgrave, this bed & breakfast is within a 15-minute walk of Dandenong Ranges National Park and Puffing Billy Steam Train. Sherbrooke Forest and 1000 ...
5/5 Exceptional! (7 reviews)
"The hosts have equipped this cozy cottage thoughtfully, making it a very comfortable and delightful place to stay."

Reviewed on 7 Jan. 2021

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Belgrave Bed and Breakfast
Belgrave Bed and Breakfast
3.5 out of 5
11 Monbulk Road, Belgrave, VIC
Located in Belgrave, this bed & breakfast is within 2 miles (3 km) of Dandenong Ranges, Dandenong Ranges National Park and Sherbrooke Forest. Belgrave G186 Bushland ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (53 reviews)
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"Lovely setting in The Dandenongs.Convenient to the Belgrave shopping strip. Easy drive to all towns and attractions in the area."

Reviewed on 14 Apr. 2021

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Steep Creek Retreat
Steep Creek Retreat
3.5 out of 5
8 Creek Rd, Belgrave, VIC
Located in Belgrave, this holiday home is within 1 mi (2 km) of Dandenong Ranges National Park and Puffing Billy Steam Train. Sherbrooke Forest and 1000 Steps ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (7 reviews)
"Amazing property in the Belgrave area! Communication was superb. Nicely upgraded interior. Wonderful to have a coffee in the morning on the deck and watch the kookaburras and cockatoos, among others. Everything comfortable and cozy ! Would return ! Lovely 😊"

Reviewed on 27 Feb. 2020

Steep Creek Retreat
Tranquil hideaway in the rainforest
Tranquil hideaway in the rainforest
8 Creek Rd, Melbourne, VIC
This family-friendly Melbourne holiday home is located in the mountains, within a 10-minute walk of Dandenong Ranges and Dandenongs. Dandenong Ranges National ...
5/5 Exceptional! (4 reviews)
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"This property checked all the boxes. The location, the view, the birds, the coffee machine, the added comforts of which there are too many to list - the provision of pantry staples, bathroom accessories, firewood and bbq were appreciated and made our holiday relaxing. The tones and colours throughout ..."

Reviewed on 23 Apr. 2021

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PARKROYAL Monash Melbourne
PARKROYAL Monash Melbourne
4 out of 5
872 Blackburn Road, Clayton, VIC
The price is AU$210 per night from 6 Feb. to 7 Feb.
Located in Clayton, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of M-City Monash and Monash University. Springvale Homemaker Centre and Australian Synchrotron are ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (37 reviews)
"Great rooms, nice and convenient area."

Reviewed on 11 Jan. 2022

PARKROYAL Monash Melbourne
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