Holidays in SkyHigh Mount Dandenong

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Watch the sun set over Melbourne’s skyline and Port Phillip Bay from this mountain-top location in one of Victoria’s most-visited native forests.

Drive to the upper reaches of the Dandenong Ranges for a SkyHigh adventure, or just a relaxing forest walk followed by a picnic or barbecue lunch, or dinner with a view.

Let the kids find their way out of the hedge maze, collecting stamps in a special passport along the way to earn themselves a prize. The maze is full of sculptures and optical illusions, making it fun for adults too.

Stroll through the English Garden, a peaceful green haven set between the tall Australian blackwoods and eucalypts of the Dandenong Ranges.The garden’s flowers, banksia trees and azalea shrubs attract all sorts of colorful birds and insects.

Cross the bridge spanning the pebbly creek and follow the winding paths to the Australiana Tree, sculpted by the artist Leigh (Roy) Conkie. See if the kids can find Percy Possum's House, but be quiet because this adventurous possum of the famous children’s books may still be fast asleep. For a great photo opportunity, get the whole family to sit on the Giant’s Chair.

A short forest loop from the SkyHigh grounds takes you down into the Dandenong Ranges. Avid walkers can tackle the 4-hour return Burkes Lookout Trail to the Kyeema monument, the site of a 1938 plane crash.

Use the park’s barbecue area or order a meal in the bistro while the kids run around the Spinning World Fountain. The bistro’s open fire makes for a welcoming gathering place in winter. Use the binoculars out front to spot the landmarks of Melbourne and bobbing boats in Port Phillip Bay.

Dining in the SkyHigh restaurant with a view of the setting sun and the twinkling city lights is as good as it gets during a romantic night out. Otherwise, come on Sunday around noon for a roast meal or later in the day for “Afternoon Tea” with light sandwiches, sweet and savory treats.

SkyHigh Mount Dandenong is open year-round. The restaurant and bistro have limited opening hours, so check the website before your visit. It takes about an hour to drive here from the heart of Melbourne. There is a gate fee to enter the car park on the top.

394 Cheap Hotels Near SkyHigh Mount Dandenong

Arnica Views
Arnica Views
4.5 out of 5
10 Observatory Road, Mount Dandenong, VIC
The price is AU$312 per night from 27 Oct. to 27 Oct.
Located in Mount Dandenong, this luxury cottage is steps away from Dandenong Ranges and Dandenongs. SkyHigh Mount Dandenong and Singleton Reserve are also within ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (169 reviews)
"Had a lovely spacious area with everything we needed. Lots of little things were done to create a relaxing atmosphere such as bird seeds on the window sill to attract rosellas when we arrived"

Reviewed on 9 Dec. 2020

Arnica Views
Observatory Cottages
Observatory Cottages
3.5 out of 5
8 Observatory Road, Mount Dandenong, VIC
The price is AU$364 per night from 10 Nov. to 10 Nov.
Located in Mount Dandenong, this cottage is steps away from Dandenong Ranges and Dandenongs. Dandenong Ranges National Park and SkyHigh Mount Dandenong are also ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (20 reviews)
"Beautiful unit, everything well thought of, including breakfast ingredients, great fireplace, 2-people jacuuzi, comfy bed, candles, nice backyard, parking at the door, easy signage and instructions. The only content was the few spider corpses we found on the floor (but hey, no live ones)."

Reviewed on 15 May 2021

Observatory Cottages
Unbeatable views of Melbourne from a gorgeous, romantic, stone cottage.
Unbeatable views of Melbourne from a gorgeous, romantic, stone cottage.
13 Observatory Rd, Melbourne, VIC
The price is AU$324 per night from 17 Oct. to 17 Oct.
This family-friendly Melbourne holiday home is located in the mountains, just steps away from Dandenong Ranges and Dandenongs. SkyHigh Mount Dandenong and Singleton ...
Unbeatable views of Melbourne from a gorgeous, romantic, stone cottage.
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Tudor Cottages Mt Dandenong
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4 out of 5
Mt Dandenong Tourist Road, Mount Dandenong, VIC
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8 Observatory Road, Mount Dandenong, VIC
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Unbeatable views of Melbourne from a gorgeous, romantic, stone cottage.
Unbeatable views of Melbourne from a gorgeous, romantic, stone cottage.
13 Observatory Rd, Melbourne, VIC
The price is AU$324 per night from 17 Oct. to 17 Oct.
Unbeatable views of Melbourne from a gorgeous, romantic, stone cottage.
Arnica Views
Arnica Views
4.5 out of 5
10 Observatory Road, Mount Dandenong, VIC
The price is AU$312 per night from 27 Oct. to 27 Oct.
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Mountain Lodge
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Linden Gardens Rainforest Retreat
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1383 Mount Dandenong Tourist Road, Mount Dandenong, VIC
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Gatehouse Cottage at Merrow Cottages - Mt Dandenong
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Forest Edge Cottage at Merrow Cottages
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Mountain Villa in Dandenong Ranges
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