Great Dividing Range

The Dandenong Ranges (or just ‘the Dandenongs’) are a range of mountains located 35km (22miles) east of the Melbourne city centre.

Since the 1870’s they’ve been a popular destination for daytrippers looking to escape the concrete jungle.

373 million years ago it was an active volcano, now it’s home to scenic walks, lookouts, picnic areas and Puffing Billy – a heritage-listed steam railway.

The public transport options available to travel to the ranges can get complicated; you’ll need to change between trains and buses. The easiest way is to hire a car and travel there yourself.