The scenic Dandenong Ranges, with their deep, fern-covered valleys and magnificent eucalyptus forests, boast some of Australia's most beautiful scenery. From the pier, traverse a variety of garden suburbs as you ascend the surrounding hills. Journey through the suburb of Ferntree Gully to the quaint township of Belgrave. Here you will board the Puffing Billy steam train. Relax and enjoy the picturesque scenery as this vintage narrow-gauge steam train crosses the spectacular wooden trestle bridge and puffs its way through the forested and rural farmlands. Re-board your coach at Menzies Creek Station and ahead lies Sherbrooke Forest, home to some of the world's tallest hardwood species. Keep watch for unique Australian birdlife such as rosellas, kookaburras and lyrebirds. Two of the most impressive and colorful bird species are the crimson rosella and king parrot. Back aboard the coach, relax and enjoy the scenery as you make your way back to the city pausing at the Mt Dandenong Observatory (weather permitting), which boasts expansive views of lush scenery from its 1,800-foot elevation.
MANGOCHO Y FRANCISKA
SKYHIGH BISTRO 26 OBSERVATORY ROAD MOUNT DANDENONG, VICTORIA