Driving up into the hills on a cruisy Sunday drive is one way of escaping the City and nothing could be more perfect than a stop off to SkyHigh Mt. Dandenong.
You'll be greeted at the car park entrance with a $6.00 entrance fee which covers car parking. Car spaces are plentiful here - they need to be as it gets packed.
It's here where everything looks promising and alive. Enchanting sums up these beautiful gardens that you're free to explore at will.
Cloudehill Nursery & Gardens are located in Olinda, Mount Dandenong. The roads through Mount Dandenong are highly scenic - beautiful tall trees and ferns cover most of the forest while being dotted with cafes, restaurants, bed & breakfasts and quaint little villages.
Head out of town and visit one of Victoria's most iconic destinations - Puffing Billy. This charming ride starts at Belgrave and winds its way to Gembrook through forests of towering mountain ash gum trees and giant tree ferns.
As well as daily services, Puffing Billy holds regular theme trips such as the Dinner Special, The Great Train Race, Santa Special and a Day out with Thomas (for which we visited with Friends on a clear blue sky day!).