Private tour

From Melbourne: Dandenong Ranges Private Tour with Lunch

4.9 / 5

13 reviews

Activity provider: Awaken Tours

From Melbourne: Dandenong Ranges Private Tour with Lunch

Activity provider: Awaken Tours

From US$ 223.99 per group up to 1

Experience nature and go for a relaxing tour in the Dandenong Ranges. Trek through a majestic eucalyptus and fern tree forest and learn about Aboriginal culture, the history and spot the wildlife.

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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Customers can be picked up from their place of accommodation, if it's within the city centre. Please get in touch with the tour guide to provide details of the place of stay.
Private group


  • Get out of the city and have a relaxing day in the beautiful Dandenong Ranges
  • Take a leisurely walk through the majestic eucalyptus and fern tree forest
  • Visit a cosy restaurant for lunch
  • Explore the gorgeous Alfred Nicholas Gardens
  • This private tour is customisable on the day
Full description
You will begin your tour at 10 AM and then travel 45 minutes outside the city into the lush Australian forest. Along the way, spot several quaint villages and lovely gardens, and watch as the city dissolves into thick foliage. Upon arriving at the Dandenong Range, Get off the beaten track on a relaxing walk through a majestic eucalyptus and fern tree forest. Soak in the sights and sounds of nature under the shade of this lush forest canopy.  After a fresh walk in the forest, pause to have lunch at a cozy nearby restaurant. Afterwards, your tour will continue with a walk in the beautiful and popular cool climate garden, Alfred Nicholas Gardens, which is the most photographed place on the mountains. Finally, drive down the mountains back to the city, where you will arrive at 4:30 PM.
  • Pick up from accommodation, if the place is in the central city area.
  • Food and drinks
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles

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  • All dietary requirements are catered for
Customer reviews

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4.9 /5

based on 13 reviews

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It was a fantastic tour. The William Ricket Sanctuary is amazing, would love to go again. Our walk in the cool tempered rainforest was refreshing and we saw some huge trees. Jay our guide was very knowledgeable and we were able to understand the story behind the sanctuary very well!

March 3, 2020

I was one of two travellers on this trip. Jay was able to tailor to our needs and requests which resulted in an excellent personalised tour. William Ricketts Sanctuary was a fabulous experience and Jay's knowledge was excellent. The time spent there is really up to the travellers and we spent an amazing 3 hours because there was so much to learn and absorb. I highly recommend a visit to this amazing place. The sculptures are excellent and tell a fascinating story. We also had a fabulous lunch!

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November 22, 2019


everything was perfect. a fresh walking in dandenong ranges, wholesome lunch and very touching william ricketts sanctuary. plus Jay, tour guide, was very kind and knowledgeable for our tour.

January 18, 2020

Product ID: 191390