Dandenong Ranges: Extraordinary Local Events

The Dandenong Ranges are home to a variety of events, attractions, and latest happenings in the hills each month.
Hit a farmer’s market for fresh produce and local fare, take a ride on Australia’s oldest steam railway, or sip some wine and enjoy lunch at the Tarra Warra Estate in the Yarra Valley. With so much to see and do, you can customize your Dandenongs holiday itinerary to suit your interests!

Book your stay with Adeline Bed & Breakfast accommodation, and escape the ordinary. Here a list of what’s currently on in the Dandenongs:

Kallista Community Market
Village Green Church St Kallista Mel way 75 k3
First Saturday of the month 9am to pm
An outdoor market with a variety of crafts, fresh produce and take away foods

Montrose Community Market
Mt Dandenong tourist Rd Montrose Mel way 52 C7
3rd Saturday of the month 9am to 1.30pm
Montrose market offers a Variety of crafts and fresh produce, plants and clothing for sale

Upwey Grass Roots Community Market
See www. grassrootsmarket.com.au
for dates Main St Upwey Melways 75 A9
Crafts, fresh produce and quality stalls and items  on offer

Lilydale Farmers Produce Market
First Sunday of the month 8am to 1pm
Bell bird Park Swansea Rd Lilydale Melway 38G8
Locally grown produce, with over 50 stalls with a variety of fresh foods

The Gully Market
Every Saturday and Sunday 9.30am to 4.30pm
Upper Ferntree Gully Railway Station Melway 74F6

Mont De Lancey Market
2nd Sunday of the month 9am to 1pm Mel way 121 B2
A true country market in a heritage setting.

Emerald Craft &Produce Market
3rd Sunday of the month 9am to 3pm
Crnr of Kilvington Drive &Main St Emerald Melway 127 F4
High quality, home made , vintage goods , home grown produce.

Gembrook Market
Last Sunday of the month 9am to 3pm
Gembrook railway station Mel way 312K
Over 90 stalls promoting sustainable living, artisans and crafts people, who have created unique items to buy

Sky High Mount Dandenong
26 Observatory Rd
Mount Dandenong
039751 0937
Buffet lunch at Mist Olinda on Christmas day.
Not wanting to do the turkey ham and all the drama of cooking Christmas lunch? Why not book a festive buffet lunch at Mist Olinda, located in the spectacular Rhododendron Gardens.The all inclusive price includes your lunch,beer,wine,soft drink and standard spirits. $65 for a  child under 12, $140 per adult  For bookings phone  039751 0937

SkyHigh Mount Dandenong
26 Observatory Road Mount Dandenong
See The New Year In
Count down to 2018 whilst  enjoying the best view of Melbourne  at SkyHigh Restaurant and Lookout . Feast on a 6 course degustation menu, included are drinks and live music in the upper floor function room $170pp or downstairs with dinner for $130pp Buy tickets on line or call 039751 0443

Rayner’s Orchard
Tractor Fruit Tasting Tours
Wednesday 1st November- Thursday 30th November
Sit in your comfortable covered trailer  behind the tractor and enjoy a farm tour, with” a pick your own fruit” during tour hours. Tours run daily between 9am and 4pm. Sample fruit as it was meant to taste , fresh from the tree.Fruit picked to take away charged according to variety chosen during tour, 8 to 10 varieties of fruit samples are offered

Puffing Billy Steam Train
Steam and Cuisine Lunch Train 

  Wednesday 1st November-Thursday 30th November
Monbulk Rd Belgrave Mel ways 75 F10
Take the opportunity to enjoy first class service in the 100 yr old fully enclosed and heated carriage of the iconic Puffing Billy and enjoy a 3 hour journey through the Dandenongs
Savor a sumptuous 3 course lunch on board Puffing Billy in a first class heritage carriage, or graze over a” natter platter” as this iconic steam train meanders its way through the rolling hills of the Dandenong Ranges .Train departs at 12.30pm and travels to Lakeside station located in Emerald Park Lake returning to Belgrave station 3.30pm
Advance booking are essential Contact 9757 0700

Wine Tasting At Olinda Cellars
Shop 7/540Mount Dandenong Tourist Rd
Mel way66G5
Wednesday 1st November-Thursday 30th November
On every Friday night at  Olinda Wine cellar, a great opportunity to learn and explore some new wines , new vintages,and sometimes some golden oldies With a reputation as one of Melbourne’s boutique wine specialists, this wine  cellar offers some sensational wines from all over Australia

Kookaberry Farm, Wandin
Berry Season Now Open
7 Days a Week 9 am -5pm
25 Lewis Rd, Wandin
PH 03 9737 9586
 Why not combine your next holiday in the Dandenong Ranges with a visit to Kookaberry Farm and get some delicious berries and preserves to take home to enjoy Strawberries ,Raspberries ,Blackberries , Boysenberries and Loganberries are on offer as well as homemade jams, syrups and frozen berries. You may also purchase gift packs made to order  

Cooking Classes at Wild Oak restaurant Olinda
Wednesday 1 st November- Thursday 30th November
Prices from$55 to $250
Evening and Saturday classes
If you would like to  hone up your cookery skills, do delicious things with pasta , learn to make bread or maybe attend a master class at this cookery school in the hearth of The  Dandenong Ranges, why not book your spot today or  organize a couple of friends  for a weekend culinary experience in the Dandenong Ranges
Classes interesting and conducted in a relaxed environment
For bookings call 9751 7033

Cloudhill Gardens
89 Monbulk Rd Olinda
Diggers Garden &Shop
1st Sunday of the Month
10.30am-12pm and 1pm- 2.30pm
 These workshops focus on a wide range of topics , techniques and varying levels of gardening skills: also focusing on specific plants and tasks to suit the season. Conducted by gardening experts with an  in dept knowledge of gardening and plants, there is much to be gained from this exciting program.Booking essential Diggers Garden Shop 03 9751 0584