August Events

Steam and Cuisine Luncheon Train

Tue 1st January  until Thu 31st December , Departs daily at 12.30pm - 3.30pm (except public holidays)

We invite you to Puffing Billy for a different experience - travelling First Class! Relax and unwind with a majestic three-hour steam train journey as you take in the scenic vista of the Dandenong Ranges. Indulge in a delicious seasonal three-course menu or Natter Platter filled with a selection of cured meats, fine cheeses and Devonshire Tea. All tickets include your selected meal, 2-hour train journey and 1-hour spare time at Emerald Lake Park.

Puffing Billy Belgrave Station, 1 Monbulk Rd, Belgrave

See the website for pricing

Devonshire Tea Anyone?

Tue 1st January  until Thu 31st December

People often travel to The Villages just for a real Devonshire Tea and with the increasing popularity of a High Tea, will often spend all afternoon drinking tea and grazing on the sweet and savoury delights. What a way to spend a day! Whether you want a full English High Tea Experience or just a piece of delicious cake or tart with a pot of tea or a coffee - you're in the right place! Find out more about the differences and where you can find the best Afternoon Tea experiences in the Dandenong Ranges.

See the website for best places in the Dandenong Ranges

The Gully Market

Wed 30th January  until Thu 31st December , Saturday 8am-3pm Sunday 9am-3pm

The Gully Market is a long established market that runs every Saturday and Sunday in the carpark of the Upper Ferntree Gully Train Station. Drop in on the way up (or the way down) the mountain and stretch your legs as the Gully Market has lots of craft stalls, fresh fruit and vegetables, plants and home made goods.

Upper Ferntree Gully Railway Station

Enquiries: 0417 599 466

Friday Night Wine Tasting at Olinda Cellars

Thu 31st January  until Thu 31st December , 5pm - 8pm

Join us EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT for free wine tasting where we explore new wines, new vintages and sometimes golden oldies. With a reputation as one of Melbourne’s finest boutique wine specialists, we offer sensational wines from all over Australia, with a great collection of hard to find vintage wines, boutique local beers and Australian Spirits.

Shop 7/540 Mount Dandenong Tourist Rd, Olinda

Wines are selected weekly so call 9751 0999 for details of wines available for tasting.

Valley Ranges Getaways Winter Warmer Offer

Mon 1st June  until Mon 31st August

Enjoy a complimentary Winter Warmer Dinner at your accommodation. Stay in any of our properties for 3 consecutive nights until the end of Winter and a Pot of hearty soup, a loaf of crusty bread and winter warm puddings will be waiting for you on your arrival night. Simply Add the code WINTER when booking 3 nights or call 1300 48 84 48 to book.

Stay 3 nights or more in any of our properties over winter and receive a complimentary Winter Warmer Dinner at your accommodation.

Offer is not available for stays that include public holidays. Direct bookings only and not valid in conjunction with any other offer.

SkyHigh FREE Entry August

Sat 1st August  until Mon 31st August , 9.15am until 10pm Monday to Friday during August

With Winter coming to an end and Spring on the horizon, August is a great time to visit SkyHigh Mt Dandenong! Whilst temperatures can often remain chilly, views of Melbourne can be spectacular and very beautiful, even on overcast or foggy days. What’s more, by simply showing the voucher at the gate you’ll gain FREE entry Monday to Friday right throughout August!

SkyHigh Mount Dandenong, 26 Observatory Rd, Mt Dandenong