June 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.

Puffing Billy Special Offer - 25% off Lakeside to Gembrook tickets*

Mon 20th May  until Mon 30th September , 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Get 25% OFF Tickets on Puffing Billy, Australia's premier preserved steam railway running everyday over winter! With lush fern gullies brushing past and Mountain Ash trees towering overhead, Puffing Billy makes for a wonderful opportunity to relax and breathe in the fresh air whilst the train makes its way through the temperate rainforest from Lakeside to Gembrook.

Emerald Lake Park, Emerald Lake Road, Emerald

*Monday to Friday only, not including weekends or public holidays. Use the code RUGUP to redeem the special discount online. Terms & Conditions apply. Visit the website for more information.

Pinot, Poultry & PJ Booth Dinner at Oakridge Wines

Sat 1st June , 6.30pm

In celebration of the release of Feathered, the latest book from the award winning author and charcuterie expert PJ Booth, join us at Oakridge for a very special dinner event. Oakridge executive chefs Matt Stone and Jo Barrett have created a one-off menu showcasing their ongoing charcuterie collaborations with PJ. Dishes perfect for this first day of winter will celebrate the seasonal flavours of the Yarra Valley, including rich hearty game bird dishes accompanied by curated cellar selections of Oakridge wine. Befitting of the evening, rare back-vintages not currently listed have been sourced by our wine experts from the Oakridge cellar to match the menu.

Oakridge Wines, 864 Maroondah Hwy, Coldstream

Tickets: $140pp including Four Course Menu and Matched Wines

Cockatoo Country Market

Sat 1st June , 8.30am - 1.30pm

The Cockatoo Country Market is your local artisan market held in Cockatoo in the beautiful Dandenong Ranges. Where possible stall holders offer locally grown and made products.

77 Pakenham Road, Cockatoo

20% off High Tea at Olinda Tea House on weekdays!

Sat 1st June  until Sun 30th June , Only on Weekdays.

For the Month of June, Olinda Tea House is proud to offer 20% off our Oriental High Tea on weekdays! Come and enjoy our unique take on High Tea, amidst the tranquil Dandenong Ranges. Our High Tea combines Chinese flavours with French desserts from our very own Pastry Chef, and is definitely an experience you do not want to miss this coming June.

Olinda Tea House, 86A Olinda-Monbulk Rd, Olinda

Puffing Billy - Steam & Cuisine After Dark

Sat 1st June , 7.30pm - 10.30pm (Please arrive 20 mins prior)

Welcome to the opportunity to step back into the romantic era of train travel. Enjoy an evening of luxury dining with family and friends whilst whistling through the exquisite Dandenong Ranges. All tickets include a three-course meal, 2-hour train journey and 1-hour spare time at Emerald Lake Park. Our roving live musician will be entertaining guests from the moment you arrive on the platform at Belgrave Station.

Puffing Billy Belgrave Station, 1 Old Monbulk Rd, Belgrave

$115 per person

Mid Week Happy Hour at Dudleys

Sat 1st June  until Sun 30th June , 4.30pm to 6.30pm

Monday to Friday Happy Hour 4.30pm to 6.30pm. $8 pints. $30 Dips plate with any pint, stubby or glass of sparkling or 150ml wine. Yes any drink.... save up to $10.

540 Mt Dandenong Tourist Road, Olinda

$8 pints!

Small Packages Exhibition

Sat 1st June  until Sat 29th June , Open Wed - Mon 11am - 4pm (closed Tuesdays)

The Sherbrooke Art Gallery's Small Packages Exhibition, which is presented in partnership with the Australian Society of Miniature Art Victoria, celebrates the age old tradition of miniature paintings. Miniature art, which is primarily art that can be held in the palm of a hand, dates back to the medieval ages. Many museums worldwide include miniature art as part of their collections.

Sherbrooke Gallery, 62 Monbulk Road, Belgrave

Free Entry

Sunday High Tea at Marybrooke Manor

Sat 1st June  until Sun 30th June , 1-4pm every Sunday - bookings essential

High Tea can be enjoyed every Sunday afternoon at the historic Marybrooke Manor. Celebrate special occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries and hens days or just to spoil yourself. Our delightful menu consists of unlimited Manor made scones with chantilly cream and jam, assorted savoury and sweet selections and a selection of Madame Flavour teas and brewed coffee. Seatings available in the Sherbrooke Room between 1pm and 4pm. Price $40 per person. Children under 12 years are half price. Bookings are essential. Please call (03) 9755 2755.

Marybrooke, 10 Sherbrooke Rd, Sherbrooke

$40 per person including unlimited scones!

Kallista Community Market

Sat 1st June , 9am - 1pm

Kallista is a vibrant outdoor country market with handmade and home crafted goods including jewellery, plants, wood crafts, soap, clothing, delicious food and so much more.

Village Green, Church St, Kallista

Lilydale Craft and Produce Market

Sun 2nd June , 8am - 1pm

A farm fresh produce and craft market next to Lillydale Lake with over 50 stalls with a variety of fresh foods, easy access and car parking. You'll find a range of local crafts, fresh vegetables, seasonal fruits and berries, butchers with beef, pork and small good products, processed foods – jams, chutneys, sauces, soups and pasta lines, bakery products – breads, croissants, cakes, tarts & muffins and more... and baby farm animals and a jumping castle for young children to enjoy.

Bellbird Park, Swansea Rd, Lilydale

Monbulk Produce Market

Sat 8th June , 9am - 2pm

Monbulk Produce Market at top of main street brings fresh seasonal produce, home baked good and wares to our local town where the community. Make it, Bake it, Grow it. Meet the producers and everyone benefits.

73 Main Road, Monbulk

Free Entry

Friends of George Tindale Plant Sale

Sat 8th June , 10am - 12 Noon

Keen gardeners should not miss the opportunity to purchase a treasure at the monthly plant and bulb sale hosted by Friends of George Tindale Gardens. Smaller in size, our sales will focus on seasonal plants, propagated from our collection & donated from the Friends' gardens. Visitors will also have an opportunity to meander through the magnificent George Tindale Gardens. All monies raised will be used to assist with ongoing improvements to the garden.

George Tindale Gardens, Sherbrooke Rd, Sherbrooke

Free of charge

Belgrave Big Dreams Market

Sun 9th June , 9 am - 2 pm

A place to find all things grown and made with love : A dream come true : A dream to foster community, abundance, joy and creativity. You'll discover a collection of Melbourne's finest Artists and Makers. Discover original and bespoke design pieces alongside some of the yummiest and freshest produce the area has to offer with live music courtesy of our very talented onsite buskers, bouncy castle and facepainting for the kids, this is a market for the whole family to enjoy!

Hayes Car Park/Blacksmiths Way, Belgrave

Free Entry

St. Michael’s Book Fair and Car Boot Sale

Sat 15th June  until Sun 16th June , Saturday 10am - 4pm Sunday 12 noon - 4pm

Come along and browse our great range of pre-loved books and find a bargain, at the annual Anglican Parish of Mount Dandenong Book Fair, St. Michael's Church, Kalorama, on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th June. A Car Boot Sale will also be taking place on the Saturday. Entry is free and light refreshments will be available. Prior donations of good quality second hand books will be welcomed and most appreciated. Enquiries/Book Donations/Car Boot Stall Booking – contact Andrew on 9728 6353.

St Michael's Anglican Church, 1331 Mt Dandenong Tourist Road (cnr Falls Road) Kalorama

Free Event

Montrose Craft Market

Sat 15th June , 9am - 1.30pm

Situated at the base of the mountain on the way to Lilydale the Montrose Market has a variety of craft and fresh produce stalls. Drop in on the way out to the Yarra Valley.

Mt Dandenong Tourist Rd, Montrose

Enquiries: 9728 1703

Emerald Craft and Produce Market

Sun 16th June , 9am - 3pm

The Emerald Market is vibrant and colourful featuring locally made products and home grown produce right in the centre of town. Visitors can expect a variety of goods including preserves, cakes, hot food stalls, local specialties, vegetables and plants, jewellery, clothing, food, lifestyle products and massage. Our market is plastic bag free, so don’t forget to bring along your own bags.

Cnr Kilvington Drive & Main St, Emerald

Enquiries: 0419 345 750

2019 Winter Mountain Fest

Fri 21st June  until Sun 23rd June , Friday 6pm - Sunday 4pm

Weekend singing retreat for mixed voices. Warm your soul with workshops from some of Australia's best choral directors; Fire-pit sing-a-longs and wood-fired pizza supper; music trivia and team bonding. Workshop presenters are: Annemarie Sharry, Phil Heuzenroeder, The Grubby Urchins, Sophia Exiner and Chris Blain.

Mt Evelyn YMCA - 70 Tramway Pde, Mt Evelyn

Belgrave Lantern Parade

Sat 22nd June , Activities start at 4pm onwards

The annual Belgrave Lantern Parade is a highlight in the local event calendar, with thousands of hills residents marching their lanterns, small and big, up and down the main street. It marks the midst of winter in our cycle of season, but most importantly it heralds the turning point and the new beginnings as we turn toward Spring and the blossoms of the Hills that are just around the corner. We welcome everyone, far and wide to join us for a fun evening of street performers, food stalls and community fun.

Parade Starts at 5.30pm from Hayes Car Park, Belgrave

FREE

Gembrook Market

Sun 23rd June , 9am - 2pm

Promoting sustainable living, many of the 90+ stall holders are artisans and craftspeople who have created unique items from recycled materials. Purchase home grown produce including some wonderful gourmet foods. We have a 'garage sale site' and if occupied on the day you visit, who knows what bargain you may find! A jumping castle, farm animals or similar activities for young children are on site at most markets.

Gembrook Community Centre, Gembrook-Pakenham Rd, Gembrook

864 Release Dinner at Oakridge Wines

Sat 29th June , From 6.30pm

On June 29, we are throwing an intimate dinner party in celebration of the new 2017 vintage release of our iconic 864 Chardonnay. The evening will pay tribute to the 864 range, as Chief Winemaker David Bicknell guides guests through curated flights of back-vintage 864 wines, sharing insights into the vintages and vineyard sites. Oakridge chefs Matt Stone and Jo Barrett have created an extravagant one-off menu specially paired to each 864 varietal. The decadent dinner will feature ingredients such as marron, local truffle and wagyu beef. This is a rare and unique opportunity with strictly limited seats available.

Oakridge Wines, 864 Maroondah Hwy, Coldstream

$250pp including matched 864 wine flights

Grassroots Market Upwey

Sun 30th June , 11am - 5pm

A fantastic showcase of local home-made/grown talent from Upwey and surrounds. Enjoy tasty treats, inspiring craft, beautiful homewares, fresh local produce, cool melodies from buskers, Crafty kids and family activities. Chat to dynamic community groups and see what fantastic offerings Upwey has on offer. So much for everyone. Our markets are family and dog friendly, so please consider coming along and seeing the array of local talent we have on show.

Village Green 6a Mahoney St, (Behind Upwey Shops)

Free outdoor market with kids activities and music