May 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 Autumn Picnic Hamper Offer

Sun 1st March  until Sun 31st May

Autumn is such a beautiful time to get out into the gardens and parks of the Dandenong Ranges. Find some peace under the trees with a gourmet picnic hamper for two from The Sassafras Providore. Enjoy a changing hamper of baguettes, a selection of fruits, antipasto produce and cheeses, flourless chocolate cake and two bottles of mineral water, iced tea or soft drink. Simply Add the code AUTUMN when booking 3 nights or more or call 1300 48 84 48 to book.

Stay 3 nights or more during Autumn and enjoy a Complimentary Gourmet Picnic Hamper worth $80!

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

Emerald Lions Grow it, Bake it, Make it Market

Sun 3rd May , 9am - 2pm

Fancy a day out, up and around the hills... Do we have the prefect place to start your day off. Come to The Grow It Bake It Make It Market from 9 till 2. How about starting your day off at the market with a delicious egg & bacon roll? While your there pick up some yummy bread, veggies, or maybe some beer and check out all the other amazing stalls that will be there. We look forward to seeing you on Sunday.

Gemco Community Centre, 19 Kilvington Drive & Main St, Emerald

Enquiries: 0467 957 549

Patchwork Quilt Exhibition at Warratina

Sat 9th May  until Sun 24th May , 10am to 4pm

From Saturday 9 to Sunday 24 May, come and visit our incredible exhibition by local patchworkers, knowing that your $5 entry fee will go to the local Wandin CFA to assist those affected by the recent bushfires. The Patchwork Quilt Exhibition is an annual event that has been running for over 15 years. It coincides with Mother’s Day, so don't forget to book a table in our tearoom for that special lunch for Mum.

Warratina Lavender Farm, 105 Quayle Rd, Wandin Yallock

$5 Adult $3.50 Concession, Children under 12 FREE

Dandenong Ranges Open Studios 2020

Sat 9th May  until Sun 10th May , 10am - 5pm

Now celebrating its 17th year, Dandenong Ranges Open Studios is an annual weekend event that invites you into the hidden creative spaces to meet, greet, and learn from the extraordinary artists living in the hills. Let your curiosity guide you!

Various Studios throughout the Dandenong Ranges


Friends of George Tindale Plant Sale

Sat 9th May , 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