1. Australia
  2. Victoria, Australia
  3. Melbourne
  4. Dandenong Ranges

Dandenong Ranges & William Ricketts Sanctuary Tour

Product ID: 191390
Experience nature and go for a relaxing walk in the Dandenong Ranges. Learn about Aboriginal culture through a stunning collection of outdoor sculpture. Enjoy a wholesome restaurant meal and trek through a majestic eucalyptus and fern tree forest.
About this activity
Duration: 6 hours
Starting time 10:00 AM
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Live tour guide
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Get out of the city and have a relaxing day trip in the beautiful Dandenong Ranges
  • Learn about Aboriginal culture through the unique sculptures of the William Ricketts Santuary
  • Enjoy a wholesome and healthy meal at a nearby restaurant
  • Take a leisurely walk through the majestic eucalyptus and fern tree forest and soak in the sights and sounds of nature
Full description
You will begin your tour at St. Paul's Cathedral 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, explore William Ricketts Sanctuary. This tranquil forest sanctuary is adorned with sculptures of Aboriginal life. These sculptures form a narrative, which tells the story of Aboriginal culture and spirituality. After exploring the sanctuary, pause to have a wholesome and healthy lunch at a cozy nearby restaurant.

Afterwards, your tour will continue with 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. Finally, drive down the mountains back to the city, where you will arrive at 4:30 PM.
  • Lunch
What’s Not Included
  • Drinks

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Meeting point

In front of St Paul's Cathedral, on Flinders Street, Melbourne.

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 12 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    5 / 5
  • Organization
    5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.9 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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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


January 8, 2020

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Awaken Tours

Product ID: 191390