Mount Dandenong Arboretum

National Parks and Reserves

This site is currently closed due to storm damage (June 2021). Please check the Parks Victoria website for the latest updates.

The Mount Dandenong Arboretum extends over 16 hectares and contains a collection of maturing deciduous trees and conifers from around the world. ‘Arboretum’ is a Latin word meaning a place for trees and an Arboretum can simply be called a ‘tree museum’.

Things to do
– Enjoy a relaxing sensory experience of walking under mature tree canopies, scrunching on aromatic pine needles and looking upward through branches to the sky.
– Picnic in the meadow with views to the Great Dividing Range framed by tall trees.
– Walk up to Mount Dandenong Observatory for the spectacular view east across the city of Melbourne or walk along one of the many tracks in the Dandenong Ranges National Park trail network.

Before you go
Conditions can change in parks for many reasons. For the latest information on changes to local conditions, please visit the relevant park page on the Parks Victoria website.

Be bushfire ready in the great outdoors. Refer to the Bushfire Safety section on the Parks Victoria website for tips on how to stay safe.



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