Mount Dandenong Arboretum

National Parks and Reserves

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’.

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.

Nothing beats a picnic in the meadow , whilst being treated to spectacular views of the Great Dividing Range. It is the perfect location to watch the sunset over the picturesque Dandenong Ranges.

Conditions can change in parks for many reasons. Before your visit, please check the relevant park page on the Parks Victoria website for updated changes of conditions and familiarise yourself with important bushfire safety information to ensure your experience is safe and enjoyable. For information about fires, Fire Danger Ratings and Total Fire Bans via emergency Vic website.



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