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Dandenong Ranges Botanic Garden

The Garden Tour experience at the Dandenong Ranges Botanic Garden is an open-air electric people mover that can seat up to 10 people, operating year round.

Discover the beauty of Victoria’s premier cool-climate botanic garden with live commentary and stunning views as you wind your way through the picturesque landscapes of this 100-acre park.

Garden Tour tickets are available from the Gift Shop or can be pre-booked by contacting the Gift Shop staff on (03) 8427 2087 (10:00 am - 4:30 pm daily).


Schedule and duration

Season Months Days Tours
Summer

December
January
February

Monday
Wednesday
Friday
Saturday

11:00am - 3:15pm
every 45 minutes
Autumn

March
April
May 

Monday
Wednesday
10:30am - 3:00pm
every 45 minutes
Winter June
July
August 
Wednesday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
every 45 minutes
Spring September
October
November 
Monday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
10:30am - 3:30pm
every 45 minutes

** Times are subject to change


Fees

Category Price per person (GST inclusive)
Adult $10.50
Concession $8.40 
Child (3-16 years) $5.20 
Family (2 adults and 2 children) $26.20 

 

Change of Conditions

Nature being nature, sometimes conditions can change at short notice. It’s a good idea to check this page ahead of your visit for any updates.

  • Mt Dandenong Arboretum (Dandenong Ranges National Park)

    Dandenong Ranges TFB Park Closure Notification: Wed 28 Feb 2024

    In accordance with the Emergency Management Plan for the Dandenong Ranges National Park and Dandenong Ranges Gardens, the declaration of a Total Fire Ban on Wednesday 28 February 2024 for the Central Fire District will trigger the closure of the following Parks Victoria parks and reserves within the Dandenong Ranges:
     
    Dandenong Ranges National Park, including:
    ·        Ferntree Gully Picnic Ground.
    ·        1,000 Steps - Kokoda Memorial Walk.
    ·        One Tree Hill Picnic Ground.
    ·        Sherbrooke Picnic Ground.
    ·        Grants Picnic Ground.
    ·        Doongalla Homestead Picnic Ground.
    ·        Olinda Falls Picnic Ground.
    ·        O’Donohue Picnic Ground and
    ·        Kalorama Park
    Sassafras Creek Nature Conservation Reserve.
    Perrins Creek Reserve.
    Black Hill Reserve and
    Silvan Reservoir Park.
     
    Dandenong Ranges Gardens, including:
    • Dandenong Ranges Botanic Garden (formerly National Rhododendron Garden).
    • William Ricketts Sanctuary.
    • Alfred Nicholas Memorial Garden.
    • George Tindale Memorial Garden.
    • Pirianda Garden.
    • R.J. Hamer Arboretum.
    • Mt Dandenong Arboretum and
    • Olinda Golf Course (Olinda Precinct).
     
     
    These sites will be closed from 12:01am, Wed 28 Feb 2024 until 11:59pm Wed 28 Feb 2024.  They are expected to re-open Thurs 29 Feb 2024 following completion of the ban.  Parks Victoria regrets any inconvenience this may cause.
     
    For further information on CFA Total Fire Bans and ratings click here
     
    For further park information please contact the Parks Victoria Information Centre on 13 1963.

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