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Mount Dandenong

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Mount Dandenong is a central point of the Dandenong Ranges and its peak sits 633 metres above sea level.  The mountain is just 65 kilometres from the centre of Melbourne and very close to the city’s eastern suburbs that stretch to the foothills.   

Mount Dandenong Tourist Road (39649400112)
By Matthew Paul Argall from Australia (Mount Dandenong Tourist Road) [CC BY 2.0 ], via Wikimedia Commons

 The main road that runs across the top of the mountain and through the Mount Dandenong township and others such as Olinda, is the Mount Dandenong Tourist Road. Many of the Dandenong Ranges gardens and forest features can be found along the road.

SkyHigh Mt Dandenong
By Fernando de Sousa from Melbourne, Australia (Lookout) [CC BY-SA 2.0 or CC BY-SA 2.0 ], via Wikimedia Commons

Melbourne city and bay (to the left) seen in the distance from the Mount Dandenong Observatory (Sky High). On very clear days it is possible to see across to the western side of Port Phillip Bay, to the You Yangs and north to Mount Macedon. At the observatory is the Sky High reserve containing a restaurant, gardens and a hedge maze.

View from Sky High lookout at Mt Dandeno by vincentq, on Flickr

Looking north from the Mount Dandenong Observatory (Sky High) across the Yarra Valley to the Yarra Ranges.

Mount Dandenong ~ Melbourne lights by hAl1927, on Flickr

A night view from the Mount Dandenong Observatory (Sky High) looking across Melbourne’s eastern suburbs to the city centre.