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.
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.
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.