Local Attractions - Dandenong Ranges

There's so much to do in The Dandenongs,
truly 'An experience above the rest'

local Produce

Within walking distance of your cottages:

  • Gardens of Cloudehill - spectacular gardens, nursery & classy cafe with a view!
  • National Rhododendron Gardens - 500 mtrs from Twilight or Candlelight Cottages
  • Olinda Village
  • Mt Dandenong Village
  • Wild Oak Cafe - Mt Dandenong Village
  • Three Little Ducks cafe, Mt Dandenong Village
  • Copperfields Restaurant, Olinda Village
  • Ranges Cafe, Olinda Village
  • Olinda Pantry & Store, Olinda Village
  • Pie in the Sky, Olinda Village
  • Indian by Nature, Mt Dandenong Village
  • Fairy Mountain Chinese Restaurant, Mt Dandenong Village
  • Idyllism - gaze into your future with tarot readings or a selection of gifts if you prefer
  • The Ivy, Olinda Village
  • Divine Gifts, Olinda
  • Mangana Crafts - our favourite emporium for men and women to shop serendipitously - we do!
  • The Lace Shop
  • Montage Wares & Crafts, Mt Dandenong - vintage clothing, coffee and food is good
  • Mallieu clothing
  • Herbicious Delicious
  • The Real Thing. Craft and masses of shoppers delights, Olinda village
  • Olinda Sweet Company
  • Olinda Pharmacy
  • Metisse, Olinda - French delights
  • Turkish Bazaar, Olinda
  • Heaton & May, Olinda - papers & gifts
  • Fiveforty@Olinda, Olinda Village - lovely gifts
  • Touchstone Craft Gallery
  • Olinda Cellars - our lifeline to great wines, and just a stroll away, they supply Candlelight Cottages with wines for you.
  • Elle Naturele, Olinda Day Spa
  • Mt. Dandenong Antique Centre, Mt Dandenong Village
  • Olinda Falls

Puffing Billy

or take your car:

  • Alfred Nicholas Gardens
  • Pirianda Gardens
  • Karwarra Australian Plant Garden, Kalorama
  • Warratina Lavender Farm
  • Hancock Daffodils, Menzies Creek
  • Tesselaars Tulip Festival (mid Sept - mid Oct annually)
  • Puffing Billy Steam Railway, Belgrave
  • Burrinja Gallery
  • Cameo Cinemas, Belgrave
  • Mont De Lancey Farmers Market - 2nd Sat of each month
  • Kallista Markets - 1st Sat of each month
  • Grass Roots Community Market Upwey3rd Saturday of the month
  • Sassafras Wool Store, Sassafras Village
  • The Oracle - all things magic, Sassafras Village
  • SeeDaWood Nursery, Sassafras Village
  • Cafe de Beaumarchais - a touch of Paris in Sassafras Village & one of our favourite haunts!
  • Cream of Sassafras - deli & produce, Sassafras Village
  • Soak Bath Products, Sassafras Village
  • Bluestone Candles, Sassafras Village
  • Cachet - clothing & gifts in Sassafras
  • Smits & Bits, Sassafras Village
  • Sassy Cafe, Sassafras Village
  • Simply Sassy - womens accessories, Sassafras
  • Bluestone Candles, Sassafras
  • Chris Morris Antiques & Henty Cottage, Specialists in Australian cedar, Sassafras
  • Tea Leaves - Sassafras - our tea supplier
  • Pig & Whistle Tavern, Mt. Dandenong
  • SkyHigh Restaurant and Observatory, Mt. Dandenong
  • Cuckoo Restaurant, Olinda
  • Dalcheri clothing, Sassafras village
  • Hobnob jewels - clothing & accessories in Sassafras on the high side.
  • Le Petite Amoire & Quirky Best Bits in Sassafras
  • Maple Corner - exquisite hand made silver jewellery. Open weekends and by arrangement. 9751 1379
  • Seasons Restaurant, Cloudehill Gardens, Olinda
  • Miss Marple's Tea Room, Sassafras
  • Fortnums Tea Room, Sassafras
  • Black Kettle Tea Room, Sassafras
  • Geppetos Workshop, Sassafras
  • Ripe Australian Produce Cafe, Sassafras
  • Woods of Sherbrooke Restaurant, Sherbrooke


stay in your cottage:

  • Balance Therapies will come to you for massage, facials and treatments OR you can visit their Day Spa in Mt Dandenong - see our Packages - Pampering for options
  • ask about our 'Services', such as a platter from Ripe, a cake, flowers, champagne, Dine in by the Fire dinner package or a BBQ pack



  • St. Cuthberts Wedding Chapel, Menzies Creek
  • Nathania Springs Receptions, Monbulk
  • Lyrebird Lodge Receptions, Kallista
  • Sherbrooke Lodge Receptions, Sherbrooke
  • Cuckoo Restaurant, Olinda
  • Tatra Hut Receptions, Mt Dandenong
  • Skyhigh Receptions, Mt Dandenong


Yarra Valley

so much to see and do and only 35 minutes away




  • Bella Vedere 5962 6161 Wed-Sunday . A MUST DO.
  • Chateau Yering Historic House Hotel - Sweetwater Cafe & Eleanor's Restaurant
  • De Bortoli Winery & Restaurant
  • Healesville Hotel
  • Healesville Harvest Cafe
  • Rochford's Eyton
  • Yarra Valley Dairy
  • Elmswood Estate Winery, picnic or BBQ. Wedding facilities
  • Yering Station, Yarra Glen
  • Tarrawarra Museum & Restaurant - fabulous Art Gallery with ever changing exhibitions



  • Yarra Valley Winery Tours
  • Eco Adventure Tours
  • Global Ballooning - our preferred ballooning specialist
  • Healesville Sanctuary - see their newest exhibition - the Playpus Enclosure. Food here is by Healesville Hotel, so is beautiful. Great for couples or families!
  • Gulf Station, Yarra Glen
  • Yarra Glen Racing Club
  • RACV Club, Healesville 5962 4899
  • Yering Station Yarra Valley Farmers Market - 3rd Sunday of each month
  • Yarra Glen Racecourse Craft Market - 1st Sunday of month (excl Jul-Aug)

7-9 Monash Avenue, Olinda 3788, Victoria, Australia Ph: 03 9751 2464 Fax: 03 9751 0552
(some photos in this website are courtesy of Jeff Osman, Carpe Dieum Films; JAI Photography; Virtual Tours by Mawby Creative)