Things to do in winter in “The Dandenongs”
Winter in Victoria brings to mind wood fires, hot soup, scarfs and warm coats, and there is no better place to visit at this time of year than The Dandenongs. You can choose to relax and snuggle up cosy and warm inside your cottage, or head out to enjoy the National Parks. Your drive through The Dandenongs, with its wonderful twisty roads, fantastic forests, beautiful tree ferns gullies and spectacular views, will enveloped you in the tranquillity of the hills. Stop and discover the small bustling villages along the way, enjoy a devonshire tea at a quaint cafe where you can watch the day go by, visit some of the many magnificent gardens, or wander through the numerous craft and boutique shops. If you love flowers and shrubs there are a many nurseries along the way, with Azaleas and Rhododendrum flourishing in the cool climate.
If you want to leave the car behind, there are lots of tracks to walk that meander through the National Park and Sherbrooke Forest, and even if it rains, you will enjoy the beautiful scenery and isolated spots where you can breathe in the wonderful smells of the Australian bush. In winter the waterfalls are at their beautiful best, and the tall trees take on a different hue, and of course when you are walking the chances are that you will see some of the local wildlife, including lyrebirds, kookaburras, parrots, wombats and kangaroos.
So if you haven’t already, now is the time to book your accommodation for a weekend to relax, enjoy and discover The Dandenongs in all its beauty!