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Yarra Valley & Dandenong Ranges


This area includes Healesville, Marysville, Olinda and Yarra Glen.


Kinglake National Park
Kinglake National Park

See also our entries under these places of particular interest:

The Dandenongs

Some places of interest in the Yarra Valley & Dandenong Ranges:

National Rhododendron Garden
At The National Rhododendron Gardens you will find brilliantly coloured blooms of rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias, cherries and daffodils. Seasonal changes ensure the gardens are a delight all year around. When not in bloom, you can still soak in the beauty of rich bark textures, seed capsules, foliage shapes and beautiful fragrance as you stroll through the grounds. National Rhododendron Garden

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The Singing Gardens of C.J.Dennis
Take a stroll through the gardens which were developed by "Den' and his wife using semi-formal shrubs and European trees then enjoy a Devonshire Tea in the tearoom. Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day. More information on C.J.Dennis.

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Yarra Ranges Regional Museum
This museum includes a significant section dedicated to the great Australian singer, Dame Nelly Melba. It is currently closed for major renovations but will reopen to the public early 2011.

Some markets in the Yarra Valley & Dandenong Ranges:

Cherished Once More Baby & Children's Mini - Market
Quality New & Preloved Baby and Kids items for sale. One day only Sat 7th Feb 2009. 10 Holme Rd, Ferntree Gully. 9am - 2pm. Prams, toys, books, manchester, clothes, and heaps of new stock at heavily reduced prices.

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Cockatoo Country Market
Artisan style market. Locally handmade, grown and produced stalls. Handcrafted goods, fruit and veg, plants, unique handmade goods.

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Cockatoo Plant Market
Please note - White Hat has not been able to confirm if the October market is going ahead so please double check before making a special trip! Held twice yearly, this market sells garden related items including garden furniture, plants, shrubs, seedlings, garden tools and garden supplies such as manure. It regularly attracts over 100 stallholders.

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Emerald Craft and Produce Market
In the beautiful township of Emerald in the Dandenong Ranges next to a beautiful little park is the Emerald Craft and Produce Market. Friendly stallholders sell high quality, homemade, home-grown or vintage goods. Ride Puffing Billy from Belgrave to Emerald Station or about a 1 hour drive from the CBD. A splendid day out in the hills.

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Flowerdale Market
Indoor/outdoor stalls - food, gifts, plants, trash and treasure.

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Gembrook Market
"Free Entry & Family Fun" - A wide range of mostly locally grown and made craft and produce for sale. Find everything from Crafts, Jewellery, plants to soaps and other handmade goods and foods. Tantalise your taste buds with freshly brewed coffee, a range of sweet & savoury foods, a community barbecue operated by Gembrook Community groups available. Stallholder & Volunteer enquiries welcome.

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GrassRoots Community Market Upwey
A new market in the Dandenong Ranges, featuring all that is good about our region. 50 stalls, free music. Details at GrassRoots Community Market. Market dates Saturday 20th Nov 2010, 26 March 2011 and more to follow

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Gully Market
An outdoor market at the foot of Mount Dandenong comprises of a large Fruit and Veg stall, ferns, natives, rare bulbs, statues, jewelry, arts and crafts and many more. Water and some powered sites are available both Saturday and Sunday.

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Healesville Community Market
Set among the tall trees there is ample space for stall holders and has a great range of stalls and espresso coffee. The Healesville Community Racecourse Market has a friendly and relaxed country atmosphere and the wider community benefits with stall fees being donated back to community groups and projects.

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Healesville Organic Farmers Market
A small market offering produce direct from the grower and featuring organic breakfasts.

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Kallista Community Market
An outdoor market in the surroundings of the Dandenongs with a wide range of home made and locally produced goods.

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Kinglake Produce & Artisan Market
The Kinglake Produce & Artisan Market is held on the fourth Sunday of the month in the heart of the Kinglake township Buy direct from the grower, producer or maker. Producers offer the best local, fresh,seasonal produce.

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Lilydale Farmers Produce Market
Lilydale Farmers Produce Market featuring farm fresh produce, variety fresh foods. Easy access and Parking. Over 50 stalls. Organized by Rotary Clubs of Montrose & District, Lilydale and Chirnside Park.

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Mont De Lancey Farmers Market
The market is held in the grounds of Mont De Lancey Historical Home, Gardens & Museum situated in Wandin, where you will find Free range beef, Cakes and cookies, Artisan Bread, Wine tasting, Seasonal fruit & vegetables, Olives & Extra Virgin Olive Oil and much more.

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Montrose Community Craft Market
An outdoor market with over 30 stalls providing beautiful local craft, homegrown fruit, veg and plants.

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Mt Evelyn Affordable Food Market
Local food growers providing healthy food at affordable prices. Live music, cooking demonstrations and free entry.

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St Andrews Market
Craft and produce stalls in a delightful bush setting. Melbourne's favourite 'hippie market'. More information on St Andrews Market.

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Upper Yarra Community Market
An outdoor market selling a range of goods.

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Warburton Community Market
High quality arts and crafts, plants, cakes, organic produce, musical instruments and Frank's sausage sizzle.

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Yarra Glen Racecourse Market
An art and craft market also featuring fresh produce and wines held in the atnospheric surrounds of the Yarra Glen Racecourse.

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Yarra Junction Football Club Market
An outddor market selling variety of goods.

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Yarra Valley Regional Farmers Market
Founded 12 years ago the Yarra Valley Regional Farmers’ Market is the longest running farmers' market in Victoria. Held on the third Sunday of each month at the award winning Yering Station winery, the Farmers’ Market features produce made and grown by some the regions’ best producers. Speak to the producer while purchasing fresh seasonal fruit, juices and vegetables, locally baked bread, biscuits, pies and fudge, the best jams and preserves, cheeses, coffee, beer, pasta, locally grown flowers, olives, eggs, honey, meat and much more.

What's on and things to do in the Yarra Valley & Dandenong Ranges:

Chestnut Festival
Held annually by the Mt Dandenong Preschool on the Kalorama Reserve in the Dandenong Ranges. Market stalls, fair ground rides, fairy floss, hot food and, of course, roasted chestnuts! Full details at Chestnut Festival.

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You can find a comprehensive guide to markets around Australia at The White Hat Guide to Markets in Australia.