There is always plenty to do and see in the Dandenongs, please visit  Dandenong Ranges and Dandenong Ranges Facebook to find out the latest happenings and places to see.  Here are a few suggestions.

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The Gembrook Market

                               Gembrook Market is a country market with a sustainable living focus is held on the 4th Sunday of                                                    each month (December date varies)At the market you will find crafts, plants, fresh produce, hot food selections              fresh coffee and more

 A jumping castle, farm animals or similar activities for young children are on site at most markets.
Visitors love the 'old world charm' of the Puffing Billy Railway precinct and the distinct 'country feel' of the town.   The Gembrook market is located in Main St Gembrook  and has the unique attraction of operating next to the Puffing Billy Railway Station, where this famous tourist train steams in on Market day.

Puffing Billy

Puffing Billy's Menzies Creek Station is only 100 metres away from our Bed and Breakfast.
Get on board and swing your legs over the side. A 10 minute ride will take you into the township of Emerald with a choice of cafes, gift and other local shops or stay on Puffing Billy to Emerald Lake Park, where you can visit the cafe, feed the ducks, fish or paddle boat. Pack yourselves a picnic basket and enjoy the scenery and then take a stroll around this beautiful Park to walk off your yummy lunch.

 When you are ready to leave get back on board the next train back to Menzies Creek and Aura of the Dandenongs.  A great thing to do with the family and or friends.
For more information on Puffing Billy please check out their website

Melbourne's Dandenong Ranges

-  an ideal location for a Destination Wedding

Walking and Hiking Tracks

There are many walking and hiking tracks in the area, call in at the Emerald Information Centre on the platform of Puffing Billy's Emerald Station for maps and information on these and many other attractions in the area.  Visit or 


Emerald Market


The Emerald Market on the third Sunday of each month has an array of

stallholders selling only high quality, homemade, home-grown or vintage goods.

Local Customers and tourists can buy their fresh fruit and veggies, often picked fresh that morning. There is always something yummy to eat and the surrounding cafes serve excellent coffee with friendly smiles. You’ll find fresh herbs and plants, teas and crafts of all sorts. Taste the wines and take some home. Buy a unique gift for yourself or a friend. Meet a friend and chat to the stallholders about the products they proudly grow or make.


With many popular wedding ceremony and reception venues, gorgeous photo locations to remember your day.

Planning your dream wedding in the beautiful in the Dandenong Ranges and all it has to offer, is easy as the area has all you need for your perfect day. Our quality Bed and Breakfast accommodation will complete your special day.      - A boutique chapel with old world charm and ambience

Desleigh Daniel                              - Photographer        - For your pampering and makeup

Hewstone HairDressing               - For beautiful hair and wedding up-do's               -  Marriage celebrant Anne Aldridge  - Marriage celebrant Julie Kowalski

Sherbrooke Hire Vintage Cars  03 5968 3496 | 0417 300 713 - offers a selection of original 1920s convertible sedans and                                                            limousines for your wedding. All cars are chauffeur driven by the company’s professional,                                                            uniformed staff and can hold between four to six passengers – perfect for the whole bridal                                                          party.  Available are a 1925 Hudson, 1928 Hudson, 1929 Hudson and a 1928 Chevrolet