May Events

Tractor Fruit Tasting Tours

Mon 1st May  until Wed 31st May , Tours run from 9am to 4pm seven days a week all year round (except Christmas Day)

Sample fruit as it was meant to be eaten - straight from the tree! Sit in comfort in a covered trailer behind the farm tractor and enjoy a farm tour with fruit! U pick available during tours. Tours run daily between 9am - 4pm and last around 1 hour. Fruit picked to take away is charged depending on variety. During these tours 8 - 10 varieties of fruit samples are offered.

Rayner's Orchard, 60 Schoolhouse Rd Woori Yallock

Adults $28 Seniors & Children (5 yrs and under free): $23 Family Group (4 +) all @ kids prices p/p: $23

Winery Tours with Wild Wombat Tours

Mon 1st May  until Wed 31st May , Public & Private Tours 7 days

Our Yarra Valley Winery Tour is so popular we run it every day, seven days a week. One of the things that sets us apart from other tours is that we like our Yarra Valley winery tour itineraries to be totally flexible. This way, we can discuss with you any particular wineries you’d like to visit, or wine varietals you’d like to try, so we can ensure you get the most out of your day. Call 1300 945 396 to book.

Wild Wombat Tours : 1300 945 396

From $110 per person

Sunday Roast Lunch at SkyHigh Mount Dandenong

Mon 1st May  until Wed 31st May , 11.30 until 3pm - Only available every Sunday at SkyHigh

Enjoy SkyHigh Mount Dandenong’s Sunday Roast Lunch. Located in our upstairs Function Room with stunning views… Entree of soup, choice of roast pork or beef with all the trimmings, traditional fish and chips for main course. For the children we have fish & chips or chicken nuggets & chips if they do not wish to have the roast and of course something sweet - eat as much as you like from our dessert buffet. See our website to book.

SkyHigh, 26 Observatory Rd, Mt Dandenong

Adults $39.50 - Children $20.00 (5 - 12 years) includes a glass of wine for the Adults only - Children's price does not include drinks

Wine Tasting at Olinda Cellars

Mon 1st May  until Wed 31st May , 5pm - 8pm

Join us EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT for free wine tasting where we explore new wines, new vintages and sometimes golden oldies. With a reputation as one of Melbourne’s finest boutique wine specialists, we offer sensational wines from all over Australia, with a great collection of hard to find vintage wines, boutique local beers and Australian Spirits.

Shop 7/540 Mount Dandenong Tourist Rd, Olinda

Wines are selected weekly so call 9751 0999 for details of wines available for tasting.

Wild About Tours

Mon 1st May  until Wed 31st May

Tours available tailored to suit your interests and time frame. Boutique wineries, cider & ale trail, Gardens, The best of The Dandenong's. Groups from 2-7 person. Call Jilly on 0431 970 522 for prices and to organise the perfect tour for you.

Picking up across the Dandenong Ranges

From $99 half day (lunch extra).

The Gully Market

Mon 1st May  until Wed 31st May , Saturday 8am-3pm Sunday 9am-3pm

The Gully Market is a long established market that runs every Saturday and Sunday in the carpark of the Upper Ferntree Gully Train Station. Drop in on the way up (or the way down) the mountain and stretch your legs as the Gully Market has lots of craft stalls, fresh fruit and vegetables, plants and home made goods.

Upper Ferntree Gully Railway Station

Enquiries: 0417 599 466

Classical Tracks - A programme of classical performances

Mon 1st May  until Wed 31st May

In partnership with Burrinja Cultural Centre and some of Australia’s finest orchestras, musicians and local talent, Yarra Ranges Council delivers you another season of sensational classical performances. Enjoy glorious music and thrilling performances in the Yarra Ranges’ finest performance spaces - this kaleidoscopic series of concerts, workshops, performances, multimedia productions, exhibitions, ballet and children's entertainment has something for everyone.

See the website for programme and ticket pricing

Mid Week Lunch Special at Oakridge Wines

Mon 1st May  until Wed 31st May , Available Monday, Thursday and Friday from 11:30am

Enjoy a mid week delight at Oakridge, with a seasonal dish and a glass of Local Vineyard Series wine and tea or coffee. Available Monday, Thursday and Friday from 11:30am | $45 per person. Offer valid from May until the end of August 2017 (excluding public holidays). To book your mid week escape, call us on 03 9738 9900.

Oakridge Wines, 864 Maroondah Hwy, Coldstream

$45 per person

Spectacular Autumn at Cloudehill Gardens

Mon 1st May  until Wed 31st May , Open Daily 9am - 5pm

Visit Cloudehill Garden in April & May to enjoy a stunning display of spectacular autumn colour. Transforming from green to orange and red, this season in the garden is a painter and photographers paradise! Find garden inspiration and shop for unusual plants, heirloom seeds and mature trees in the Diggers Garden Shop. Don't miss out on this, the most vibrant of seasons.

89 Olinda-Monbulk Road, Olinda

Visitors $10, Diggers Club Members and children under 16 yo free entry.

Flowing with Colour at Miloko

Mon 1st May  until Wed 31st May , Daily 10.30 to 4pm

Miloko of Sassafras takes pleasure in featuring the work of Bev Pergl, Flowing with Colour. Bev's work is filled with colour that comes from an artistic process imbued with peace and harmony linked to meditation and a soulful approach. Line, colour and form work together to create uplifting art works.

Miloko Cnr Woodlands Ave Sassafras

Free

Culture Tracks: Art Exhibitions, Music and Movies across the Ranges

Mon 1st May  until Wed 31st May

The Culture Tracks program of arts and cultural events covers performance, music, exhibitions, workshops and movies at Yarra Ranges Regional Museum, The Memo in Healesville, Montrose Town Centre, Mooroolbark Community Centre, the Arts Centre in Warburton and Burrinja Cultural Centre. Drop in to your nearest venue and pick up a copy of the full Culture Tracks program, call our team on 1300 368 333, or visit our website to book tickets or find further information on all our events.

Brought to you by Yarra Ranges Arts, Culture & Heritage Department

Afternoon Tea Anyone?

Mon 1st May  until Wed 31st May

People often travel to The Villages just for a real Devonshire Tea and with the increasing popularity of a High Tea, will often spend all afternoon drinking tea and grazing on the sweet and savoury delights. What a way to spend a day! Whether you want a full English High Tea Experience or just a piece of delicious cake or tart with a pot of tea or a coffee - you're in the right place! Find out more about the differences and where you can find the best Afternoon Tea experiences in the Dandenong Ranges.

Locations throughout the Dandenong Ranges

Steam and Cuisine Luncheon Train

Mon 1st May  until Wed 31st May , Departs daily at 12.30pm- Return 3.30pm

Experience first class travel in our 100 year old fully enclosed and heated heritage dining carriages. Share the grandeur and charm of a three hour steam train journey whilst savouring our first class menu. Select from a three course standard menu or graze over our two course Natter Platter- a great meal to share. Bookings essential. Contact: 03 9757 0700.

Puffing Billy Belgrave Station, 1 Monbulk Rd, Belgrave

3 Course Menu $88.50-$98.50 Natter Platter $67.50 - $75

Fruit Bottling Workshops at Rayner's Orchard

Mon 1st May  until Wed 31st May , 2 sessions run daily: 9.30am and 1pm

Book in for a Fruit Bottling Workshop and learn to bottle your own fruit with our friendly staff. You can bottle up your own unique fruit combination or fill some bottles up with traditional fruit flavours. We use Fowlers Vacola equipment and also stock preserving kits, food dehydrators and other bottling equipment in our shop! Why not do the Bottling Workshop then purchase a Fowlers Vacola Preserving Kit to take home and bottle some more! Bookings online or call 03 5964 7654.

Rayner's Orchard, 60 Schoolhouse Rd, Woori Yallock

Adults $89 includes 5 bottles of fruit. Additional bottles of fruit are $5.50 per bottle. Kids are free if accompanied by 2 or more adults. They only pay for fruit bottled at $5.50 per bottle.

Bistro Night at Coonara Springs

Wed 3rd May  until Wed 31st May , Lunch 12pm-3pm, Dinner 6.30pm-10pm

Chefs Special every Wednesday! $50 for three courses... Our menu designed around what is available in our own kitchen garden, what is available locally and seasonally... its a great value evening with lots of atmosphere, delicious food in a beautiful setting. EVERY WEDNESDAY!

Coonara Springs Restaurant, 129 Olinda-Monbulk Rd, Olinda

$50 for three courses

BYO Cellar Nights at Coonara Springs

Thu 4th May  until Thu 25th May , Lunch 12pm-3pm, Dinner 6.30pm-10pm

Celebrate your Cellar with BYO on Thursday evenings, corkage free, with every meal eaten. Coonara Springs has a history of excellent food and wine since the 1920's, with seven acres of gardens to explore between courses and magnificent views of the Yarra Valley and Ranges. Roaring fires are guaranteed...

Coonara Springs Restaurant, 129 Olinda-Monbulk Rd, Olinda

Corkage Free

High Tea at Coonara Springs

Thu 4th May , 12pm - 6pm - First Thursday of each month

The Noritake crockery is set, the cakes are being baked and the ribbon sandwiches finely sliced. The most decadent of 'High Teas' has arrived. Enjoy a leisurely graze over your 'High Tea', we won't rush you, but we will keep the offerings coming until you're sufficiently satisfied. Finish the meal with a restorative wander through the gardens before heading home.

Coonara Springs 129 Olinda Monbulk Rd, Olinda

Steam and Cuisine After Dark

Fri 5th May , 7.30pm - 10.30pm

Steam & Cuisine After Dark offers live entertainment from 6.30pm onwards.The entree and main course are served whilst the train winds its way through the Dandenong Ranges, with the world's tallest flowering tree - the Mountain Ash towering overhead and lush fern gullies, arriving at Lakeside.The return journey completes the evening, with dessert, tea, coffee and a complimentary glass of port. See our website for bookings.

Puffing Billy Belgrave Station, 1 Monbulk Rd, Belgrave

3 Course Menu $99

Kallista Community Market

Sat 6th May , 9am - 1pm

Kallista is a vibrant outdoor country market with handmade and home crafted goods including jewellery, plants, wood crafts, soap, clothing, delicious food and so much more.

Village Green, Church St, Kallista

Edible flowers - growing your own and their uses

Sat 6th May , 10.30am for approximately 1.5 hours

Jocelyn Cross from Petite Ingredient will be stripping away the perceptions of edible flowers as a luxury culinary garnish and explaining how we can very simply grow these delightful floral ingredients in our own gardens and add colour and flavour to our day to day home cooking. This will be an inspiring Root To Bloom eating; the practice of cooking with the entire plant from the root to the flower, minimizing food waste. Bookings on 03 9751 0584.

Diggers at Cloudehill, 89 Olinda-Monbulk Rd, Olinda

Diggers members: $29, non-members: $39

First Taste of Indigo

Sat 6th May , 1pm for approximately 1.5 hours

This workshop will talk about the plant and it's properties, give a history of indigo, show a short video of indigo production. Invite participants to dye their own samples and explain what plants to grow for this purpose. Presented by Jude Craig. Bookings on 03 9751 0584.

Diggers at Cloudehill, 89 Olinda-Monbulk Rd, Olinda

Diggers members: $29, non-members: $39

Oakridge Wines High Tea

Sat 6th May , Morning Session | 11am to 1pm - Afternoon Session | 2pm to 4pm

Come to Oakridge on May 6 to enjoy a High Tea for two. Relax and indulge in the beautiful scenery, matched with a wine and delectable high tea treats.Oakridge High Tea includes bubbles on arrival and a glass of wine with lunch, tea and espresso coffee – $90 per person. Limited seats are available, to make a reservation – contact us on (03) 9738 9900.

Oakridge Wines, 864 Maroondah Hwy, Coldstream

$90 per person

Mother's Day Tea Cup Posy Course at Jaclyn Roma Design

Sat 6th May , 2pm - 4.00pm

Spoil your Mum with this unique workshop. Learn how to make these gorgeous tea cup posies. The Course includes 2 hours of floral instruction and afternoon tea is also provided. All materials are provided and you are able to take your beautiful creation home with you. Drop us an email at [email protected] or call in Wed – Sat 11am -2pm or call the shop on 9751 1212 to make your booking!

1606 Mount Dandenong Tourist Rd, Olinda

$100 per head

Jazz on Puffing Billy Railway

Sat 6th May , Departs at 7pm

Jazz on Puffing Billy Railway will be trumpeting along with live Jazz music with the Mast Gully Quartet, great local wines and a dinner in the historic Nobelius Packing Shed. From the moment you board, your feet will be tapping as you take the fun-filled journey through the Dandenong Ranges all the way up to the historic restored Packing Shed. The Train departs from Puffing Billy’s Belgrave Station. Bookings essential on 03 9757 0700 or online.

Puffing Billy Belgrave Station, Belgrave

Lilydale Farmers Produce Market

Sun 7th May , 8am - 1pm

A farm fresh produce market next to Lillydale Lake with over 50 stalls with a variety of fresh foods, easy access and car parking. You'll find a range of vegetables, seasonal fruits and berries, butchers with beef, pork and small good products, processed foods – jams, chutneys, sauces, soups and pasta lines, bakery products – breads, croissants, cakes, tarts & muffins and more... and baby farm animals and a jumping castle for young children to enjoy.

Bellbird Park, Swansea Rd, Lilydale

Enquiries: 9727 0037

Murder on Puffing Billy Express

Fri 12th May , Departs at 7.30pm Returns 11pm

Join us for an intriguing night of murder, mystery and suspense aboard Puffing Billy's evening train special. Dress to the 1920s and 1930s era to go in the draw to win a prize! Includes train journey, three course meal at the Nobelius Packing Shed and live entertainment. Departs at 7.30pm Fridays and 7.00pm Saturdays. Bookings essential. Contact: 03 9757 0700.

Puffing Billy Belgrave Station, 1 Monbulk Rd, Belgrave

$112 per person

Mont De Lancey Country Market

Sat 13th May , 9am - 1pm

The Mont De Lancey Country and Homemade Crafts Market will provide a unique personal encounter with the makers and growers of quality regional products in a heritage setting which provides a true country market environment. You'll find fresh produce, craft, herbs, meat, native flowers and more. Come and see the working Blacksmith's & Wood Turners. Great family fun.

71 Wellington Road, Wandin

Gold Coin entry, children free

Hills Art Market

Sat 13th May , 9am - 3pm

Come and see what is hidden in the hills at this unique open-air Artists Market, a visual and musical feast. Artists will showcase and sell their art directly to you and visitors can wander through a world of artistic imagination, discovering the variety of skills and techniques and musicians of the local region, while enjoying the beauty of the tall trees, good food, great coffee, and all that the Emerald village has to offer.

Beside Puffing Billy at Emerald Station

Free Entry

Patchwork Quilt Exhibition at Warratina

Sat 13th May  until Sun 28th May , 10am to 4pm

Come and see a selection of local quilts on exhibit and for sale at Warratina Lavender Farm. Sponsored by ‘Quilt Yarn & Sew’ 382 Warburton Hwy, Wandin North. Entry fee and donations to the local Country Fire Authority. All enquiries please call 03 5964 4650.

Warratina Lavender Farm, 105 Quayle Rd, Wandin Yallock

$5 Adult $4 Concession, Children under 12 FREE

Rhythm & Blues on Puffing Billy Railway

Sat 13th May , Train Departs 7pm Returns at 11.30pm

Join us for a night of fine wine, food and live musical entertainment aboard 'Rhythm & Blues on Puffing Billy'. A journey through the Dandenong Ranges to the historic Nobelius Packing Shed. Our carvery is followed by various dessert options. Wrap up the evening, with tea, coffee, dinner chocolates and a complimentary glass of port served. Contact: 03 9757 0700 for further information see our website.

Puffing Billy Belgrave Station, 1 Monbulk Rd, Belgrave

$99.00 per person

Mother's Day at SkyHigh Mount Dandenong

Sun 14th May , 8am until 12pm

Just 45 minutes from Melbourne CBD and you will be SkyHigh on the uppermost reach of the Dandenong Ranges. Treat your Mum on that one special day with a devine breakfast, lunch or dinner overlooking Melbourne. Prices vary from $30 - $100 per adult to $15 - $60 per child depending on what option you book. For more information please follow the link to our website for menus and further details.

SkyHigh Mount Dandenong, 26 Observatory Road, Mount Dandenong

Prices start from $30 up to $100 per person

Mother's Day at the Cuckoo

Sun 14th May , Lunch, Afternoon Tea & Dinner

Hi to all the wunderbar mums out there! Mother's Day is a delightful day of feasting with an extra special buffet designed by our Head Chef. Beautifully decorated, a flower for every mum, sparkling wine or fruit punch on arrival, hearty live entertainment and floor show and welcoming, friendly staff in traditional costume. What more could you ask for on this family friendly day. Bookings a must.

The Cuckoo, 508 Mt Dandenong Tourist Road, Olinda

Mother's Day Buffet Lunch at Mist @ Olinda 2017

Sun 14th May , 12pm until 4pm

Located in the stunning National Rhododendron Gardens is our beautiful Function & Event's Centre - Mist @ Olinda. Now fully renovated including a full decking with bi fold doors. Fully refurbished bar, fire place and much more. Such a great place to spoil your Mum at! Why not take her for a stroll around the gardens before or after lunch ! Bookings Essential: 03 9751 0937.

Mist @ Olinda, The National Rhododendron Gardens, The Georgian Rd, Olinda

$75 Adults $45 Child (5 - 12) Under 5 Years Free of Charge

Belgrave Big Dreams Market

Sun 14th May , 9 am - 2 pm

A place to find all things grown and made with love : A dream come true : A dream to foster community, abundance, joy and creativity. You'll discover a collection of Melbourne's finest Artists and Makers. Discover original and bespoke design pieces alongside some of the yummiest and freshest produce the area has to offer with live music courtesy of our very talented onsite buskers, bouncy castle and facepainting for the kids, this is a market for the whole family to enjoy!

Hayes Car Park/Blacksmiths Way, Belgrave

Free Entry

Mother's Day at Oakridge Wines

Sun 14th May , Bake Sale: 9am. Lunch 11.30am - 3pm. Dinner 6pm - 10pm.

A day to celebrate that one incredible person in our life, our mum! This year, treat your mum to a day at Oakridge Wines. Bake Sale: From 9am Enjoy morning tea with a selection of pastries including donuts, danishes and cakes. Individual Pastry Selection | $3.00 – $6.50. Mother’s Day Lunch: 3 course lunch menu with a glass of bubbles. Family Roast Dinner: For the kids a main course from the Children’s menu and ice-cream for desert! To make a booking please contact us on (03) 9738 9900.

Oakridge Wines, 864 Maroondah Hwy, Coldstream

Lunch $85 per person| Children $20. Dinner $60 per person | Children $20.

Mother's Day at Warratina

Sun 14th May , 10am to 4pm

Come and treat Mum to Lunch, Morning or Afternoon Tea at the Lavender Tea Rooms. While here you can see a selection of local quilts on exhibit and for sale. Sponsored by ‘Quilt Yarn & Sew’ 382 Warburton Hwy, Wandin North. Entry fee and donations to the local Country Fire Authority. There is ample parking and disabled facilities. All enquiries please call 03 5964 4650.

Warratina Lavender Farm, 105 Quayle Rd, Wandin Yallock

Tea Room entry is Free. The exhibit is $5 Adult $4 Concession, Children under 12 FREE

Mothers Day - Dessert Tasting Platter

Sun 14th May , Available all day

A decadent dessert tasting platter will be available on Mothers Day. This will consist of Orange Blossom Florentine, Lemon curd tart w/ lavender meringue, Mocha hazelnut tart, Sickydate w/ salted caramel and walnut, Glazed berry friand. Pre ordering is recommended as we may sell out. Complimentary champagne cocktails for all Mothers on the day.

King Henry Arts Cafe, 320 Mt Dandenong Tourist Rd, Sassafras

$22.50 per platter

Mother's Day Lunch at Yarra Ranges Estate

Sun 14th May , 11.30am to 4pm

Join us in the festive cheer, sing along to your favourite Christmas songs with Kate. Enjoy our fabulous menu including Crispy roast Pork, Osso Bucco and mouth watering desserts including Christmas Pudding with a Brandy Anglaise. Full menu details on our website. Ring now to book 9752 0683 or 0408 260 357.

Yarra Ranges Estate, 39 Coulson Rd Monbulk

$65 per person for 3 course lunch menu

Mothers' Day High Tea at Marybrooke Manor

Sun 14th May , 12.30pm - 2.30pm

Join us for a delectable High Tea to celebrate Mothers' Day at Marybrooke Manor. Enjoy a selection of sweet and savoury items served with a glass of bubbles - and of course our famous scones! There will also be some special treats for the children. Call 9755 2755 to reserve your table. Full payment is required upon booking.

Marybrooke, 10 Sherbrooke Rd, Sherbrooke

$60 per adult and $30 for children under 12

Mother's Day at Fortnums

Sun 14th May , 3 Seatings at 11am, 1pm and 3pm

Fortnums has the bright airy feel of an English conservatory and is set amongst picturesque gardens, overlooking the spectacular nearby Ranges. Spoil Mum with either a delicious 3 course lunch or our very special High Tea Experience. A children's menu is also available. Bookings essential, call 9755 1200 to reserve your table.

395 Mt Dandenong Tourist Rd, Sassafras

3 Course Lunch $59.50 High Tea $49.90 per person

Mother's Day at Dine Divine

Sun 14th May , Breakfast: 9am-11.30am Lunch: 11.30am-4pm High Tea: 2pm-5pm Dinner: 5.30pm-9pm

Book Now for Mother's Day at Dine Divine in Sassafras. You could not pick a better location to hold your Mother Day Family gathering, being that Dine Divine is located in the Old 1902 Methodist Church. You can organise your gathering for either Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner or you may like to give Mum a High Tea for Only $45 per person. Be quick as Bookings are limited.

345 Mt Dandenong Tourist Rd, Sassafras

Fixed Menu Lunch or Dinner $70 per person & Children Under 12 $12.50 Menu

Mother's Day at Wild Oak Restaurant

Sun 14th May , Breakfast 8.30am-11am Lunch 12 noon - 3pm Devonshire Tea 4pm-5.30pm Dinner as usual

Choose how you want to spoil mum this Mother's Day. Treat Mum to delicious Breakfast to start the day or a 3 course a la carte Lunch. Maybe Devonshire Tea is her favourite thing to do or just a lovely family dinner. The dining choices are many but the available spots are few! Bookings through our website or on 9751 2033.

Cnr Ridge Rd & Mt Dandenong Tourist Rd, Mt Dandenong

Breakfast $35pp, Lunch $70pp, Devonshire Tea $11pp

Mother's Day Lunch at Coonara Springs

Sun 14th May , 12 Noon - 3pm

The ultimate way to spoil Mum on Mother's Day at this destination restaurant. Enjoy an afternoon with us to soak up the vibrant colours of Autumn and experience the flavours of this incredible season... or enjoy a lunch from our a la carte menu, tea and coffee and a walk in the stunning 7 acre gardens. Bookings essential on 03 9751 1686.

129 Olinda-Monbulk Rd, Olinda

Mother's Day Steam and Cuisine Luncheon Train

Sun 14th May , 12.30pm - 3.30pm

Spoil your mum on her special day by travelling on Puffing Billy’s first class ‘Steam & Cuisine Luncheon Train’. All mums travelling will receive a lovely flower, so this is your chance to treat to her to an unforgettable experience. Enjoy the charm of a steam train as you wind through the scenic vista of the Dandenong Ranges. Select from a three course menu or graze over our Natter Platter – a great meal to share!

Puffing Billy, 1 Monbulk Rd, Belgrave

$65 for the Natter Platter or $95 for three course menu

Montrose Craft Market

Sat 20th May , 9am - 1.30pm

Situated at the base of the mountain on the way to Lilydale the Montrose Market has a variety of craft and fresh produce stalls. Drop in on the way out to the Yarra Valley.

Mt Dandenong Tourist Rd, Montrose

Enquiries: 9728 1703

Little Yarra Market

Sat 20th May , 9am - 2pm

Looking for a great outdoor market? Little Yarra has it all, quality stalls, crafts & recycled goods, organic skincare, eco-cleaning products, local & organic produce, sourdough bread, coffee, chai, great food, massage, wood fired pizza, biodynamic sausages, local buskers, entertainment and more. Enquiries can be made to [email protected] or phone 0411 243 673.

Little Yarra Steiner School or Upper Yarra Museum

Free Entry

Dine & Dance on Puffing Billy

Sat 20th May , Departs 7.00pm Returns 11.30pm

Are you ready to Dine & Dance the night away at Puffing Billy? We’re waiting to welcome you and your guests to your unique heritage experience. Winding through the Dandenong Ranges, Dine & Dance on Puffing Billy is the perfect setting for your work function, birthday celebration or a great night out with friends.

Puffing Billy Belgrave Station, 1 Monbulk Rd, Belgrave

$93 per person. No concessions apply.

Emerald Craft and Produce Market

Sun 21st May , 9am - 3pm

The Emerald Market is vibrant and colourful featuring locally made products and home grown produce right in the centre of town. Visitors can expect a variety of goods including preserves, cakes, hot food stalls, local specialties, vegetables and plants, jewellery, clothing, food, lifestyle products and massage. Our market is plastic bag free, so don’t forget to bring along your own bags.

Cnr Kilvington Drive & Main St, Emerald

Enquiries: 0419 345 750

Dandenong Ranges Boutique Bridal Expo

Sun 21st May , Between 11am and 3pm

Join us for a very special viewing of four stunning properties, perfect for your intimate wedding, elopements or simply a romantic night away. This is a rare opportunity to see inside these luxurious private properties brought to you by Valley Ranges Getaways luxury accommodation specialists, Elope 2 Mt Dandenong and Fortnums in Sassafras. The day will provide you with everything you need to plan the perfect wedding in the Dandenong Ranges. Register Now!

Four private properties in Olinda and Sassafras

Free

Live Jazz at Wild Oak Restaurant

Fri 26th May , 7pm onwards

Enjoy dinner with the smooth sounds of live jazz from our Resident jazz trio featuring Craig Smith. Bookings 9751 2033.

Cnr Ridge Rd & Mt Dandenong Tourist Rd, Mt Dandenong

Murder on Puffing Billy Express

Fri 26th May , Departs at 7.30pm Returns 11pm

Join us for an intriguing night of murder, mystery and suspense aboard Puffing Billy's evening train special. Dress to the 1920s and 1930s era to go in the draw to win a prize! Includes train journey, three course meal at the Nobelius Packing Shed and live entertainment. Departs at 7.30pm Fridays and 7.00pm Saturdays. Bookings essential. Contact: 03 9757 0700.

Puffing Billy Belgrave Station, 1 Monbulk Rd, Belgrave

$112 per person

Dine & Dance on Puffing Billy

Sat 27th May , Departs 7.00pm Returns 11.30pm

Are you ready to Dine & Dance the night away at Puffing Billy? We’re waiting to welcome you and your guests to your unique heritage experience. Winding through the Dandenong Ranges, Dine & Dance on Puffing Billy is the perfect setting for your work function, birthday celebration or a great night out with friends.

Puffing Billy Belgrave Station, 1 Monbulk Rd, Belgrave

$93 per person. No concessions apply.

Faulty Towers The Dining Experience

Sat 27th May  until Sun 28th May , 6pm Saturday to 10am Sunday

Highly improvised comedy theatre. Basil, Sybil and Manuel serve up some madcap mayhem and a three-course meal – with the audience playing the part of their restaurant diners. Enjoy the show, dinner, with drinks at bar prices, a comfortable night in en-suite accommodation and breakfast for two. $350 per couple. Se the website for more details and bookings.

Country Place, Olinda Creek Road, Kalorama

$365 per couple for show, dinner, overnight accommodation and breakfast

Gembrook Market

Sun 28th May , 9am - 2pm

Promoting sustainable living, many of the 90+ stall holders are artisans and craftspeople who have created unique items from recycled materials. Purchase home grown produce including some wonderful gourmet foods. We have a 'garage sale site' and if occupied on the day you visit, who knows what bargain you may find! A jumping castle, farm animals or similar activities for young children are on site at most markets.

Gembrook Railway Station