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Dandenongs: Rainforest, Landscape Gardens and Puffing Billy [Apr. 14th, 2016|06:47 pm]
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Friday 25 March: Dandenongs National Park :Rainforest, landscape gardens and Puffing Billy

That day we went on a great Dandenong tour with Leadbeater eco tour, they collected us at 8am from our apartment in their minibus . it was just us and another couple.

The first stop was a walk through the Sherbrooke Forest ,  one of the many forests that make up the Dandenong Ranges National Park. Lovely ballad through the forest trail looking for birds and we got to see that mystical Lyrebird , we also went to waterfall (quite low).

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 We popped via some viewpoints and collected our lunches (yummy fresh and included too)

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The Alfred Nicholas Landscape garden, originally known as Burnham Beeches estate, it's interlinking paths wind under a Mountain Ash canopy to an every changing garden of delights. The gardens lead to the famous Boathouse of the Dandenong Ranges - a place of great beauty and splendour. That was so beautiful as the old art deco house still there and what a garden , the colours.

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so pretty
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Lunch on a steam train

Puffing billy Railway, this century-old steam train continues to run on its original mountain track from Belgrave to Gembrook . Puffing Billy was built to serve at the turn of the century and is a genuine relic of our more leisurely days. The Railway is the major survivor of four experimental lines used to develop rural areas in the early 1900s.
We took the train in Belgrave, an old fashion station …we sadly only had time for the little journey but still it was fab we went through Sherbrooke forest with all its mountain ash tree, the most exciting was going on the trestle bridge (15 span timber bridge). You get view of Port Phillip Bay as you approach Menzies Creek. Passed by Selby, Emerald (original station), Nobelius and ended in Lakeside (looks lovely with lakes and museums) . If doing the long route you go through la few more trestle bridge.
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that was just whoaaaaaa
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little stop
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on again
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she liked my coat :)
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