The Dandenong Ranges covers almost 40,000 hectares. The many villages
of The Dandenongs offer art galleries, nurseries, shops, where you can buy works
by local potters, jewellers, sculptors, woodworkers and leather workers. a
variety of accommodation venues are available Family dining, restaurants and the
speciality of the mountain, Devonshire Teas, There are forest and garden walks,
including a walk for disabled people from Grant's picnic ground at Kallista.
Other attractions include the Puffing Billy, a veteran steam train makes its way through magnificent countryside.
Grampians National Park, established in 1984. It is
Victoria's largest national park, It was created to protect the flora, fauna,
and landscapes of the Grampians ranges, rugged red sandstone mountains named
after a range in Scotland. They lie in four main ranges, Mount Difficult in the
north, Serra in the southeast, Victoria in the southwest and, in the east, Mount
William, which is 1,167 m heavily eroded outcrops known as the Balconies and the
Giant Stairway. Numerous streams, waterfalls, and creeks provide habitats for
birds, reptiles, koalas and kangaroos. The Grampians are the ancestral home of
the Aboriginal Koori people, whose rock carvings in caves and shelters can be
found at more than 40 sites throughout the park.