City slickers in Melbourne are fortunate enough to get a breath of fresh mountain air when travelling less than an hour east of the CBD. The Dandenong Ranges are dotted with pine trees and driving through its winding roads will either make you feel carsick, in awe of its beauty, or both.
It's so picturesque that you will half-expect to see a mystical woodland creature emerging from the shrubs, or little fairies dancing among the earth.
Realistically, you'll find aforementioned lush mountain ranges, cute little villages and a growing food scene. Whether you’re up for hiking, chasing waterfalls, shopping or tasting local produce, the Dandenong Ranges certainly has it all.