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Coming from Skyhigh Dandenong, we took the other road going back. However, the weather wasn't really nice that day but was able to see some of the sculptures. We haven't seen them all but really is worth a visit.
Free entry, friendly park staff, a good map, easy to walk pathways (only a few have steps), and many, wonderful and detailed sculptures nestled within the ferns and bushes. It was a terrific place to include on our day visit to the Dandenong Ranges. Note:...More
This sanctuary is one of the most unique places we’ve ever visited. William Ricketts embraced connection with the natural world and aboriginal spirituality, and these ideas are reflected deeply through the many sculptures throughout his sanctuary. Make sure you take some time to stop and...More
Wow, what a fabulous place to visit! Entry is free and the Sanctuary is on the Mount Dandenong Tourist Rd. Ample parking across the road and a café near by if you're hungry.
The Sanctuary is set amongst the rainforest and the Aboriginal inspired sculptures...More
This has great ratings and came with good local recommendations so we thought we’d have a look, but to be honest I thought it was a bit average. The sculptures are very life like and well made but they are a bit weathered and dirty....More
William Rickets (b 1898,d 1990s) was a weird and eccentric guy. He had a vision and life philosophy that we are all part of nature’s love and beauty’s and he used his clay sculptures of aboriginal figures to demonstrate this in a wonderful native forrest...More
I would think you must rent a car and meander around the area of the sanctuary as the small towns / villages are amazing. I doubt if public transit goes there but I am not from the area. The sanctuary was mind boggling but... More
I would think you must rent a car and meander around the area of the sanctuary as the small towns / villages are amazing. I doubt if public transit goes there but I am not from the area. The sanctuary was mind boggling but the towns were super with wonderful little shops and diners. It is not far from the outskirts of Melbourne but a good hike from the center of the city. Well worth the journey!