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William Ricketts Sanctuary

Mount Dandenong Tourist Road, Mount Dandenong, Victoria, Australia
+61 3 9751 1300
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Mount Dandenong Tourist Road, Mount Dandenong, Victoria, Australia
+61 3 9751 1300
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Really amazing sculpture, gorgeous gardens, beautiful drive and views. very interesting philosophy. Recommend it to newcomers.

Thank Jennifer C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a unique place to visit and needs a bit of time to appreciate everything the little house where you can watch 2 movies to catch up with the history of the garden and his owner. Very interesting. All the sculptures are sitting in...More

Thank zauberwald
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The sculptures here are thought-provoking and are nestled into their surroundings beautifully. It's also lovely just walking through the forest setting enjoying nature. It's now free to visit which is an added bonus.

Thank Juliana4
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This park is a wonderful experience of the late William Rickets spiritual connection between space and indigenous culture. The sculptures are magnificent in detail and have melded into the bushland setting of large mountain ash. Afternoon light seems to provide the best time - but...More

Thank cnsseymour
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I enjoyed experiencing the William Ricketts Sanctuary with a friend. Tree ferns and mountain ash are divinely beautiful at many locations in the Dandenongs, but the story of William Ricketts and his carvings are unique. I did often wonder, however, whether the traditional owners of...More

Thank djr843
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommend this impressive and interesting exhibit within a National Park. The accompanying footage is strange and detracts from the amazing display of sculptures and the beautiful natural scenery. You could give the film a miss.

Thank Natalie M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I wasn't expecting to be so overwhelmed by this magical place. It has a very spiritual feel to it and I felt 'connected '.You could walk around it in 30 minutes but if you take the time to really look , read and listen to...More

Thank Amanda P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recently visited this sanctuary with friends. It is located near mt dandenong and one can take a package to visit puffing billy along with visiting this sanctuary.We can see various sculptor depicting the aboriginal people engaging with the earth.The place is quite calm and...More

1  Thank rea2der
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is truly wonderful. It is very tranquil and a gift for your eyes. The carvings are beautiful. If you're thinking of visiting the Dandenongs, definitely schedule some time to check this place out.

Thank diannes562
Reviewed 27 August 2017

This is a great place to bring tourists, family and overseas visitors....it is a blessing to have such a sanctuary on our doorsteps and to have it open to the public for free now is an even better reason to visit while you can!! In...More

2  Thank Earthwise-Woman
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Response from Muscfam | Reviewed this property |
Can't be sure. You would need to contact them. 03 8627 4700
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Response from Robert S | Reviewed this property |
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