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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 2 days ago

This Sanctuary is the very eloquent expression and labour of love of a man with a tremendous empathy for the Australian Aboriginal People, indigenous animals and flora. His incredibly unique sculptures, presented in the forms of 'spirits of the forest,' are a testimony to this...More

Thank Andy C
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great park with wonderful art in a totally natural setting and it is free to enter.Take a stroll through the ferny paths and see some great artwork that is quite unique. Parking is limited.

Thank Oldjack
Reviewed 13 November 2017

Spent about 3 hours wandering around here. It is fascinating and beautiful. Parks and Gardens staff were very helpful. It is an absolute treasure

1  Thank Divetraveller62
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

What wonderful creations William has created. A nice little walk through with family, breathing in the fresh air was a bonus.

1  Thank Nhartland
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Not really my taste but I was still bowled over by the passion William Ricketts had for nature. Do take the time to watch the movie where as an old man he explains his philosophy, it is fascinating. Some of the sculptures are a bit...More

1  Thank SuzannahA
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Unsure what exactly to expect, we went open minded. Parking was located across the road and reasonably easy access to the sanctuary site. Free entry, would recommend an average level of fitness mainly because there are a few steps. The beauty of the place was...More

2  Thank Stef C
Reviewed 16 October 2017

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

1  Thank Jennifer C
Reviewed 3 October 2017

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

1  Thank zauberwald
Reviewed 3 October 2017

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.

1  Thank Juliana4
Reviewed 3 October 2017

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

1  Thank cnsseymour
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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