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Mount Dandenong Tourist Road, Mount Dandenong, Victoria, Australia
+61 3 9751 1300
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely to wander thru the rain forest seeing indigenous sculptures as you walk. A history lesson while enjoying the serenity

Thank Michele W
Reviewed 4 June 2018

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.

Thank ShavyB
Reviewed 16 May 2018

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

Thank rusky2018
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Hannah T
Reviewed 30 April 2018

Great place to go on a Sunday afternoon to learn about art. Very well maintained place and it has been preserved well

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Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

We love this sanctuary. Beautiful nature walk with plenty of surprising sculptures n all for a donation.

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Reviewed 20 April 2018

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

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Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

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

1  Thank TippOz
Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Ash J
Reviewed 11 April 2018

I thoroughly enjoyed this gorgeous sanctuary. It was a lovely, leisurely stroll through the sanctuary, with many statues hidden throughout.

Thank Miriam K
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Ruth w
23 January 2018|
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Response from HarlinaSodhi | Reviewed this property |
About 2 hours is quite enough. Gives you time to look around, soak in the ambience, take photos and read beautiful inscriptions under the statutes.
18 July 2017|
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Response from Matt H | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for late reply, you’ve probably already been. I don’t remember seeing any signs saying no dogs but I doubt you would be able to take dogs in there.
21 June 2015|
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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