Dog Friendly Accommodation Dandenong Ranges





Leddicott Cottage welcomes your four legged friend with open arms and complimentary dog treats! A plentiful supply of blankets will mean your dog can snuggle up with you in the comfort of the cottage. You can explore the region with your dog, taking in the attractions that are dog friendly. Just see our Dog Friendly section for our suggestions. If you choose to go it alone, Leddicott also features a large secure luxury grassed and landscaped enclosure with under covered area, where you can confidently leave your dog without a concern.

Dog Friendly Cottage

Where can you take your dog off the lead?

The Dandenong Ranges National Parks do not allow dogs and those areas that do, require that your dog be on it's lead. The following areas are approved for your dogs to have a good run!

> Kallista: John Hill Reserve

> Kalorama: Memorial Reserve

> Montrose: Richards Reserve

> Lilydale: Lakeview Drive Reserve

> Belgrave: Lake Park

> Belgrave South: Mt Morton Reserve

> Selby: Minak Reserve

> Mt Evelyn: Aqueduct Trail

Dog Friendly Walking Tracks

Dog Friendly Walking Tracks

Dandenong Ranges National Parks do not allow dogs, however there are some walking trails that you are welcome to take your dog on. Our favourite is Mathias Track (still known as Mathias Rd). It starts at Falls Rd, Olinda and cuts behind the golf course to end on Silvan Rd. It is an easy 7km round trip, with undulating sections suitable for all fitness levels and gorgeous views of the Yarra Valley. Dogs are required to be on lead at all times and parking is available at Falls Rd or Silvan Rd.

> Explore the Mathias Track

Dogs at Wagtime Café & Dog Grooming

Hounds olinda

Located in the heart of Olinda Village

Specialising in all those dog accessories you won't find in chain pet stores.  At Hounds Olinda you're encouraged to bring your dog in and try the various products sourced from boutique Australian manufactures and international companies you usually have to order from online.

> Explore Hounds Olinda

Dogs at SkyHigh Mt Dandenong

SkyHigh Mt Dandenong

26 Observatory Rd, Mt Dandenong. Open Daily from 9am (8am weekends).

Dogs are welcome at SkyHigh but must be kept on a lead at all times. Your dog is welcome to sit with you in the observation area and outside bisto which are both accessible from outside. There are paths and gardens to walk your four legged friend.

> Explore SkyHigh

Dogs at Cloudehill Gardens & Seasons Restaurant

Cloudehill Gardens & Seasons Restaurant

89 Olinda-Monbulk Rd, Olinda. Open Daily 9am - 5pm.

Your dog is welcome to explore beautiful Cloudehill Gardens with you but must be kept on a lead. The gardens are incredible anytime of the year with changing colours through the seasons. The adjoining Seasons Restaurant has an outdoor area and is the perfect place to stop for coffee and cake or lunch.

> Explore Cloudehill

Dogs at Alfred Nicholas Gardens

Alfred Nicholas Gardens

Sherbrooke Rd, Sherbrooke. Open Daily 10am - 5pm. Free Entry.

Dogs are welcome on a lead on the many paths through this large acerage of garden known for its extensive water features and ornamental lake with boathouse. Taking you beneath a canopy of the awesome mountain ash trees, the garden was part of the historic Burnham Beeches Estate, home of Alfred Nicholas, developer of the Aspro formula.

> Explore Alfred Nicholas Gardens

RJ Hamer & Mt Dandenong Arboretums

RJ Hamer & Mt Dandenong Arboretums

RJ Hamer Arboretum, Chalet Rd, Olinda & Mt Dandenong Arboretum, Ridge Rd, Mt Dandenong

Dogs are welcome on a lead at both. Mt Dandenong Arboretum has a large collection on southern hemisphere conifers and deciduous trees making it quite spectacular in autumn. RJ Hamer Aboretum has many walking tracks to take in the tranquil beauty and stunning scenery across the Yarra Valley out to the Warburton Ranges and beyond.

> Explore RJ Hamer Arboretum

> Explore Mt Dandenong Arboretum

SkyHigh Mt Dandenong

Birdsland Reserve

Mt Morton Road, Belgrave South. Park opens at 7.30am daily. Closing times vary seasonally, please check signs at park entrance for closing time.

The reserve is home to many native animals and birds, including platypus. It's a great spot for a picnic or bush walk, with it's walking tracks, BBQ's and 28ha retarding basin. It's a great place to take your dog for a walk on a lead.

> Explore Birdsland Reserve

SkyHigh Mt Dandenong

Silvan Reservoir Park

Stonyford Rd, Silvan | Open Daily 9am to 4.30pm

Set in the foothills of the Ranges, Silvan Reservoir Park has landscaped picnic areas and open lawns surrounded by an impressive eucalypt forest, perfect for a picnic or barbecue. The dam carpark gives access to the observation area over the Silvan Reservoir. Dogs must be kept on a lead and are not permitted on the walking tracks.

> Silvan Reservoir Park

SkyHigh Mt Dandenong

Dog Friendly Wineries & Tours

If you want to explore some of the regions wine, you don't need to leave your dog behind or in the car. There are several wineries that welcome your dog on a lead. They have outdoor dining areas so you can stop for lunch. You can even organise a winery tour that allows you to take your dog along and experience some doggy pampering on the way.
> Explore Pooches and Pinot

> Explore Maddens Rise

> Explore Helen & Joey Estate

> Explore De Bertoli

> Explore Pooches and Pinot