Cloudehill Gardens & Seasons Restaurant
89 Olinda-Monbulk Rd, Olinda
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. Both are open 7 days 9am - 5pm.
Mt Morton Road, Belgrave South
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. Park opens at 7.30am daily. Closing times vary seasonally, please check signs at park entrance for closing time.
Alfred Nicholas Gardens
Sherbrooke Rd, Sherbrooke | Open Daily 10am - 5pm | Free
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.
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.
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.
Dog Friendly Walking Tracks
Where can you take your dog off-lead?
SkyHigh Mt Dandenong
Observatory Rd, Mt Dandenong | Open Daily 9am to 10pm
At the highest point of Mt Dandenong with spectacular views of Melbourne, dogs are welcome at SkyHigh but must be on a lead at all times. The observation area and outside bisto area are both accessible from outside so your dog is welcome to sit with you. There are gardens to explore and paths making this a varied spot to take your furry friend.