Dandenong is a vibrant enclave known for its multicultural community. The neighbourhood is set on the banks of Dandenong Creek and is a short drive, bus or train ride from the Melbourne CBD, making it an ideal base for exploring the South Australian capital.
Things to do in Dandenong
Stroll along thoroughfares such as Lonsdale Street and discover some of the best international restaurants in Melbourne. Dig into Chinese, Indian, Sri Lankan, Afghani, Lebanese and more. Step into the bustling Dandenong Market to browse seasonal produce, colourful spices and fresh-cut flowers.
The handsome Dandenong Town Hall was built in 1890 and is a local landmark. Today it’s been reimagined as a contemporary performing arts venue where you can enjoy productions by the award-winning Dandenong Theatre Company.
Dandenong is a great base for exploring the Mornington Peninsula and the Dandenong Ranges. Bask on picturesque beaches such as Sorrento and Diamond Bay and discover lush hiking trails and wildlife sanctuaries in Dandenong National Park.
Dandenong is 30 kilometres south-east of Melbourne’s city centre. Parking is available and the neighbourhood is well-serviced by local buses. Trains run between Flinders Street Station and Dandenong Station in around 45 minutes and Melbourne Airport is a one-hour drive away.