SkyHigh Mount Dandenong
Located less than one hour from the Melbourne CBD, on the uppermost reach of the Dandenong Ranges, amid trendy ferny glades and lush towering native woods, SkyHigh is just one of Victoria’s premier tourist attractions with majestic views to become experienced afternoon or night within the Melbourne skyline.
From the 1970s and’80s, the area has been an iconic Melbourne appeal, also has been well-known to many Melburnians; nonetheless, in the early 1990s the site fell into disrepair, and the construction started to appear aged and dilapidated. What had been a massive tourist attraction immediately slipped from the heads of Melburnians. This culminated with the location being closed down entirely in 1997. The restaurant and surrounding landscapes were awarded a $3.5 million facelift, and also the location re-opened in December 2004, together with the name formally being shifted from”Mount Dandenong Observatory” into the present”SkyHigh Mount Dandenong“.
The renovations to the location included the building of a upstairs balcony and a enlarged viewing window. Apart from work on the construction itself, the surrounding property was graded and landscaped, and several new plants added along with the hedge maze began.
The English world has increased significantly since being implanted in 2005. It includes meandering gravel trails and many wooden arch bridges crossing a man-made flow, built as part of the renovations.
The SkyHigh Maze, made by John Connellan, started in 2007. The compilation comprises garden squares made round fountains. Immediately perishing after being hit by lightning from 2006, it’s been pushed into the form of several indigenous animals at a totem pole fashion.
Binoculars about the viewing terrace provide people a opportunity to view Melbourne in greater detail.
The Kugel ball is a sculpture comprising a massive granite ball backed by a really thin film of water. With this setup the pump could be turned off leading to an instantaneous halt into the spinning world.
The Giant’s Chair is a massive novelty wooden seat on the front yard of the location.
SkyHigh bistro is currently open for coffee and kiosk things from 9.15am with plenty of outside chairs, the bistro lunch menu begins at 11am. Pop up pub menu on the front lawn Friday to Sunday from 12pm along with the SkyHigh restaurant is open for dinner from 5.30pm Friday to Sunday (reservations required). Gardens, Maze and Forest Walks are open to the General Public. There’s tons of room to keep your distance, clear your head and get some fresh air.
Check the website to see which particular event events are coming up in SkyHigh, from a Buffet Lunch for your Mum on Mother’s Day, to intimate Valentine’s Day dinners and of course, fantastic Christmas and New Year’s Eve dinners with music and entertainment for this party vibe.
There’s plenty to do year round at Sky High, from the FREE activities laid on school holiday at the Children’s Festivals (April, September & January) to special occasion dining for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Valentine’s Day, Christmas Lunch and Dinner and New Year’s Eve celebrations. So check the website for information and see you soon up at SkyHigh.
You can go to SkyHigh anytime since it is open 7 days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner and has dining choices to suit everybody, with two cafés, the Lower Level bistro for dinner and lunch.
SkyHigh is just one of Melbourne’s most spectacular destinations to visit with family members and friends, and it’s less than an hour out of Melbourne. At an elevation of 630m, it is the greatest natural viewing point in the whole of Victoria, affording shocking views of Melbourne’s skyline across to Port Philip Bay and outside. In the Summer, relax on the lawns and utilize the BBQs supplied to sizzle a feast for family and friends with that wonderful view as your background. And when you’ve eaten, take a wander through the bush tracks or explore the hedge maze with your kids, find the secret garden, and determine whether Percy Possum is dwelling at his Possum House.