Just east of Melbourne, the Dandenong Ranges rise toward the sky.1 Mount Dandenong itself is the tallest of the mountains at around 2,075 feet high, but it is not the only peak that affords clear views of Victoria’s capital city.2
The Dandenongs are protected as a national park and provide shelter for a variety of birds including kookaburras and lyrebirds.3 They are also renowned for their stands of mountain ash; growing to heights of over 300 feet, they are the tallest flowering plants and some of the tallest trees in the world.4
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- Facts. Yarra Valley & Dandenong Ranges Marketing. Accessed 5 May 2013.
- Yarra Valley & Dandenong Ranges. Travel Victoria. Accessed 5 May 2013.
- Dandenong Ranges National Park. Parks Victoria. Accessed 5 May 2013.
- Doherty, Cain. Mountain Ash: The Evanescent Giants of Australian Forests. A Bolt from the Blue. 2 Dec. 2009. Accessed 5 May 2013.