William Ricketts Sanctuary, Mount Dandenong

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  • Is 5 stars for rating all there is? Certainly deserves a lot more ... From the moment you enter this magical place, you know this place is special. The artwork set in amongst the ferns and plants , mu...  more »
  • walk between the sculptures of the Aboriginals of the hand of William Rickett who dedicated his life to the spirit of the Aboriginals. We bought a book on the subject, but the texts are very heavy to read. It's free but it is a box of donations. I have seen that the majority of visitors ignore it but in my opinion, the box is not well placed.
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  • On a beautiful sunny day,, on a spur of the moment we decided to drive up to this sanctuary, perhaps one of best places I’ve been to in a long time. Not only is it stunningly beautiful with carving ou...  more »
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  • Beautiful sanctuary. Lots of excellent information about William and his beliefs. Inspiring to take more care of both nature and our indigenous brothers and sisters.
  • I found this place by chance, and it is absolutely worth a visit. The art work is just beautiful. If you are going on a hot day, take water and spray some insect repellant all over you. If you have babies, better not take a pram even though there are paved paths, but there are some places where you can't get to with the pram. Just take a baby carrier. The parking is down the road of the sanctuary, so you have to be careful while crossing the road. Friendly staff and there's even a baby changing room. Worth a visit if you're into art and wilderness.
  • Parking is across a busy road but worth the short walk to William Ricketts Sanctuary. Staff are friendly & helpful. Artwork is amazing, especially surrounded with forest setting. His passion for aboriginal people & his spirituality shines through. Loved it
  • A lovely walk among the sculptures at William Rickets Sanctuary is a walk worth doing lovely & cool in the summer months in the Magnificent Dandenong Ranges Melbourne Victoria Australia 🇦🇺
  • Just to enjoy the surroundings is magical! He did more than 80 carvings, displayed all over the sanctuary. Make sure you watch the videos. The ground is small, but worth spending one hour here. I find the video particularly insightful. He brought out the best from the lyrebirds that not many can. I marvel at his level of respect from the lyrebirds! Lyrebirds are Australia’s magical bird! Only a lucky few can see them lurking at dusk or dawn in the bush - mimicking other birds and sounds of surrounds. The sounds of chainsaw is famously noted. They run away each time I come close! This man could make the lyrebird dance and displayed its feathers! Wow! Makes me more determined! A new cafe just opened next to the carpark! Check it out!! Hope it helps

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