William Ricketts Sanctuary, Mount Dandenong

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  • Went here in March 2018, free entry. Parking is free, across the road from the sanctuary. Beautiful trees and greenery. Very interesting sculptures from William Ricketts. Lovely walk around the sanctu...  more »
  • What a beautiful sanctuary in the heart of the dandenongs. Definitely worth a visit to see the amazing sculptures and rainforest.  more »
  • I have lived in the Dandenong Ranges all of my life and this was my first visit! I can't believe I waited this long. I went with my very inquisitive and talkative 7 year old daughter. We were greeted ...  more »
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  • Such a peaceful a spot in an easily accessible park of Mount Dandenong. My advice, DO NOT GO ON A WEEKEND! I went on a Wednesday afternoon to avoid crowds and there were still a decent amount of people there. I went to the nearby cafe to wait for the tours to leave and had a beautiful afternoon wondering at all of William Ricketts creations with very few others. Very eye opening and humbling experience. Highly recommend.
  • Excellent place to visit. Great art work by William and very well preserved. A beautiful walk while seeing and praising his art work. They have set up to play movie / documentary about his life, his aspirations and his work. His love for nature and his passion for art is very clear in his work. Its a great place to visit and feel refreshed. If you love art and nature then this is a place to go. There is a cafe across the road and also few other places around to look.
  • One of my favourite places in the world. I take overseas friends here. It is my spiritual place where I feel connected. Beautiful carvings, trees & fernery & the air is so fresh. I usually drive up to the Pig & Whistle Tavern at the top of the hill for lunch & visit this special place on the way home.
  • It was so peaceful and amazing. I had a great time there. It has free entry and if you would like an audio guide that explains about each statue, you can get it for $5
  • Beautiful place to visit in Mount Dandenong. Extremely peaceful unless you have to share the sanctuary with a busload of tourists. The sculptures are amazing. Although it is a free attraction they accept donations. Most of park is wheelchair accessible.

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