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William Ricketts Sanctuary, Mount Dandenong

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  • This place lives up to its reputation. It really is lovely and the carvings were intricate, beautifully done and interweaved amongst the surrounding trees, rocks and ferns. We were lucky to go midwint...  more »
  • Rainforest meet clay artist, seems too simplistic to describe this artist. This smaller than I imagined from seeing this place on Billy Connolly's World Tour of Australia" A true artist blending natur...  more »
  • Driven by this place a number of times but never stopped. We decided to stop last week and were greeted with a serene garden with what seems like huge rock sculptures. They were well done and very rea...  more »
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  • Magical place full with works by Australian sculptor William Ricketts. Entry is free with a donation box situated near the entrance. The ceramics are primarily of an indigenous and spiritual nature. The fired ceramic pieces sit mostly outdoors moulded onto huge rocks surrounded by native bush. A 45 minutes walk around the undulating (and steep in places) pathways, it is easy to spend a few hours. Good audio and audio visual information is present. Hugely interesting for all ages.
  • William Ricketts is a nice stop for a bit of sight seeing. It's relatively small so it doesn't take much time at all to go through and see the different carvings and beautiful foliage. We did see a few native birds which was cool as well. Worth a stop if you're in that area. Yes, the parking lot is across the street, down a hill, and could be a bit strenuous for some, but otherwise a nice stop...And hey! it's FREE. So don't forget to leave a little donation in the box on your way out.
  • One of the coolest things in Australia! Lovely sculptures in a beautiful backdrop. Free entry is also a bonus. It's definitely worth stopping here if you're in the Dandenong ranges!
  • Just incredible. Perfect time of year to go too as all of the mushrooms are out and all the moss is vivid and alive. Truly moving wandering around.
  • Amazing story. Amazing place. Not too big not too small. I loved the fresh air and looking up into the tall trees.

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