41 Terry's Ave, Belgrave
Dandenong Ranges, Victoria
Bed and Breakfast accommodation for Puffing Billy, getaways, wedding groups. Budget, self-catering options.
The magnificent National Park, Sherbrooke Forest is within walking distance, as is the Puffing Billy station, scenic Belgrave Lake Park, and the picturesque Trestle Bridge on the way to Selby. You are also close to tourist attractions such as the Ferntree Gully National Park with its ‘thousand steps’. The Burrinja Gallery in Upwey features contemporary art forms as well as the works of traditional and indigenous artists.
Located close to the all the amenities of Belgrave village, you can book a trip on one of Australia’s most treasured tourist attractions, the Puffing Billy train, which winds its way up to Emerald Lake. A bit of excitement at Trees Adventure. You may choose to see the latest movies at the Cameo cinema, or enjoy a snack or leisurely drink at some of the lively bars like Ruby's Lounge, Oscar's Bar or Bell's Tavern,, or savour a gourmet dinner at one of the local restaurants. There is also a supermarket and wide range of shops and services in the town.
In Sherbrooke Forest (Fauna List , Plant List) you can admire tree fern gullies under canopies of gigantic mountain ash trees (Eucalyptus Regnans). Over the years we have seen wallabies, wombats, echidnas, antichinus, lyrebirds, crimson rosellas, powerful owls and a myriad of smaller birds. The charming Belgrave Lake Park and Aura Vale Lake are nearby, and Birdsland in Belgrave Heights is a lovely place to spend an hour or so.
Belgrave is a major gateway to the Yarra Ranges, en route to Olinda with its National Rhododenron Gardens and Hamer Arboretum. As you pass through the hills communities you can visit a host of galleries, local artisans’ shops, award winning restaurants and tea houses on your way to nurseries, orchards, vegetable farms and wineries further out in the Yarra Valley.
Belgrave, Sherbrooke Forest, Puffing Billy and Lyrebirds
Belgrave is located in the Dandenongs, in the Yarra Ranges region of Victoria, about 35km east of Melbourne CBD. It is easily accessed by car via either the South Eastern or Eastern freeways, then Burwood Highway and/or Ferntree Gully Road.
Travelling by the rail system, you can enjoy a relaxing journey through suburbs including Box Hill and Ringwood, through the foothills of Upper Ferntree Gully to arrive at the township of Belgrave, which the tourist map designates the ‘Gateway to Puffing Billy and Sherbrooke Forest’.
At the edge of one of Victoria’s most loved National Parks, Belgrave enjoys the best of both worlds: the village’s history of forestry and agriculture merges with the businesses of today.
You can wander down to the supermarket, movie theatre, upbeat bars and restaurants or enjoy a couple of hours on the world class attraction of Puffing Billy which takes you to Emerald. If you want to explore the forest, you can saunter up to Ferny Creek, or Kallista, or across to Selby and enjoy the clear air and sounds of the forest.
The lyrebird, so named because of its tail which it displays when dancing or mimicking other birds, was the symbol of the former Shire of Sherbrooke. You may come across this wonderful ventriloquist as you meander along one of the numerous tracks or near a creek.
Crimson rosellas, kookaburras, yellow robins, rufous fantails, king parrots and many other birds live in the area. You might also be lucky enough to see a wallaby, wombat or echidna. Platypus also have been observed in the streams in the region.
Clarelee and a guide to the attractions of the Dandenongs can be found on the Dandenong Ranges Tourism web site.
'Room Only Tariff'
Sun-Thur $120 room/night Fri-Sat $140 room/night
'Tea and Toast Tariff’
Sun-Thur $130 room/night Fri-Sat $150 room/night
‘Self Catering Option’
Full access to kitchen and laundry by arrangement
Lee Emmett & Michael Hassett m: 0409 257 280