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William Ricketts Sanctuary

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Mount Dandenong Tourist Road, Mount Dandenong, Victoria 3767, Australia
+61 13 19 63
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Reviewed yesterday

This place is a hidden forest reserve where you can see all of William Ricketts wooden sculptures in forest setting and the best part of it, there is no entrance fees for the Sanctuary. You can easily spend a few hours admiring the beautiful wooden...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank CY_Chung
Reviewed 6 days ago

It was lovely wandering around the gardens and viewing the art work. I've lived in Melbourne my whole life and had no idea it was there!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank MissLeaLea
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's a lovely little sanctuary for an easy stroll through a forest setting to admire some truly incredible sculpture along the way.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Bananas28
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is truly amazing. I was given incorrect information at the train station. I almost pulled out. So pleased I stuck with it. Amazing works of art

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank KathyO952
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

This is a great place to go past, it is not huge but a great place to visit. Amazing art and great story. Nice walk.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jacob C
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Glad we went here to see Australia animals. It was a little disappointing that the animals were mostly asleep but the area was lush with plants and way through the property was marked and easy to follow. Really nice gift shop.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank blball520
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

William Rickets Sanctuary is an offer to a fiercely protective nature lover who blended flora fauna and humans through his blended sculptures. What a treat to see his work exactly how he created and why he did so. Must visit.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank hitulav
Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

Visited during the week when only a few other people were there. Peaceful, serene and a wonderful environment for quiet contemplation. Friendly park staff provided information and welcome briefing. Took our time and really spend time looking at each unique piece and the message the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank leannes927
Reviewed 26 October 2018

This is a very unique garden in Dandenong area which has plenty of other beautiful gardens too. There is no entry price. The artwork is crafty & impressive. The lady at the reception was friendly & informative. Highly recommended place to visit !

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Hammad A
Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

There aren't too many free things left to do around but I highly recommend that you take a trip to the Dandenongs and visit William Ricketts very interesting and the carvings are spectacular

Date of experience: October 2018
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Ruth w
23 January 2018|
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Response from HarlinaSodhi | Reviewed this property |
About 2 hours is quite enough. Gives you time to look around, soak in the ambience, take photos and read beautiful inscriptions under the statutes.
18 July 2017|
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Response from Matt H | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for late reply, you’ve probably already been. I don’t remember seeing any signs saying no dogs but I doubt you would be able to take dogs in there.
21 June 2015|
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Response from Robert S | Reviewed this property |
I would think you must rent a car and meander around the area of the sanctuary as the small towns / villages are amazing. I doubt if public transit goes there but I am not from the area. The sanctuary was mind boggling but... More