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William Ricketts Sanctuary

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Address: Mount Dandenong Tourist Road, Mount Dandenong, Victoria, Australia
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Interesting stroll

My husband and I stumbled across this park and were intrigued by the beautiful timber carving with each corner of the park holding a secret. William Rickett seemed to be quite an... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chellemac
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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29 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I stumbled across this park and were intrigued by the beautiful timber carving with each corner of the park holding a secret. William Rickett seemed to be quite an eccentric Artist with a love of the natural environment and its people. A rather fascinating walk, enjoyable.

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Cocoa Beach, Florida
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25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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72 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited this amazing sanctuary with friends, Pat and Bruce Greig who live in Melbourne but have never visited so that added a nice touch to the visit. It was one of the most spiritual experiences I have ever "experienced"! I would return again and again if I lived there as it had a huge impact on my life.

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1 Thank Robert S
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed the quiet of this place. Afternoon tea in the cafe across the road watching the birds. A very enjoyable afternoon. And unusually the visit to the Sanctuary was free.

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Thank JeanieWeeny
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Extremely interesting and a beautiful place to stroll through. Great photo opportunities. A little tricky to cross the road with little kiddies

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice drive, great views of different areas of Melbourne, I love trees and nature so that is great too. I go there to talk on my ham radios and the coverage is great.

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Mooroolbark, Australia
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Such a beautiful relaxing place awesome sculptures and the gardens are truly magical clean crisp air highly recommend it

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Sydney, Australia
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33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a must visit. The detail of the mans sculptures are incredible and the whole feel of the garden is indescribable. Save yourself a lot of money and buy a public transport card. A whole days pass for just over $8:00 per adult, and make a donation to the Sanctuary instead.

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1 Thank Muscfam
Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the William Ricketts Sanctuary on the Easter weekend away in Mount Dandenong.  What a beautiful tranquil rainforest surrounded by amazing clay sculptures of Aboriginal people carved into rocks and tree trunks.  Highly recommended,  a must see. Truly amazing!!!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We drove straight here from Melbourne. Sculptures are really well done, though a bit 'samey'. Once you've seen a few the rest are quite similar. The walk is lovely by itself though, so they are just added incentive. It had been raining so everything was fresh and cool. Saw some real-life miniature 'lobsters' on the path, a well as a... More 

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