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William Ricketts Sanctuary

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Mount Dandenong Tourist Road, Mount Dandenong, Victoria, Australia
+61 3 9751 1300
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Mount Dandenong Tourist Road, Mount Dandenong, Victoria, Australia
+61 3 9751 1300
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved this place when visiting over 35 years ago and always hankered to go back. I've changed a lot in that time, and it has evolved too especially with William Ricketts having died in 1993 in his mid-90s. To sit and listen to him...More

Thank NZer_101
Reviewed 5 weeks 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...More

Thank Chellemac
Reviewed 11 May 2017

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...More

Thank lshows428
Reviewed 7 May 2017

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...More

1  Thank Robert S
Reviewed 6 May 2017 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.

Thank JeanieWeeny
Reviewed 3 May 2017

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

Thank Hamish S
Reviewed 2 May 2017

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.

Thank johnno_Flemington
Reviewed 26 April 2017

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

Thank t0mt0m61
Reviewed 25 April 2017 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,...More

1  Thank Muscfam
Reviewed 25 April 2017

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!!!

Thank Leah P
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Hi I will be staying in Melbourne for December this year. I would love to visit the sanctuary whilst there, but will not have my own transport. Is sit possible to visit using Public Transport? Kind regards Ruth Courtney
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