William Ricketts Sanctuary

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William Ricketts Sanctuary

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Oldjack
Greater Melbourne, Australia24,352 contributions
Serene And Quite Stunning
Apr. 2021
Firstly, it is very much open and not closed as indicated by Tripadvisor. William Ricketts (1898-1993) who settled in the Dandenongs in 1934 made many trips to Aboriginal communities in Central Australia between 1949 and 1960. The sanctuary has some 90 works, most about indigenous Australians carved into rocks or tree trunks amid dense tree frens and Mountain Ash
Written 1 April 2021
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familyxfive
Yinnar, Australia84 contributions
Worth a visit
Mar. 2020 • Couples
Lovely walk through William Ricketts Sanctuary. Interesting history and beautiful sculptures. It is also free! Definitely worth a visit.
Written 2 March 2020
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Jenni Dee
Chania, Greece48 contributions
A little treasure in the mountains
Jan. 2020 • Friends
A very pleasant afternoon spent wandering around. You don’t need long but it’s worth stopping for a bit to stretch your legs and appreciate Ricketts’ work. Make sure you read the statements dotted around.
Written 26 January 2020
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landueli
Adelaide, Australia408 contributions
Always amazing on the details
Jan. 2020 • Friends
To me a MUST when in Melbourne
Well worth to go out and visit as it's amazing the harmony between human art work and Mother Nature
Don't miss out on this visit

May not a great place with kids as they may are not so interested on this
Written 24 January 2020
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Melissa
Melbourne, Australia220 contributions
Worth the drive out of the city
Dec. 2019 • Friends
The drive alone up the this sanctuary is worth visiting alone.
Beautiful scenery outside of Melbourne central.
The sanctuary itself is beautiful. Very easy to walk around on the walking tracks with stunning artwork to stop and view along the way and some beautiful history to learn.
Allow at least an hour here and then make sure you continue to drive around and explore the rest of the Dandenong ranges.
Written 29 December 2019
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soudendyk
3 contributions
Nice walk through the forest
Oct. 2019 • Couples
Interesting to read the information about William Rickett and see the clay sculptures he passionately created.
Written 6 November 2019
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Warners1
Lake Macquarie, Australia1,202 contributions
Perfect place to stroll on a hot day.
Nov. 2019
This sanctuary is a credit to Victoria Parks. A free exhibition and walking paths to see the wonderful sculptures created by the late William Ricketts. Beautiful ferns and the wonderful Mountain Ash trees dominate this small area. Well worth a short visit for under an hour.
Written 1 November 2019
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steven s
melbourne18 contributions
Otherworldly
Oct. 2019 • Couples
A special place with a special vibration, I loved it, definitely worth the visit for the sculptures, the thought provoking words of wisdom. Take your time soak it in.
Written 19 October 2019
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Adam B
Melbourne, Australia27 contributions
Wandering Ricketts
Oct. 2019
Ideal little Sanctuary if you wish to wander around the walking track while observing the huge trees of Mt Dandenong, and the wonderful carvings of William Ricketts. There is a carving of the White God that looks remarkably like Tony Abbott, which we found quite funny. Fascinating history and Relaxed walk among the ferns too!
Written 12 October 2019
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Playa p
Playa del Carmen, Mexico31 contributions
BEST TO ENJOY ON A WARM DAY
Sep. 2019
You have to see the sculptures close up to appreciate the workmanship. Pictures alone, do not do them justice.
Written 9 October 2019
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