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William Ricketts Sanctuary

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

Is 5 stars for rating all there is? Certainly deserves a lot more ... From the moment you enter this magical place, you know this place is special. The artwork set in amongst the ferns and plants , mushrooms and moss dotted in between, and...More

Thank Veronica P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On a beautiful sunny day,, on a spur of the moment we decided to drive up to this sanctuary, perhaps one of best places I’ve been to in a long time. Not only is it stunningly beautiful with carving out of trees of many faces,...More

1  Thank HarlinaSodhi
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This Sanctuary is the very eloquent expression and labour of love of a man with a tremendous empathy for the Australian Aboriginal People, indigenous animals and flora. His incredibly unique sculptures, presented in the forms of 'spirits of the forest,' are a testimony to this...More

Thank Andy C
Reviewed 10 December 2017

This is a great park with wonderful art in a totally natural setting and it is free to enter.Take a stroll through the ferny paths and see some great artwork that is quite unique. Parking is limited.

Thank Oldjack
Reviewed 13 November 2017

Spent about 3 hours wandering around here. It is fascinating and beautiful. Parks and Gardens staff were very helpful. It is an absolute treasure

1  Thank Divetraveller62
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

What wonderful creations William has created. A nice little walk through with family, breathing in the fresh air was a bonus.

1  Thank Nhartland
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Not really my taste but I was still bowled over by the passion William Ricketts had for nature. Do take the time to watch the movie where as an old man he explains his philosophy, it is fascinating. Some of the sculptures are a bit...More

1  Thank SuzannahA
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Unsure what exactly to expect, we went open minded. Parking was located across the road and reasonably easy access to the sanctuary site. Free entry, would recommend an average level of fitness mainly because there are a few steps. The beauty of the place was...More

2  Thank Stef C
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Really amazing sculpture, gorgeous gardens, beautiful drive and views. very interesting philosophy. Recommend it to newcomers.

1  Thank Jennifer C
Reviewed 3 October 2017

This is a unique place to visit and needs a bit of time to appreciate everything the little house where you can watch 2 movies to catch up with the history of the garden and his owner. Very interesting. All the sculptures are sitting in...More

1  Thank zauberwald
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18 July 2017|
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Response from Muscfam | Reviewed this property |
Can't be sure. You would need to contact them. 03 8627 4700
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