The Australiana Tree
….. was designed and sculptured by renowned artist Leigh (Roy) Conkie over 3 weeks in April & May 2006. When SkyHigh was redeveloped in 2004 the stump of this Eucalyptus Obliqua (Messmate) was approximately 8 metres high. The top 3 metres were lopped and used for the nearby seat and the balance was left to create this superb masterpiece!
Percy Possum's House
Inspired by classic children's stories and guaranteed to ignite their imagination.
Igor the giant has lived in this region for hundreds of years. Igor likes nothing better than to sit at SkyHigh & enjoy the view, so we built him a chair!
Feel free to enjoy it, but if Igor happens along, it would be smart to offer him his chair back!
The legend of the wishing tree began around 1900.
This area was heavily wooded and a 4 year old boy, Billy Langton became lost.
His father searched everywhere and finally came to this spot. He wished he could find his son and as he looked through the circle in the tree he saw young Billy squatting beside the creek.
Local legend says if you wish hard enough and look through the magic circle your wish will come true!
Sky High Maze
Come and be amazed as you discover the four secret areas hidden with in the SkyHigh maze. Around every corner a mystery awaits, filled with sculptures, illusions and butterflies. Stamp your passport along the way - once you've discovered all four, collect your prize to become a SkyHigh maze master!
Children can discover the world outside the SkyHigh Mt. Dandenong bistro, which leaves mum and dad time for a relaxing glass of wine or a soothing coffee.
The two ton globe spins effortlessly on the pressure of the water; I dare you to resist giving it a push!
The grounds at SkyHigh Mount Dandenong have been extensively refurbished. Whilst the original ramps and rockeries in front of the building have been retained, it is the rear of the site that has been dramatically reshaped.
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Surrounded by sweeping lawns is The English Garden, set beneath the canopy of majestic Australian Blackwoods which provide dappled shade and are a haven for the local bird life. A pebbled creek runs through the garden, and a series of bridges allow visitors to pause and enjoy gently cascading water and reflective ponds. The garden offers year round interest with a variety of flowering shrubs, perennials, deciduous trees, and a feast of foliage plants. Repeat plantings in silver and burgundy add a sense of calm and harmony, whilst groups of flaxes provide exciting highlights.
The Secret Garden offers a tranquil setting for wedding ceremonies, name giving or private functions. A traditional lychgate opens onto a lawn, which is bounded by a two tiered hedge.
Due to an overwhelming demand for photos in our immaculately kept gardens, wedding photos can only be taken with a prior appointment and fees do apply.
Moving further into the garden one discovers a beautiful gazebo situated at the far end. A bank of roses, mass planted liriopes and azaleas with a backdrop of brush fencing completes the picture of this truly tranquil space.
National park walks
There are many fabulous walks in the Dandenong Ranges. SkyHigh directly links to a meandering forest loop of approx 800m (ideal for families) or a more demanding walk to visit the historic Kyeema monument, site of the 1938 plane crash. (approx 4km return)