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Kilsyth

Kilsyth, 32km east of Melbourne, is a small residential precinct in the foothills of the Dandenong Ranges. The original township grew up around regional orchards in the early part of the 20th century, but by the 1950s weekend retreats were rising on the Kilsyth hillsides.

Over the last 30 years, however, more and more city commuters have chosen to make their homes in the township which now has a population of about 10,500. The town is supported by six schools, a large shopping centre and community facilities.

The community is well served with sporting facilities and recreation reserves including the Elizabeth Bridge Reserve which embraces a lake and community house.

A pleasant drive east on the Mt Dandenong Tourist Road takes you to Kalorama and the Yarra Shire Council"s Karwarra Australian Plant Garden. Slightly more than half of the 2ha reserve is made up of landscaped gardens, while the rest conserves native grasses, herbs and trees including stringybark, narrow leaf peppermint, mountain grey gum and blackwood wattle.

Kilsyth: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Mount Dandenong Arboretum


The Mount Dandenong Arboretum extends over 16 hectares and contains a collection of maturing deciduous trees and conifers from around the world. 'Arboretum' is a Latin word meaning a place for trees and an Arboretum can simply be called a 'tree museum'.

Things to do
- Enjoy a relaxing sensory experience of walking under mature tree canopies, scrunching on aromatic pine needles and looking upward through branches to the sky.
- Picnic in the meadow with views to the Great Dividing Range framed by tall trees.
- Walk up to Mount Dandenong Observatory for the spectacular view east across the city of Melbourne or walk along one of the many tracks in the Dandenong Ranges National Park trail network.

Before you go
Conditions can change in parks for many reasons. For the latest information on changes to local conditions, please visit the relevant park page on the Parks Victoria website.

Be bushfire ready in the great outdoors. Refer to the Bushfire Safety section on the Parks Victoria website for tips on how to stay safe.




Ridge Rd
Mount Dandenong, VIC, 3767

Located 5.2K from Kilsyth

Kilsyth: Events

Melbourne Welsh Male Choir


A Christmas tradition for Mooroolbark Community Centre, the acclaimed Melbourne Welsh Male Choir returns to ring in the festive season with a 40 voice ensemble.

This truly splendid choir will fill the Red Earth Theatre with booming baritones and smooth melodies, delivering a world-class program of musical hits and popular Welsh repertoire.

These experts of four-part harmonies have toured the United States of America, Canada and the United Kingdom, including the Royal Albert Hall and Wales's own Cardiff Arms Park, where they performed with Tom Jones and Dame Gwyneth Jones.

Join with us and Director David Ashton-Smith in this very special Christmas event.


Event Dates
2016
      17th Dec


125 Brice Avenue
Mooroolbark, VIC, 3138

Located 1.9K from Kilsyth

Australian Chainsaw Carving Championships 2017 at SkyHigh Mount Dandenong proudly sponsored by STIHL


SkyHigh presents the Australian Chainsaw Carving Championship 2016 proudly sponsored by STIHL.

Tuesday 17th January, 2017 9:00am to 5:00pm.
Wednesday 18th January, 2017 9:00am to 5:00pm.
Thursday 19th January, 2017 9:00am to 5:00pm.
Friday 20th January, 2017 9:00am to 5:00pm.
Saturday 21st January, 2017 9:00am to 12:00pm.

Carvings will be available to buy onsite at the conclusion of the event.

See the best local and international carvers from Japan, Canada, USA and UK. Do not be misled by the use of chainsaws, the sculptors wield them like a conductor's baton, turning plain logs into amazing works of art.


Event Dates
2017
      17th Jan
      18th Jan
      19th Jan
      20th Jan
      21st Jan


26 Observatory Road
Mount Dandenong, VIC, 3767

Located 4.5K from Kilsyth

SkyHigh Boxing Day Buffet Lunch


After a stunning drive through the Dandenong Ranges you will arrive at SkyHigh with a jaw-dropping view as your backdrop.

Dine in SkyHigh's stunning functions and events centre located on their upper level and enjoy a full buffet lunch.

Bookings are essential. For further details, availability and reservations please contact the events team at SkyHigh.



Event Dates
2016
      26th Dec


26 Observatory Road
Mount Dandenong, VIC, 3767

Located 4.5K from Kilsyth

SkyHigh Christmas Day 2016


SkyHigh Christmas Day 2016, you can enjoy a full festive lunch and dinner buffet. Located in SkyHigh's upper floor function and events centre. They also have the option of lunch in their lower floor restaurant.

Contact for lunch prices per person or a quote for your group. Prices includes full buffet, beer, wine, soft drinks and standard spirits. Bookings are essential.

See their website for the full Christmas menu.


Event Dates
2016
      25th Dec


26 Observatory Road,
PO Box 190
Mount Dandenong, VIC, 3767

Located 4.5K from Kilsyth

SkyHigh's Combined Christmas Parties


Join us at SkyHigh for a magical night of dancing and celebrations. Treat your staff for their end of year Christmas Party or come along with a group of friends to enjoy pre Christmas festivities.

A DJ will get the party started with entertainment, a photo screen and props. Dress in something unique and fun if the mood takes you - prizes awarded for the best costumes.

Price includes canapes, a glass of wine on arrival and a three course meal. Book a table from 2 to 200 guests.


Event Dates
2016
      9th Dec
      10th Dec


26 Observatory Road
Mount Dandenong, VIC, 3767

Located 4.5K from Kilsyth

New Year's Eve in SkyHigh's Lower Level Restaurant


Ring in the New Year with a group of friends at the stunning SkyHigh Mount Dandenong. This event is located in the lower level restaurant. Price includes a six course degustation menu and a DJ.

Bookings are essential - please call or visit the website for more information.


Event Dates
2016
      31st Dec


26 Observatory Road
Mount Dandenong, VIC, 3767

Located 4.5K from Kilsyth

SkyHigh Regional World's Longest Lunch Mount Dandenong


SkyHigh is proud to be part of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival in its landmark 25th year.

Enjoy a delicious lunch whilst seated at the long table at SkyHigh Mount Dandenong with spectacular views over Melbourne and beyond at the highest point of the Dandenong Ranges. Lunch is designed by Head Chef - Richard Johnston, using local produce from the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges.

Carefully matched wines with each course complete this stunning experience.


Event Dates
2017
      31st Mar


26 Observatory Road
Mount Dandenong, VIC, 3767

Located 4.5K from Kilsyth

New Year's Eve Gala Dinner Dance at SkyHigh Mount Dandenong


Just 45 minutes from Melbourne CBD and you will be SkyHigh on the uppermost reach of the Dandenong Ranges. Welcome the New Year in style.

A delicious dinner while watching the firework celebrations over Melbourne city and beyond. Six course degustation menu, live band for entertainment and beer, wine, soft drinks and basic spirits are included.

$165 per person

Please see the website for menu details.


Event Dates
2016
      31st Dec


26 Observatory Road,
PO Box 190
Mount Dandenong, VIC, 3767

Located 4.5K from Kilsyth

2017 Australian Chainsaw Carving Championships proudly sponsored by STIHL


SkyHigh Mount Dandenong proudly presents the 2017 Australian Chainsaw Carving Championships proudly sponsored by STIHL.

See carvers in action at one of Victoria's most popular tourist destinations. Don't miss out on this amazing event with the ideal backdrop of sweeping views of Melbourne.

Some of the best chainsaw carvers from Australia will be joined by competitors from Japan, Canada, Czech Republic and United States of America.

Don't be misled by the use of chainsaws, the sculptors wield them like a conductor's baton, turning plain logs into amazing works of art, they are artists, just with a different canvas.

This year will be an Australiana theme to celebrate this wonderful country, so watch the carvers bring their A game.


Event Dates
2017
      17th Jan
      18th Jan
      19th Jan
      20th Jan
      21st Jan
      22nd Jan


26 Observatory Road
Mount Dandenong, VIC, 3767

Located 4.8K from Kilsyth

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