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William Ricketts Sanctuary

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Mount Dandenong Tourist Road, Mount Dandenong, Victoria 3767, Australia
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All reviews amazing sculptures spiritual place free entry dandenong area dandenong ranges aboriginal culture natural setting parks victoria mountain ash tree ferns across the road his passion overseas visitors information centre nice walk couple of hours great place to visit
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very interesting walk in the woods. If you don't pay close attention you will walk right past some of the sculptures that are placed in the woods. Very interesting story.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank flatsdad
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited this beautiful garden yesterday...what a spiritual experience it was. You can wander around forever here and just breathe in the fresh, clean air in this serene location. Take time to really SEE these beautiful works of art..they are indeed magical. Don't worry about taking...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank AndCo77
Reviewed 17 December 2018

This place is a hidden forest reserve where you can see all of William Ricketts wooden sculptures in forest setting and the best part of it, there is no entrance fees for the Sanctuary. You can easily spend a few hours admiring the beautiful wooden...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 12 December 2018

It was lovely wandering around the gardens and viewing the art work. I've lived in Melbourne my whole life and had no idea it was there!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank MissLeaLea
Reviewed 25 November 2018 via mobile

It's a lovely little sanctuary for an easy stroll through a forest setting to admire some truly incredible sculpture along the way.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Bananas28
Reviewed 19 November 2018 via mobile

This is truly amazing. I was given incorrect information at the train station. I almost pulled out. So pleased I stuck with it. Amazing works of art

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank KathyO952
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

This is a great place to go past, it is not huge but a great place to visit. Amazing art and great story. Nice walk.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank C8225NDjacobc
Reviewed 6 November 2018

Glad we went here to see Australia animals. It was a little disappointing that the animals were mostly asleep but the area was lush with plants and way through the property was marked and easy to follow. Really nice gift shop.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank blball520
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

William Rickets Sanctuary is an offer to a fiercely protective nature lover who blended flora fauna and humans through his blended sculptures. What a treat to see his work exactly how he created and why he did so. Must visit.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank hitulav
Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

Visited during the week when only a few other people were there. Peaceful, serene and a wonderful environment for quiet contemplation. Friendly park staff provided information and welcome briefing. Took our time and really spend time looking at each unique piece and the message the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Ruth w
22 January 2018|
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Response from Earthwise-Woman | Reviewed this property |
A few hours at least to have a good explore....
18 July 2017|
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Response from Matt H | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for late reply, you’ve probably already been. I don’t remember seeing any signs saying no dogs but I doubt you would be able to take dogs in there.
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