Local Attractions

Canterbury’s Local Attractions 

We’ve got a great central location, helping you make the most out of your trip. 

Canterbury International Hotel is conveniently located at the gateway to the beautiful Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges, and just 20 minutes from the bustling Melbourne CBD. 

Check out the abundance of local attractions during your stay: 

Puffing Billy 

This historical steam train is only a short drive or train ride from Canterbury International Hotel. 

Whether you’re looking for something quick or a full day activity, Puffing Billy has train ride options to suit your itinerary. The perfect standalone experience in the Dandenong Ranges, add a Puffing Billy journey to your touring schedule today! 

Australia’s premier steam railway operates every day of the year (except for Christmas). 

Sky High

Don’t miss one of the best vantage points to see Melbourne from up in the clouds! 

You won’t be disappointed when you take a scenic drive up Mount Dandenong—this major tourist attraction offers breath-taking views of our iconic city. 

While you’re at it, enjoy the Sky High bistro for something to eat as you take in the majestic scenery. Walk in the stunning surrounding gardens or adventure into their giant maze. 

Cloudehill Gardens

Positioned at an altitude of 580 metres, this is a must-see experience for lovers of nature. 

Situated just past the historical township of Olinda, you’ll find Cloudehill Gardens. Internationally renowned, this is a perfect destination for those wanting a truly unique garden experience. 

Don’t forget to enjoy the culinary delights at the enchanting Cloudehill Restaurant—also a must for its spectacular views of the surrounding gardens and ranges. 

Kakoda Memorial Walk

Known locally as the 1000 steps, this is a great activity for those who like to stay active! 

Just a short drive from Canterbury International Hotel is the Kokoda Memorial Walk. The walk, whilst steep, is also invigorating and provides an amazing forest experience with spectacular views. 

Known for its historical reference to the Kokoda Trail, the National Park also offers information points to enhance the experience. If you’re seeking an adventure and would like to take a step into the forest—this activity is for you! 

Tesselaar Tulip & Kabloom Festival

Held annually in April and October, you won’t want to miss this amazing display of flower power. 

This internationally renowned Tulip Festival is a major Spring event in the Dandenong Ranges. Enjoy the amazing and aromatic display of floral colours at its fullest in the Autumn months. 

You won’t run out of things to do during your stay at Canterbury. 

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