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Experience Dandenong holiday homes for rent

Dandenong is both a suburb of Melbourne and an administrative centre for local government in Victoria that positions you ideally for an outstanding holiday trip. From your holiday homes for rent in this area, you have access to relaxing nature walks and wildlife areas, sandy beaches with clear ocean waters, stunning lookout views of the coast and city, and all of the urban amenities offered by a nearby major city. Whatever your holiday travel goals might be, Dandenong has everything you need to make it an unforgettable trip.


Activities and attractions in and around Dandenong

Are you searching for attractions to visit during your stay? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Dandenong a fun place to get away to. These are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Puffing Billy Steam Train (9.6 mi / 15.4 km)
  • Woodlands Golf Club (6.4 mi / 10.3 km)
  • Victoria Golf Club (9.3 mi / 15 km)
  • Royal Melbourne Golf Club (10.1 mi / 16.2 km)
  • 100 Acres Reserve (14.7 mi / 23.6 km)
  • Monbulk Winery (15 mi / 24.1 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Dandenong

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to take in the scenery, Dandenong is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are some of the area’s most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • St. Kilda Beach (15.5 mi / 25 km)
  • Dandenong Ranges National Park (11.3 mi / 18.2 km)
  • Luna Park (15.3 mi / 24.6 km)
  • Royal Botanic Gardens (16.9 mi / 27.2 km)
  • Police Paddocks Reserve (2.7 mi / 4.4 km)
  • 1000 Steps Kokoda Walk (8.9 mi / 14.3 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Dandenong

Fly into Melbourne, VIC (MEB-Essendon), the closest airport, located 24.9 mi (40.1 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into Melbourne, VIC (MEL-Tullamarine), which is 29.6 mi (47.7 km) away.

If you'd rather travel by train, the main station is Dandenong Station.

How to get around

Getting to your Dandenong holiday accommodation

A trip to your Dandenong holiday accommodation will likely begin by flying into Melbourne. From there, shuttles or taxis can get you to your rental home. Train service to Dandenong railway station from Melbourne takes about 50 minutes, and there are bus services available as well. The Dandenong Creek Trail facilitates cycling around the region. You may choose to seek a car hire for the freedom to get around as you see fit. Many local attractions are eminently walkable, and hiking the nature trails is a great way to see the countryside.

Food & drink 

Outstanding local dishes in Dandenong

Dandenong and the surrounding regions are well known for their street food, and while you’re enjoying holiday rentals here, there are plenty of delicacies you’ll want to try. Barbecued Snags, a type of Australian sausage, are delicious and savory. Barramundi is a local fish whose buttery meat with crispy skin is best served pan fried or grilled. Meat pies are an amazing treat—a flaky pastry crust packed with ground meat, gravy and mashed potatoes. John Dory, another local fish, often forms a part of local fish and chips platters but has its own unique flavour.

Essential info

What to know about Dandenong

Dandenong is both a suburb and a city unto itself. Central Dandenong supports a full-time population of around 30,000 people, while the larger City of Greater Dandenong surrounding the suburb supports around 157,000 residents. About 28 percent of the population were born in Australia, with many residents being natives of Afghanistan, India, and other East Asian countries. Australian English is the dominant language, though 77 percent of homes are multilingual. Its proximity to both the Dandenong Ranges and the city of Melbourne allows access to both urban and outdoor activities.

Where to stay near Dandenong?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 150 holiday rentals near Dandenong. From 70 Houses to 31 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Dandenong is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Dandenong?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Dandenong. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Dandenong Plaza: 2,185 holiday rentals
  • Dandenong Market: 2,210 holiday rentals
  • Drum Theatre: 2,224 holiday rentals
  • Dandenong Hospital: 2,196 holiday rentals
  • Melbourne Central: 2,207 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Dandenong listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Dandenong?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 70 Houses in Dandenong. Our other popular types of Dandenong holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 31 holiday houses
  • Villas: 7 holiday houses
  • Cabins: 8 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Dandenong?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 12 holiday homes with pool available in Dandenong. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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