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William Ricketts Sanctuary

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Mount Dandenong Tourist Road, Mount Dandenong, Victoria, Australia
+61 3 9751 1300
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I loved visiting the William Ricketts Sanctuary. It was so peaceful to wander around and see the beautifully craved sculptures. Highly recommend.

Thank pickle2012
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a perfect time to visit on a cold windy day we had the place to ourselves and what a beautiful serene place it is. The sculptures are breathtaking and what a brilliant man with a incredible vision and understanding of the central desert people....More

Thank Vicki J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Definite need to see if you’re local to the area or passing through. Lots of things to see and so many photo opportunities. Great place created by an imaginative creative being. My daughter was surprisingly well behaved and loved looking for birds.

Thank Rachelle S
Reviewed 20 August 2018

This is an interesting place to stop if you want to really get a sense of the creativity of this sculptor. And the beauty of the bush in the Dandenongs. Best part is its free! Owned and managed by Parks Victoria. The lady on the...More

Thank Andrea P
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Brilliant spot sculpture in the forest, marvellous walk just outside of Melbourne in the Dandenongs, beautiful area.

Thank Bill D
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

Took a couple of American friends to the sanctuary. I hadn’t been there for 30 years. They were blown away with the experience and the beautiful setting and intriguing sculptures. This unique experience is now on my must do when entertaining overseas or interstate guests.

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Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

I was thinking this would be a bit of a lost couple of hours but was pleasantly surprised. Took a little time to get up there but not super hard to find and parking is easy. Not great for older people there is lots of...More

Thank Dustan R
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

What can you say about this place? Well it may sound corny or cliche , but it is something you have to experience. Words simply cannot do it justice. Williams Rickets sculptures capture his love of native animals, fauna and of course his close spiritual...More

Thank Craig M
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Lovely to wander thru the rain forest seeing indigenous sculptures as you walk. A history lesson while enjoying the serenity

Thank Michele W
Reviewed 5 June 2018

Coming from Skyhigh Dandenong, we took the other road going back. However, the weather wasn't really nice that day but was able to see some of the sculptures. We haven't seen them all but really is worth a visit.

Thank ShavyB
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Ruth w
23 January 2018|
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Response from HarlinaSodhi | Reviewed this property |
About 2 hours is quite enough. Gives you time to look around, soak in the ambience, take photos and read beautiful inscriptions under the statutes.
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