Dan­de­nong: A Cul­tural Ex­pe­ri­ence

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THE CITY OF GREATER DAN­DE­NONG, lo­cated just 30 min­utes from Mel­bourne’s CBD, is a ‘city con­nected by food’. This can be at­trib­uted to the fact this city is recog­nised as the most cul­tur­ally di­verse mu­nic­i­pal­ity within Vic­to­ria and sec­ond in the whole of Australia!

With over half of its pop­u­la­tion born over­seas, from over 155 dif­fer­ent birth­places, Greater Dan­de­nong of­fers the most de­li­cious foods and in­spir­ing arts and cul­tural precincts within an en­vi­ron­ment which sees all the cul­tural blends com­ing to­gether. You don’t need to travel over­seas, you don’t need a pass­port, just visit the City of Greater Dan­de­nong to get your di­verse cul­tural ex­pe­ri­ence.

The ma­jor­ity of na­tion­al­i­ties cel­e­brate their cul­tural days, in­de­pen­dence and re­li­gious days in style, shar­ing the ex­pe­ri­ence with lo­cals and visi­tors each year. The Arts and Cul­tural Precincts offer many choices, from the award-win­ning Drum The­atre, Walker Street Gallery and Arts Cen­tre show­cas­ing a broad range of ex­hi­bi­tions fea­tur­ing con­tem­po­rary art­works by emerg­ing and es­tab­lished artists.

In ad­di­tion to the food, arts and cul­ture, the tourism at­trac­tions con­tinue with Mel­bourne Ca­ble Park, a recre­ation fa­cil­ity that has an Aqua Fun Park, wake­board­ing around two full lake ca­ble sys­tems and stand up pad­dle board­ing, it’s fun suit­able for all the fam­ily.

The ac­tion con­tin­ues with Le Mans Go-karts, Vic­to­ria’s largest go-kart com­plex with 50 go-karts op­er­at­ing at one time over four tracks. At the same premises you can also take part in Paint­ball, Laser skir­mish or a com­bi­na­tion of them all, a fun filled ex­pe­ri­ence for all ages.

When you have tired of all the ac­tion, you can visit the Craft and Co Farm, sit­u­ated on a 40-acre vine­yard. Eat in the café and visit the cellar door and farm site which fea­tures en­ter­tain­ment while you get to en­joy ar­ti­san fresh food cooked by ex­pe­ri­enced chefs.

If you want to stay, the ac­com­mo­da­tion choices are vast, cater­ing for all bud­gets and fam­ily re­quire­ments. The City of Greater Dan­de­nong is a place to eat, shop, see and do. Just visit!

For in­for­ma­tion on var­i­ous ac­tiv­i­ties, go to grea­ter­dan­de­nong.com/visit

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