Dandenong: A Cultural Experience
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