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William Ricketts Sanctuary

Mount Dandenong Tourist Road, Mount Dandenong, Victoria, Australia
+61 3 9751 1300
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Mount Dandenong Tourist Road, Mount Dandenong, Victoria, Australia
+61 3 9751 1300
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Rainforest meet clay artist, seems too simplistic to describe this artist. This smaller than I imagined from seeing this place on Billy Connolly's World Tour of Australia" A true artist blending nature along with his white & indigenous world with the material of the earth,...More

Thank Brian S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Driven by this place a number of times but never stopped. We decided to stop last week and were greeted with a serene garden with what seems like huge rock sculptures. They were well done and very realistic and seemed to merge with the landscape...More

Thank Werner R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is amazing piece of wood craving. Gr8 masterpiece and brilliant piece of Art, desgn and sculptures. A must go place if anyone visiting Mount Dandenong Region

Thank Ashok S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

William Ricketts created a beautiful sanctuary filled with over 100 clay sculptures. Through his artwork his theme of a modern Australia that embraces Aboriginal spirituality and respect for the natural world is conveyed. The sanctuary itself is located in a serene fern glade thick with...More

Thank globetrekkerphx
Reviewed 13 June 2017

I loved this place when visiting over 35 years ago and always hankered to go back. I've changed a lot in that time, and it has evolved too especially with William Ricketts having died in 1993 in his mid-90s. To sit and listen to him...More

Thank NZer_101
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

My husband and I stumbled across this park and were intrigued by the beautiful timber carving with each corner of the park holding a secret. William Rickett seemed to be quite an eccentric Artist with a love of the natural environment and its people. A...More

Thank Chellemac
Reviewed 11 May 2017

William Ricketts is a nice stop for a bit of sight seeing. It's relatively small so it doesn't take much time at all to go through and see the different carvings and beautiful foliage. We did see a few native birds which was cool as...More

Thank lshows428
Reviewed 7 May 2017

I visited this amazing sanctuary with friends, Pat and Bruce Greig who live in Melbourne but have never visited so that added a nice touch to the visit. It was one of the most spiritual experiences I have ever "experienced"! I would return again and...More

2  Thank Robert S
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed the quiet of this place. Afternoon tea in the cafe across the road watching the birds. A very enjoyable afternoon. And unusually the visit to the Sanctuary was free.

Thank JeanieWeeny
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Extremely interesting and a beautiful place to stroll through. Great photo opportunities. A little tricky to cross the road with little kiddies

Thank Hamish S
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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