At Lux Mini Bus And Vans, our trained drivers offer unique and superior service in a variety of minibuses and vans so you can have the ultimate day out in the Dandenong Ranges.
We have minibuses and vans of various sizes available for hire and all come with a private chauffeur. Our team wants to ensure your journey runs efficiently during your trip to and around the Dandenong Ranges so you can have the relaxing, delightful and most beautiful day for you and your group.
Competent and reliable drivers
Our drivers are all authorised and equipped professionals who come with years of experience driving around Victoria, so we can assure your safety throughout the day and that your transportation is proficient and dependable.
At Lux Mini Bus and Vans, we offer a personalised service, so if you’d like to, you can choose your itinerary. The stops you want to make, the places you’d like to visit we’ll create a personalised plan which matches your requirements.
Our team has experience within the Dandenong Ranges, and its treasures around the area, which means we can offer suggestions of breathtaking stops which can’t get missed and excellent places to visit.
The Dandenong Ranges
These ranges are a set of low lying mountains about 35kms east of Melbourne which makes it a short journey for a spectacular day out. With a more cooling and fresher climate, it’s certainly a destination different to the hustle and bustle of Melbourne. The glorious hills flaunt delicate clean, fresh air and are lined with beautiful green ferns, cafes, breweries and fruits.
Puffing Billy Railway
Puffing Billy is arguably one of the most well known Victorian attractions. And believe it or not, it’s one of the most beautiful preserved steam railways in the world. It’s over 100 years old and still runs on its original track which is 24 kilometres long. It operates from Belgrave through to Gembrooke and while on the train (with glorious open windows, where you can leg dangle) you’ll pass through stunning forests and fern-lined gorges. Puffing Billy is undoubtedly Australia’s favourite train.
The botanic gardens
This botanic garden is home to vibrantly coloured flowers such as azaleas, camellias, daffodils and cherries. With seasonal changes happening throughout the year in this gorgeous region, there are always stunning and colourful flowers in bloom.
Puffing Billy is iconic to the Dandenong Ranges as is the Cuckoo restaurant. Slightly over 60 years old this 400 seat restaurant is decorated in a Bavarian-style way, and the staff remain dressed in traditional costume. Traditionally serving German food, there’s an abundance of food to satisfy all taste buds. Further to this, there’s live entertainment with music, a traditional floor show, infamous cowbell ringing and of course this place isn’t complete without the yodelling.
If you’re ready to work off your food and drink then perhaps you can tackle the 1000 steps of the Dandenong Ranges. Its a top-stop for fitness enthusiasts across Melbourne and originally built to commemorate our fallen soldiers who fought and died on the Kokoda Trail during WW2. Located in the national park, it’s not an easy task, but it’s well worth it.
If you’re ready for a tour our to the Dandenong Ranges, then contact us today and let’s organise a personalised itinerary to suit you.