Road & facility closures in Warburton, Dandenong Ranges, directions to Donna Buang

Received 11.21am on 1 December 2017:

Hello Stakeholders

The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe weather warning for heavy rainfall and thunderstorms for all parts of the state and warns that significant and widespread flooding is likely across most of Victoria.

As such, The Dandenong Ranges Gardens will be closed throughout this period.  The Gardens will be closed from Friday 1 December 2017, and will most likely re-open Monday 4 December 2017. 

This includes:

  • Dandenong Ranges Botanic Garden (formerly National Rhododendron Garden)
  • William Ricketts Sanctuary
  • Alfred Nicholas Memorial Garden
  • George Tindale Garden
  • Pirianda Garden
  • RJ Hamer Arboretum

 Further information will be issued to confirm the re-opening.

 Parks Victoria regrets any inconvenience this may cause.


 Craig Albiston

Area Chief Ranger, Dandenong Ranges Gardens


MT DONNA BUANG : See snow report  

Road closures: The C505 road from Healesville to Mt Donna Buang (and off Don Road) is closed over winter. You need to go through Warburton to Mt Donna Buang. Also note that Fiona has advised us via Facebook (29 June 2017) that Google maps will take you on the route that is closed. See our advice for directions below.

How to get to Mt Donna Buang?

From Melbourne: drive through Lilydale and turn right into the B380 Warburton Highway to Warburton , stay on the main highway through Warburton, go past the service station and IGA, past the Seventh Day Adventist Church, over a small bridge and head towards the left at the Warburton Motel sign up the C507 Donna Buang Road.  (Within 100m you'll see Yuonga Rd on the left - go past this - just stay on Donna Buang Road.

From Healesville: leave Healesville via the C411 head to Woori Yallock on the C411 Healesville - Koo Wee Rup Road, and turn left onto B380 Warburton Highway towards Warburton.