Log Cabin Ranch is a 'Victorian Tourism Industry Council' Accredited camp site, located in the majestic Dandenong Ranges - only 50 minutes from Melbournes CBD.
Log Cabin Ranch has been in operation since 1978 and has for over 20 years been owned by the Haley Family, who are committed and passionate about providing an enjoyable camping experience to all types of School Camps and Group Accommodation Retreats.
Log Cabin Ranch's staff are happy to assist you with your planning and organisation to develop a tailored Camping program, appropriate and relevant for your specific needs.
A full timetabled program can be organised and presented prior to camp by our Log Cabin Ranch Camp Coordinator, who comes with 25+ years of teaching experience.
We are also available to discuss various off-site activities during your stay, local to the Dandenong Ranges and Yarra Valley.
Log Cabin Ranch has many resident birds + animals including Walter the wandering Sheep, Fern the Deer and various Peacocks, Pheasants and other small birds. All form part of the unique Log Cabin Ranch experience for guests to enjoy.
In the local Monbulk and Dandenong Ranges area, we are lucky to regularly spot numerous birds such as cockatoos, kookaburras, wedge tailed eagles, crimson rosella, king parrots, blue wrens, and lyre birds.
Native local animals also include kangaroos, echidnas, wombats, possums and sugar gliders, just to name a few!
Catering Details: Both Full and Self Catering Available
Attractions Nearby: 5 minutes away - Townships of Monbulk, Monbulk Aquatic centre
10 minutes away - Grants Picnic Ground Bush trails
15 minutes away - Belgrave - Puffing Billy, Belgrave High Ropes Trees Adventure Park, Sherbrooke Forest, Arthur Tinsel Gardens, Burnham Beeches Piggery, Alfred Nicholas Gardens, Silvan Dam, Tessellar Tulip Farm.
25 minutes away - Lavender Farm, Ferntree Gully National Park with the 1000 steps, Townships of Sassafras & Olinda, Olinda Rhododendron Gardens, Olinda Outdoor playground, Macclesfield Trout Farm, Lilydale Lake walking trails.
30 minutes - Mt Dandenong Lookout, William Rickets Sanctuary, Healesville Sanctuary, Aura Vale Lake.
45 minutes - Wandin Water park, Healesville Sanctuary, Healesville township, Yarra Valley.
(Some School/Retreats may choose to visit one or more of these places on their way to and from Camp, to reduce Bus costs).
"...Camps have been shown to reduce anxiety, increase connection to school, increase connection to peers and increase efficacy, all strong markers of good mental health..."