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Heading for the hills on Public Transport?

Most people believe that Dandenong Open Studios is only accessible by car, and while this is most certainly the easiest option, it is not your only option!

Many of our studios are accessible by public transport. Head to ptv.vic.gov.au to plan your journey but here's some suggestions:

Burrinja is a 1.6km walk from Tecoma station, worth the walk for 8 independent studio artists, insights into all the participating studios with the WABI SABI: beauty of imperfection exhibition in the Burrinja Gallery and refreshments available.

Studio 1.1 Liberty Wilding

Studio 1.2 Greg O'Toole

Studio 1.3 Michaela Goldberg

Studio 1.4 Anthony Breslin

Studio 1.5 Kristin McFarlane

Studio 1.6 Lexi Eikelboom

Studio 1.7 Stain Studio

Studio 1.8 Tamara Desiatov


The Mount Dandenong Tourist Rd tours

Catch the 688 bus between Upper Ferntree Gully and Croydon, and you can visit a smorgasbord of forest lined roads and a delectable selection of studios:

Studio 23. Jo Horswill -  get off at Prince St/Mt Dandenong Tourist Rd (Sassafras) and you will find Paper Cloth Studio around the corner on Mountain Hwy

Studio 25. Helene Campbell - get off at Parsons Lane/Monash Ave (Olinda) and look for Tall Trees Studio on the main street

Studio 28. Marigold Fairweather (Maggie Hubbard) - get off at Helen Rd/Mt Dandenong Tourist Rd and walk down Blyth Rd.

Studio 27. Mathieu Dechamps - get off at Observatory Rd/Ridge Rd (Mount Dandenong)

Studio 29. Heather Bradbury - get off at Kalorama Park Lookout/Mt Dandenong Tourist Rd (enjoy the breathtaking view).

or catch the 694 between Belgrave and Mount Dandenong Lookout for exquisite views and gorgeous studio experiences:

Studio 13. Two Floors Studio - right next to Belgrave Train Station

Studio 12. Sherbrooke Art Society - get off at Cole Ave/Monbulk Rd (Belgrave)

Studio 20. Leaf Studios - get off at Monbulk Rd/Sherbrooke Rd (Sherbrooke)

Studio 21. Ilana Payes-Greener - get off at Poets Lane/Sherbrooke Rd (Sherbrooke)

Studio 22. Kelly Kondis - get off at Poets Lane/Sherbrooke Rd (Sherbrooke) and walk 850m

Studio 23. Jo Horswill -  get off at Prince St/Mt Dandenong Tourist Rd (Sassafras) and you will find Paper Cloth Studio around the corner on Mountain Hwy

Studio 25. Helene Campbell - get off at Parsons Lane/Monash Ave (Olinda)

Studio 28. Marigold Fairweather (Maggie Hubbard) - get off at Helen Rd/Mt Dandenong Tourist Rd and walk down Blyth Rd.

Studio 27. Mathieu Dechamps - get off at Observatory Rd/Ridge Rd (Mount Dandenong)


There are 5 studios within walking distance of Belgrave station
Studio 13. Two Floors Studio - right next to Belgrave Train Station
Studio 14. Narelle Gleeson - 550m walk from Belgrave Station
Studio 11. Brenda Page - 300m walk from Belgrave Station

Studio 10. Chris Lawry - 550m walk from Belgrave Station

Studio 12. Sherbrooke Art Society - 900m walk from Belgrave station or catch the 688 or 694 bus

Catch the 694 bus between Belgrave and Gembrook to go deep into the ferns and see stunning studios:

Studio 15. Gina MillerStudio 16. Ross Miller: get off at Charles St/Belgrave-Gembrook Rd (Selby) and walk a short way down Selby-Aura Rd (past the beautiful old church).

Studio 17. Mark Westaway: get off at Glen Park Dr/Belgrave-Gembrook Rd (Selby) and walk 900m

Studio 18. Juliet Widdows: get off at School Rd/Belgrave-Gembrook Rd (Menzies Creek)