We have visited this spot on a few occasions and it's somewhere we have taken the few out-of-towners to when they are here. It's also a great place to get a full view of Melbourne city and surrounds.
The bay is to the left of this photo all this area in front of the city building known as the Eastern Suburbs. Unfortunately though it was quite a hot day, it wasn't the clearest of days with a lot of cloud. I'll be coming back on a clear day to get a clearer view of the city from this viewpoint, which s this below...
|Giants Chair and Viewing Point|
No not from the giants chair but the view point above.
SkyHigh is about an hour from Melbourne CBD and is at the uppermost reach of the Dandenong ranges. It boasts formal dining where many events take place during the year to celebrate various functions and holidays, a cafe and family bistro, function centre, English garden, Maze and forest walks...entrance to SkyHigh is a bargain at only $5 a car with no time limit.
|Function Room / Fine Dining|
Directly in front of the Giants chair is a large grassy area with a bbq area where there is plenty space for the kids to run around and enjoy a few games.
|Cafe eating area|
It's a great place to spend the day and is an extremely popular place to go as it's always busy on the weekends.
After a leisurely picnic...on the Giants Chair for the kids...we dumped the baskets back in the car and went for a walk to the maze and English gardens.
|Plenty room for one more!|
|Entrance to the Maze|
The English garden is simply stunning and though not very big size-wise it is full of gorgeous trees, flowers and that quintessential English feel.
Ok, so not all English gardens have a lovely little stream and bridge, but it all makes sense in this Australian English garden. You'll have to trust me on that.
Gorgeous lavender lined on both sides of one of the little lanes through the garden.
After a quick visit to see if Percy Possum was home, we headed to the cafe for a much needed and well deserved Frozen Coke!
I took a number of photo's in the English garden which I will show you another day.
Big day tomorrow - someone starts school!