Villages of Mt Dandenong. The Melbourne Hills Villages. A change of scenery, 1 hour from Melbourne. The Villages of Mt Dandenong, Melbourne's Mountain Retreat.
Sun 28th Sep
Partly cloudy. A shower or two and the chance of a thunderstorm. Winds northerly 35 to 50 km/h becoming light in the late evening.
Mon 29th Sep
Min 12 Max 18
Mostly sunny. Winds westerly 20 to 25 km/h becoming light early in the morning then becoming northwesterly 20 to 25 km/h in the morning.
UV Alert from 9:20 am to 2:50 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 6 [High]
Tue 30th Sep
Min 12 Max 18
Mostly sunny morning. A few showers in the afternoon and evening. Winds northwesterly 20 to 30 km/h increasing to 35 to 45 km/h in the morning then tending westerly in the early afternoon.
Wed 1st Oct
Min 7 Max 11
Partly cloudy. Medium chance of showers, most likely in the morning. Winds west to southwesterly 30 to 45 km/h becoming light during the afternoon then becoming westerly 15 to 20 km/h during the evening.
Thu 2nd Oct
Min 9 Max 13
Cloudy. Slight chance of a shower. Winds westerly 20 to 25 km/h tending southwesterly during the day.
Fri 3rd Oct
Min 9 Max 15
Partly cloudy. Slight chance of a shower. Winds southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h tending southerly during the morning.
Sat 4th Oct
Min 6 Max 20
Mostly sunny morning. Slight chance of a shower, most likely later in the day. Light winds becoming north to northwesterly 25 to 35 km/h during the morning.
Sun 5th Oct
Min 13 Max 19
Partly cloudy. Slight chance of a shower. Winds west to northwesterly 25 to 35 km/h turning southwesterly 20 to 25 km/h during the morning.
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Cuckoo Restaurant



Open nearly every day of the year, decorated with the charm of a Bavarian chalet, The Cuckoo offers a warm family atmosphere with quality entertainment. Within easy reach of Melbourne (50 minutes), The Cuckoo is fully licensed and offers an abundance of food with a delicious smorgasbord prepared by first class international chefs. The amazing range of cakes and pastries are made fresh daily. The Cuckoo is a 400 seat chalet restaurant welcoming individuals, families, charter groups and inbound tourists. Enjoy live entertainment daily and our famous Floor Show including the slap dance and yodeling equal to any in Switzerland or Bavaria. Always fun, always welcoming, with first class friendly service! The Cuckoo is just minutes away from many excellent Bed & Breakfast retreats, the famous Puffing Billy Railway and stunning public parks and gardens including William Ricketts Sanctuary, National Rhododendron Gardens, Cloudehill, and various bush walking opportunities throughout the Dandenong Ranges National Parks.

Sample Menu

Sample Smorgasbord Selection* ENTREE BUFFET Rollmops, mussels, avocado salad, crab & shrimp salad, chicken liver pate, herring salad (matjes), large cooked prawns, bocconcini tomato Salad MAIN MEAL BUFFET Soup of the day, sauerkraut, goulash or curry, dumplings, kransky bratwarst, a savoury rice dish, chicken schnitzel, pasta, mixed vegetables, calamari, roast veggies (pumpkin, potatoes) or sautéed with bacon and onions, kassler with spinach and cheese en croute, vegetable quiche, marinated chicken wings, roast beef, fisherman basket including prawns and calamari, cabbage rolls ASSORTED COLD PLATTERS Salami, Bierwurst, Chicken Breast, Anti-Pasto, Smoke Salmon, Mix German meats Continental Cheese Platter & Crackers, SALAD BAR Potato salad, assorted lettuce, coleslaw, tomato and basil salad, beetroot and caraway, Caesar Salad, Greek Salad, Green Bean DESSERT BUFFET Fresh fruit platter, pancakes, fresh fruit pavlova, continental cakes, various tortes, chocolate mousse, Gluten Free cakes, Sago Pudding * Please note that smorgasbord selection may vary from day to day according to the fresh produce available and the chef on duty.

Special Extras & Packages

Experience of the Dandenongs & Accommodation - with Arcadia Cottages & Candlelight Cottages. INDULGE IN THE DANDENONGS - $265 Package two A chilled bottle of bubbly A Smorgasbord lunch for 2 at the famous Cuckoo Restaurant Entry for two to the gardens of Cloudehill with morning or afternoon tea at The Seasons Restaurant at Cloudehill (coffee / tea & cake) 2 half hour massages in your cottage provided by Balance Therapies

Additional Facilities

• Disabled access & disabled toilets available. • Private dining rooms available for weddings, parties, fund-raisers and seminars.

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Cuckoo Restaurant

  • 508 Mt Dandenong Tourist Rd
  • Olinda
  • 03 9751 1003

Wed - Sun Lunch - 11:30am - 3:00pm Fri - Sun Dinner - 6:30pm - 11:00pm Sat - Sun - Afternoon Tea - 3:30pm - 5:30pm

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