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.
Sat 28th Nov
Max 19
Partly cloudy. Light winds becoming southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h in the late afternoon then tending southerly in the evening.
UV Alert from 9:00 am to 5:20 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 11 [Extreme]
Sun 29th Nov
Min 8 Max 18
Cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers in the morning and afternoon. Light winds.
Mon 30th Nov
Min 6 Max 24
Sunny. Light winds becoming north to northeasterly 20 to 25 km/h during the evening.
Tue 1st Dec
Min 13 Max 25
Cloudy. High (70%) chance of rain in the afternoon and evening. Winds northerly 30 to 40 km/h tending northwesterly 25 to 35 km/h during the day then tending southerly 15 to 25 km/h during the afternoon.
Wed 2nd Dec
Min 8 Max 15
Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers, most likely during the morning. Winds west to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h.
Thu 3rd Dec
Min 7 Max 18
Cloudy. Light winds.
Fri 4th Dec
Min 7 Max 21
Mostly sunny. Light winds.
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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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