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.
Wed 23rd Apr
Max 15
Partly cloudy. A shower or two early this morning. Light winds becoming northerly 20 to 30 km/h in the evening then tending northwesterly 30 to 40 km/h in the late evening.
UV Alert from 10:40 am to 2:00 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 4 [Moderate]
Thu 24th Apr
Min 9 Max 13
Partly cloudy. A shower or two in the morning and afternoon. Winds west to northwesterly 40 to 50 km/h tending west to southwesterly 25 to 40 km/h in the morning then turning south to southeasterly and becoming light in the late afternoon.
Fri 25th Apr
Min 5 Max 16
Sunny. Winds east to southeasterly and light tending northerly 20 to 30 km/h during the morning.
Sat 26th Apr
Min 10 Max 14
Partly cloudy. A shower or two until evening. Winds northerly 30 to 40 km/h tending north to northwesterly 40 to 50 km/h during the morning then shifting south to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h during the afternoon.
Sun 27th Apr
Min 6 Max 14
Mostly sunny. Winds southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h shifting north to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h during the day.
Mon 28th Apr
Min 10 Max 18
Mostly sunny. Winds northerly 45 to 65 km/h.
Tue 29th Apr
Min 10 Max 16
Cloudy. A few showers. Winds north to northwesterly 45 to 65 km/h shifting southwesterly 20 to 25 km/h during the day.
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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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