Hidden away in a dense inlet along the winding Mt Dandenong Tourist Road is the internationally renowned William Ricketts Sanctuary. The sanctuary is not only one the Dandenong’s more iconic experiences, but one of the most inspiring and tranquil places on the mountain.
William Ricketts Sanctuary in the Dandenongs. 92 ceramic kiln-fired clay sculptures of Aboriginal figures and animals discreetly set among rocks, fern trees and mountain ash trees merge with the natural surroundings. The sculptures are an expression of Rickett's philosophy - that all people need to act as custodians of the natural environment in the same way as Aborigines, the inspiration for much of his work.