Talk:Dandenong Ranges

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So, are these reachable in a day trip from Melbourne? Would you stay there overnight? I'm wondering if we need a full article for this, or if it should go under the Melbourne one. --(WT-en) Evan 14:00, 15 Dec 2003 (PST)

Good questions. Easily reachable in a day trip. Could sleep there though - there are numerous places to sleep. The answer may be determined by asking what the optimum size of an article should be. Melbourne is now 32k (as I write, the 3rd biggest article in Wikitravel) and I guess it will expand with more detail over time. (WT-en) Nurg 01:03, 19 Jan 2004 (EST)
I guess the big thing is differentiating between a destination and an attraction. The would-you-sleep-there metric is one rule of thumb we've been using, but it's obviously imperfect (we don't have articles for individual hotels or individual beds, even though you may sleep there). --(WT-en) Evan 11:38, 19 Jan 2004 (EST)

Mount Dandenong is positively littered with guesthouses and bed-and-breakfast places. Lots of people stay there... It's a very popular place for weekend getaways, and also for daytrips from the city. I was just looking at the Melbourne article and I'd reiterate my former argument - it's getting too freaking long for its own good and it NEEDS to be broken up into subpages, not lengthened more. User:(WT-en) Karen Johnson (not logged in because I'm just popping in to see how things have grown :) )

I think the Dandenong Ranges definitely needs a separate section from Melbourne, and also from the Yarra Valley. The Dandenong Ranges has a definite culture and region that's well known to regular tourists and locals. Although the Dandenong Ranges and the Yarra Valley are part of the same Shire, they are distinct destinations and have a distinct culture and 'feel'. I guess I'd informally describe the Yarra Valley more (but not exclusively) as a farming, dairy and wine-making region; the Dandenong Ranges as a mountainous, forested, cafe and B&B region. --The RealScott (talk) 20:38, 19 January 2013 (UTC)