Did you ever watch the movie FernGully as a kid? It was one of my favourites, and exploring William Ricketts Sanctuary makes you feel like you've shrunk down to the size of a fairy.
Meandering through the fern forest you discover William Ricketts' half hidden mystical sculptures celebrating the Australian Aboriginal culture and beliefs. It really does feel like you've entered another world, a world of spirits and wonder, and you feel somewhat insignificant below the towering ferns and gumtrees.
I'm so glad that I was finally able to experience this truly unique hideaway nestled almost right at the peak of Mount Dandenong.