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Events

There’s always something on at Cuckoo – see our Events Calendar.

Functions

Weddings, Corporate events, Parties – we would love to help you.

Tours

Tour groups, Social groups, School groups – we welcome you!

Entertainment

Floor Show

The quirky Bavarian Floor Show is a must see for Aussies and curious visitors from all over the globe. Free your yearn to yodel.  Link arms with the best of mates and schunkel to the beat. Put your hand up to ring the cow bells and if you’re really lucky you may get a chance to slap dance! A little different every day, it’s always a highlight. Link like this and normal text like that.

Child Friendly

Children are very welcome at the Cuckoo and we have plenty to keep them entertained. Kids find the buffet very exciting (especially the yummy desserts!), Cuckoo colouring sheets are available and they can even make their own cardboard cuckoo clock.

For a bit of fresh air there is also a children’s playground to enjoy. The entertainment is family friendly and some lucky ones get to shake one of the cow bells in the interactive floor show.

Events

The Cuckoo holds special events throughout the year with something to suit everyone. Check out the event calendar.

Events

There’s always something happening at Cuckoo.
Come and have fun with us!

MidYear Christmas Cuckoo

Mid Year Christmas

Come and visit the Cuckoo for our Mid Year Christmas this July – because Christmas in summer is just too far away! With carols, delicious Christmas fare and delightfully decorated, the cosy Cuckoo is the perfect place to anticipate a white Christmas in the hills…

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Fathers Day at Cuckoo

Father’s Day

Dads are the quiet achievers, the bad joke makers, the strength we rely on, the super hero in our lounge rooms, the gentlemen and the Aussie blokes. They are the triers, the backyard scientists, the BBQ attendants and the men in lycra. Whoever your father…

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Functions

Weddings

Whether you are planning a small intimate day or a larger, more festive one, the Cuckoo Restaurant offers a unique way to enjoy your wedding celebrations. Delivering first class friendly service, every facet of your reception is planned and staged beautifully. Nestled in the stunning Dandenong Ranges, The Cuckoo offers all the charm and romance of the hills. Talk to us today to go through the options.

 

Ambiance

The Cuckoo Restaurant always has a feel of warm and welcoming embrace. Featuring decorative wood figurines, myriad cuckoo clocks and a cosy Bavarian chalet décor, in combination with our floor staff in charming Bavarian costume this environment brings out a sense of celebration in everyone.

3 Dining Rooms

The Cuckoo Restaurant caters for over 400 guests in three separate dining areas, all with their own band and dance floor. The Vienna Room, situated downstairs, is designed for wedding receptions and is a delightful room away from the rest of the restaurant’s guests. With beautiful vistas of the garden and forest surrounds the views are the perfect backdrop for wedding photography.

The Vienna Room is available for receptions of 80 to 100 guests. The outdoor Vienna Terrace with open gazebo is available for marriage ceremonies and can be decorated for small weddings parties. Surrounded by garden and ornamental trees, the Terrace is private, secluded and a pretty backdrop for wedding photos.

 

Dancing & Entertainment

The Vienna Room has a dance floor and space for a band or DJ. Wedding parties can book their own entertainment or the Cuckoo restaurant’s musicians are available for those who would prefer to keep to the Bavarian style environment.

 

Parking

The Cuckoo has parking capacity for 10 coaches plus 100 cars.

Please contact us for prices and a wedding or functions information pack.

Corporate events

For something a bit different why not consider the Cuckoo Restaurant for your next Corporate Function. With generous buffet meals or convenient set menu options the Cuckoo is not just a space for work but a delightful dining experience to be remembered.

  • Just 50 minutes from Melbourne CBD
  • Stunning forest surrounds in the Dandenong Ranges
  • Unique memorable themed environment
  • Guaranteed power supply with generator backup
  • Recommended local Team Building experts for indoor or nearby outdoor team activities
  • BYO party theme is welcome for social functions

Our Vienna Room has a seating capacity of up to 100 suitable as a corporate meeting space for workshops, team building and is very popular for exclusive Christmas parties. Whether it is for work or pleasure, corporate groups can decorate the space to match their chosen theme.

Contact us today for more information and to organise a tour.

Tours

The Cuckoo welcomes coach tour groups from local, interstate and inbound travellers visiting Australia. Parking is available for up to 10 coaches, passengers can disembark close to the restaurant entrance and a staff member is always available to guide drivers with parking.

Inbound Tour Groups

Just 50 minutes from the city of Melbourne and close to many popular tourist attractions including Puffing Billy Scenic Railway and Healesville Sanctuary, the Cuckoo has been welcoming inbound groups for over ten years.

Open 6 days a week from Tuesday to Sunday, tour groups on a tight itinerary can arrive, dine and enjoy our unique Bavarian Floor Show within an hour (although you are welcome to dine at your leisure).

The buffet style food selection offers something for everyone and is always ready on arrival – no ordering time, no cooking time, no waiting!

The team at the Cuckoo are very used to inbound tour groups large and small, and can ensure that your group’s stay runs smoothly, that guests get to enjoy the floorshow wherever possible, and are all ready in time to leave for their next destination.

Social Groups

The Cuckoo is a very popular destination for social groups and is close to a range of activities including Puffing Billy Railway, native bird feeding, stunning gardens and national parks.

Meal options have flexibility and include the generous buffet that the Cuckoo is famous for, or a set menu option.

Live entertainment is always a must and our musicians have a never ending repertoire of all the favourites to sing along to and entice visitors to the dance floor.

Our friendly booking staff can help you with tour suggestions. Have a look at a few attractions within a short distance of the Cuckoo.

School Groups

The Cuckoo has been welcoming students from Primary and Secondary schools for decades and can offer a number of different experiences!

Just for fun!

Book your school group in for a pleasure trip up to the Dandenong Ranges. There’s no work today! Just indulge in the enormous buffet (the kids LOVE the dessert buffet) and soak up the quirky Cuckoo atmosphere that can’t be found anywhere else in Melbourne.

Students get to enjoy our unique Bavarian floor show and interact with the performers. Great for a treat and a unique experience which students remember for years.

Cultural Experience

As part of cultural studies at school, a visit to the Cuckoo restaurant gives students a unique insight into a different culture. The Cuckoo has its roots in Bavaria, a free state in southern Germany bordering Austria and the Czech Republic. Bavaria is known for its medieval castles, pretty towns, magnificent palaces and baroque churches. It is also well known for it’s sausage, beer, and lederhosen.

Students on a cultural visit to the Cuckoo get to experience some of the traditional foods of Bavaria, see the staff dressed in traditional costume, marvel at the Bavarian chalet environment and interact with the floor show staff as they perform yodelling, schunkelling (and some chicken dancing thrown in for fun!)

Project pages can be provided (for junior or senior school level) and students can ask staff to assist in completing questions that relate to objects around the restaurant.

Singing Experience

For a singing experience the Cuckoo can provide a selection of simple German songs that a singing group can select from and learn one prior to their visit to the Cuckoo. As an option they can then perform the song as part of the floor show.

This has been a great success with enthusiastic singing teachers and groups and the local papers love this type of experience.

Make a booking – it’s easy, free and instant!