Kalorama is a small community located just north of Mount Dandenong in the bushy and scenic Dandenong Ranges.
While Kalorama's general store and local sporting facilities officially mark the town centre, the focal point for visitors is the "Five Ways" junction where Mt Dandenong Tourist Road and Ridge Road meet. Here is a spectacular lookout which provides easterly views across Kalorama Park and down to the Silvan Reservoir. Across the road from the lookout is a cafe and the bushy Ellis Jeeves Reserve.
Access to Kalorama Park, which extends from the lookout and down a steep hill to Olinda Creek Road, is via Barbers Road. The park features a large rotunda, BBQ shelters, grassy picnic areas, colourful azaleas and rhododendrons, a variety of orchard trees scattered throughout the park, and several walking tracks.
The Karwarra Australian Plant Garden, across the road from the general store on the Mount Dandenong Tourist Road, includes two hectares of landscaped botanic gardens featuring native wildflowers, floral displays, picnic areas, bush walking tracks, and an abundance of birdlife.
Kalorama offers visitors a number of cafes and stylish accommodation establishments which are tucked away in secluded spots along forest roads.
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