A Visit To Olinda
Lush rainforest lines the roads into Olinda where you'll discover a quaint mountain village brimming with cafes, antique and craft shops. Stay in beautiful mountain cottages or contemporary apartments and visit the many parks and gardens in the area as you connect with nature.
Cloudehill Nursery & Gardens
And English arts and craft style garden with lots of structure and informal planting. The garden includes a number of historic plants and trees, with artwork and sculptures incorporated throughout. There is something to see in every season.
Dandenong Ranges National Park
Less than an hour from the heart of Melbourne, this park is a great escape from the bustle of city life. It features tall majestic mountain ash forests, dry grassy forests and ancient cool temperate rain forests with tree ferns. Within the park are over 400 different plant species and 200 types of animals. Explore over 160 kilometres of walking tracks, with dedicated horse and cycling trails. Feel connected with nature!
National Rhododendron Gardens
This beautiful and peaceful garden has over 30,000 plants including rhododendrons, azaleas and camellias. See a large selection of exotic plants within a very Australian landscape with mountain ash trees towering up above. There is a fantastic array of birdlife and colour at any time of year.
Sightsee TV - Dandenong Ranges
Discover the mountain villages of the Dandenong Ranges, forests, gardens and scenic lookouts.