National Rhododendron Gardens
Set in over 100 acres the Dandenong Ranges Botanic Gardens are recognised as one of Victoria’s most spectacular, with superb year round displays; In spring the camellia’s, rhododendrons, daffodils and cherry blossom are a riot of colour; In winter the vibrant greens of ferns and towering gums are a stunning bridal backdrop, as are the magnificent autumn tones of deep red and gold. All this with an incredible choice and variety of settings within the gardens; will it be wonderful views of the Warburton Valley from Serenity Point, the romantic stone bridge or the picturesque lakeside gazebo, or perhaps the pretty and secluded camellia garden? The choices are bound to thrill.
The Dandenongs are world renowned for their picturesque villages and Olinda is regarded as one of the best, with a cluster of galleries and gift shops all surrounded by the towering beauty of the Dandenong Ranges National Park with its myriad of walking trails.
A short drive will take you to the iconic SkyHigh Mount Dandenong with unbelievable sweeping views of Melbourne and surrounds, all set in beautiful gardens with an award winning café and bistro. Other local attractions include William Ricketts Sanctuary, the RJ Hamer Arboretum and Olinda Falls.