Perch high above Melbourne and observe the striking seasons in the beautiful gardens of Olinda, one of the highest villages in the Dandenong Ranges.
Soak up postcard-perfect scenery in Olinda's public and private gardens, from spring blooms and crisp summer days to the changing colours of autumn.
A particular prize is the National Rhododendron Gardens, which contain thousands of rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias and daffodils. Visit the William Ricketts Sanctuary to look for the striking sculptures hidden in the trees, see rare and historic plants at Cloudehill, and learn about botanically important trees at Pirianda.
Search for boutique treasures, browse through Olinda's art and handicraft galleries, and sample a famous Dandenong Ranges Devonshire tea.
Sample the local produce at Ranges at Olinda, Mount Dandenong Hotel, Wild Oak Café and Credo Restaurant.