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A short hike through the Dandenong Ranges around the Olinda area.


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8.7

Miles

14.0

KM

Loop

1,925' 587 m

High

817' 249 m

Low

1,264' 385 m

Up

1,260' 384 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

18%

Max Grade (10°)

Dogs No Dogs

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Views · Waterfall · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Not suitable for prams or wheelchairs.

Overview

This short hike winds through the Olinda area starting and finishing at the Rhododendron Gardens.

Need to Know

While you're there, it is worthwhile to visit the Rhododendron Gardens, which are free to enter and wander around.

Description

Throughout this hike, you'll see some beautiful scenery including views across the valley and out to the Warburton Ranges. There are many kangaroos, wallabies, kookaburras, and other Australian wildlife around, so it is possible to sight these in this area.

The hike is a combination of singletrack bush tracks, wide gravel tracks, and paved roads.

Throughout the loop, you'll find some great picnic spots where you can sit and take in the serenity of the area or just sit and admire the views and the bushland. Picnic spots include Woolrich Lookout and Eagle Nest Picnic Ground as well as the Olinda Falls Picnic Ground. You'll also hike past the RJ Hamer Arboretum.

It is possible to start this loop at any point along the way, as there are car parking areas at numerous points.

Contacts

Shared By:

Juliette P

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Creek pitstop outside Eagle's Nest picnic ground.
Nov 23, 2020 near Olinda, AU
Downhill at Olinda Falls
Nov 23, 2020 near Mount D…, AU
Views from the top.
Nov 23, 2020 near Olinda, AU
A wallaby in Olinda
Sep 1, 2017 near Mount D…, AU

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