Rhododendron gardens and Café Vireya

The National Rhododendron Gardens are host to an unparalleled variety of brilliantly coloured blooms, mainly rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias, cherries and daffodils. Of international reputation, these magnificent gardens attract thousands of visitors during all seasons.

Take a self-guided tour, strolling through 40 hectares of scenic botanic gardens.

Enjoy a picnic by the lake and take in stunning views of the Australian Alps.

Photograph the native bird life and brilliant floral scenery.

Cafe Vireya is open every weekend from 11am to 4pm but is weather dependent (please call 97510443 to check)  - Click here for the menu


Lovers' Picnic Lunches - Do you want a romantic picnic lunch without the hassles of buying and packing a picnic? Click here for information. 

For Cafe bookings -

Getting married? -

Click here to see a fantastic wedding venue in the National Rhododendron Gardens.




In the village of Olinda, The Loft in the Mill is luxurious Boutique Accommodation, providing eight private entrance suites, each individually decorated with choices of  double spas, log fires, 4 poster beds and private courtyards and a tariff to suit all budgets.

Take advantage of Skyhigh Restaurant Bed, Breakfast, Stretch Limo Transfer and Dinner Packages -Click here for details



Make a day of it.....


Burrinja is a community cultural access centre featuring Aboriginal and Oceanic art gallery, performing and visual arts events, arts education, cafe, and venue hire.








Blue Hills Berries and Cherries is the place where you can purchase or pick your own berries and cherries direct from the farm.





ParkWeb has been developed by Parks Victoria to enable visitors to better appreciate the parks, rivers, marine areas and heritage properties it manages on behalf of all Victorians.







Australia's century-old steam train is still running on its original mountain track from Belgrave to Gembrook in the scenic Dandenong Ranges, just 40 km east of Melbourne, Victoria




Pamper yourself....




At Elle Naturale  - Olinda we offer a range of  Massage & Body Treatments. Appointments are necessary Call 03 9751 0199


Enjoy the Ultimate Day Spa experience or unwind with our mobile service

Mobile Massage and Day Spa Dandenong Ranges
226 Ridge Rd, Olinda, Mount Dandenong
03 9751 0326
















HOLLY LODGE is luxury accommodation located in the beautiful Dandenong Ranges - Mt Dandenong and Olinda area at 7 Erith Lane, Kalorama. It offers top quality bed and breakfast accommodation set in an acre of gardens, surrounded by a national park and with breathtaking panoramic views both day and night. It’s a place where you can immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the area.









Two-turn of the century inspired self-contained cottages, just off the Mount Dandenong Tourist Road and only a few minutes from the main restaurants and major attractions.  Nested in 10 acres of luxurious private forest (rich of parrots, lyrebirds, camellias and centenary mountain ashes and ferns),  “The Gatehouse” and “Forest Edge” are cosy, romantic and intimate, offering their guests an incredible relaxing haven in the heart of the beautiful “Dandenong ranges”. Authentic, stone edge open log fire, candles, fresh flowers, mahogany carved 4-poster beds, spacious spa (4-person spa in forested conservatory for "THE GATEHOUSE" )... all the ingredients for the perfect romantic getaway.








Fernglen Forest Retreat

Fernglen Forest Retreat is situated on 7 acres of towering mountain ash rain forest in the Dandenong Ranges at Mount Dandenong. We provide a wonderful modern accommodation base with a luxury 8 seater outdoor Jacuzzi and fireplaces for couples, wedding parties and large groups










Set within natural surroundings, Olinda Guest House has all the necessary creature comforts to ensure your stay is enjoyable and comfortable. There's a large well-appointed kitchen, spacious lounge room with gas log fire, LCD TV, Blu-ray player, stereo system, wi-fi, washing machine and ducted heating throughout. The master bedroom has a king-size bed, ensuite, walk-in robe and breathtaking views of the forest. The second bedroom has a queen-size bed while the third bedroom has two single beds.

There is a large balcony which overlooks the private rear garden and magnificently tall gum trees - a perfect spot to enjoy a drink and watch the birds.
On your arrival at Olinda Guest House, complimentary wine and chocolates are provided. Also included are generous breakfast provisions for each morning, linen, towels, bathrobes, slippers and a range of bathroom amenities including soap, shampoo and body creams.

For an additional fee, massages, food hampers, tours and entry to special events can be arranged.
Olinda Guest House is located within a short stroll of several restaurants and shops in Olinda, while the Rhododendron Gardens and Olinda Falls are both within walking distance. Other attractions in the Dandenong Ranges, including the Sky High Mount Dandenong lookout, R.J. Hamer Arboretum and Puffing Billy tourist railway, are just a short drive away.





“Arcadia Cottages is situated 1 hour east of Melbourne, on top of Mount Dandenong, in Olinda. We are off the busy tourist road and only 500 meters to the Villages of Olinda and Mt. Dandenong. Arcadia offers accommodation for couples in 4 separate cottages, all hidden away in 3 acres of forested gardens. Each cottage has a log fire and a conservatory, two have spa baths and two have a timber hot tub. Full breakfast provisions are included and a late midday checkout.
For guests, at Arcadia Cottages wanting to further indulge there is also a dedicated Day Spa.”
03 9751 1017


Bonza View Bed & Breakfast is located a short drive from SkyHigh Mt Dandenong.
Spectacular 180 degree views from both apartments. From the You Yangs to Port Philip Bay to Melbourne City to Mount Macedon to the Warburton Ranges and Lilydale Lake. The night lights are amazing. You can watch changing weather patterns and romantic sunsets from the comfort of your apartment or from the luxury of your bubbling hot tub on your private large undercover deck.
Ph 03 97288887
































Ideally located just off Eastlink and at the foothills of the Dandenong Ranges.
The hotel offers spacious Studio/ Studio Spas and One Bedroom Apartments
Full buffet breakfast available Monday – Friday
Complimentary car parking
Courtesy Shuttle available to and from the venue – Terms & Conditions Apply













Woolrich Retreat