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National Rhododendron Gardens (Olinda)




The National Rhododendron Gardens are host to brilliantly coloured blooms of rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias, cherries and daffodils. Seasonal changes ensure the gardens are a delight all year around.

The 42 hectare garden was first established by the Australian Rhododendron Society in 1960 for the display and propagation of rhododendrons in an Australian setting.

When not in bloom, you can still soak in the beauty of rich bark textures, seed capsules, foliage shapes and beautiful fragrance as you stroll through the grounds. There are wonderful views of the Yarra Valley and Great Dividing Range.

Opening Hours:


The National Rhododendron Gardens are open 10.00am to 5.00pm daily except Christmas Day.

The gardens is closed on days of Total Fire Ban. The gardens may also be closed due to dangerous weather conditions or for major works. Check current condition on the day of your planned visit to confirm it is open.

Cost:


Entry to the Gardens is free.

Review:


The Gardens cover a huge area and it represents very nice walking opportunities with lots of distractions such as beautiful gardens and two ponds. Some of the area is very steep and make sure you are capable of ascending back up the hill before you start descending - we saw quite a lot of adults gasping for breath while getting back up the hill. There are some shaded seats beside the tracks and plenty of grassy areas for picnics.

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Address | Contact


The Georgian Road,  Olinda 3788, Victoria, Australia. View Map Map opens in new browser window
Telephone: 
Map: 66 Ref: J7

Web Links


Link National Rhododendron Gardens (Parks Victoria)

Link Australian Rhododendron Society on Facebook

Link Stories of the Gardens (PDF)

Link The Best Family Activities in the Dandenong Ranges



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