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“Beautiful gardens”

National Rhododendron Gardens
Ranked #1 of 15 things to do in Olinda
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: A spring spectacular! 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. 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. While many visitors take their time and enjoy all of the constantly changing vistas of the gardens, others prefer to take shorter walks into specific areas. Walking the entire garden is a round trip of approximately 5km, and includes some steeper grades. Magnificent views overlook Silvan Reservoir, the Yarra Valey, Warburton Ranges and Mt Baw Baw. The National Rhododendron Gardens are open 10.00am to 5.00pm daily (last entry 4.30pm) except Christmas Day. Entrance to the gardens is free. The park is located 500 metres from the Olinda township along the Olinda - Monbulk Road. Turn into The Georgian Road, the entrance is 50 metres on the right. During the busy spring period, parking on weekends is limited. There is additional parking available at both the Olinda Recreation Reserve on the corner of The Georgian Road and Olinda-Monbulk Road, and the former Olinda Golf Course site on the Olinda-Monbulk Road. Both these sites are within a two minute walk of the main entrance.
Reviewed 2 November 2011

We went on a rainy weekend, but on the Friday it cleared. There was buses in the car park, so we knew it would be busy. Free entry.
There is a bus that goes around the whole site,for $8 each, it was booked out for a time so we had time a snack ot Vireara, homemade food, nice.

Our bus driver was Orson, our fun loving bus peole called him Awesome and he was very informative, and allowed me time to take camera shots. Recommend him when you go. Worth the money

We bought some items in the shop and staff were lovely.

We went around ourselves to a few of closer beautiful areas.. We recommend a definate visit to the Rhododendrum gardens.

Thank elinas
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Reviewed 17 August 2011

Just Stunning, Peaceful Surrounds & only got half way around them. Can't wait to see those stunning Lakes in Spring. They looked beautiful enough in Winter and that was with very little foliage on the trees. Look forward to getting back to see the other half! Free Entry and it's open between 10 am and about 4 or 4.30 pm. About 40 Hectares in total and all walking trails are sealed. Only a 400 metre walk from Olinda Village.

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Reviewed 6 November 2010

Early November was a good time to visit these beautiful gardens. We only saw a fraction of them in an hour's wander and feel like we could easily spend half a day there appreciating the flora and fauna.

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Reviewed 11 May 2017
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Reviewed 17 January 2017
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