From cooking spices to homewares, hand-crafted jewellery, fashion and old fashioned sweets – you can spend hours browsing Olinda’s stores and boutiques for treasures. The charming village of Olinda – the highest in the Dandenong Ranges – has a busy shopping strip of fascinating stores to explore. The town centre has an enticing range of quality eateries, including a pie shop, cafes, fine dining restaurants and traditional pubs, so visitors won’t need to look far for a snack, drink or hearty meal.
Located 500m from Olinda village are the spectacular National Rhododendron Gardens which boast more than 270,000 colourful blooms and are open daily. A relatively new feature of this popular attraction is a sensory garden where plants can be admired, touched, smelled, heard and even tasted.