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National Rhododendron Gardens

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by Risha (subscribe)
Blogger. Traveller. Mum of two princesses and can't leave home without my camera. Find my travel photos-https://www.instagram.com/sireeshan/
Published April 29th 2017
Melbourne has so many hidden nature treasures and we love discovering them. This time we ventured towards the National Rhododendron Gardens. I never visited these gardens before and after our visit, I was amazed at the beauty of the whole place.

Dandenong ranges day trip
Tall trees of Dandenong Ranges


The drive was beautiful through the tall trees of Dandenong Ranges and sun peeking through them. These gardens are located in the town of Olinda and I love this place for its laidback relaxed ambience.

National Rhododendron Gardens
The beauties


The gardens are over 104 acres and have some amazing views of Dandenong Ranges. You can't have enough time to see the beauty of the Azaleas, Rhododendrons and Daffodils.



You can have an awesome picnic lunch in the gardens, there are many picnic tables and open lawn areas to sit and relax.

We didn't want to leave but had to because the gardens close at 5:00p.m and while driving back we stopped to get a bigger view from the top.

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The view from the top


It was the most relaxing and amazing trip and I would surely recommend them for a getaway from the city.
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When: The National Rhododendron Gardens are open 10.00am to 5.00pm daily (last entry 4.30pm) except Christmas Day.
Where: The Georgian Rd, Olinda VIC 3788
Cost: Entrance to the gardens is free.
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