About the Author
- Bob Padula
- Mont Albert (Melbourne), Victoria, Australia
- Ths author is a Chartered Professional Engineer, providing specialized consultancy services in International Broadcasting Engineering. He is graduate of the Royal Melbourne Instiutute of Technology.and holds the rank of Member, Institution of Engineers Australia . he is a recipient of the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for Services to Shortwave Radio, and was employed by the PMG's Dept/ATC/Telecom Australia from 1956 until 1997...
Friday, September 04, 2009
Exploring Dam Track - Olinda
The Olinda Arboretum in early spring is a wonderful kaleidoscope of rich and vibrant colors.
It adjoins the Dandenong Ranges National Park, with plantations dating back to the mid-1970s.
I visited the Arboretum, about 35 km from the Melbourne CBD, on Thursday September 3, 2009.
From the car park at the Woolrich Lookout on Chapel Rd, I followed Dam Track through the magificent stands of tall mature Sequioia trees, and down Link Track. Unfortunately, Link Track was blocked by a huge fallen tree and I was forced to backtrack to Dam Track.
The views from the Lookout and Dam Track across the Arboretum to the distant Ranges were marvellous.
The hike was about 3 km in total.
See all of the Photos of my visit!