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, November 13, 2009
Olinda Forest Hike in early summer
On Thursday November 12, 2009, I went over to the Olinda Forest, Dandenong Ranges National Park, 35 km east of downtown Melbourne.
My 3 km hike started at the gate on Management Road 13, at the junction with Olinda Creek Rd. This took me down to the old rustic bridga over the Olinda Creek.
Then, I proceeded along the unsigned and rarely-used circuit Track which follows the Olinda Creek Gully, which brought me back to my starting point.
Many beautiful blue and yellow wildflowers were in bloom.
This section of the Forest was subject to fuel reduction burning in 2008, as it is in proximity to the Flower Farm, the only remaining market-garden property in the area, dating back to the 1940s.
See the full set of Photos of my visit!