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...
Saturday, November 07, 2009
The Valley - Olinda Firest
The Olinda Forest is one of my favourite locations, relatively close to the Melbourne CBD, in the Dandenong Ranges National Park.
A special place is the Valley Picnic Ground, reached from Silvan rd and Boundary Rd, from which several hiking tracks may be explored.
I visited the Valley on Friday afternoon November 6, 2009, then followed KC Track, then along Rifle Range Gully Track, and back to the picnic ground, about 3 km in total.
This area is a protected lyrebird habitat, and these shy creatures may occasionally be seen on Rifle Range Gully Track.
After leaving the Valley, I visited the Woolrich Lookout, which overlooks the Forest - this offers wonderful panoramic views across the Yarra Valley towards the Yarra Ranges and beyond.
See all of the Photos of my visit!