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...
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Lookout Rocks, Olinda
On Wednesday afternoon January 27 2010 I went over to the Olinda Section of the Dandenong Ranges National Park, about 30 km east of the Melbourne CBD.
I parked at the entrance to gated Mathias Rd, off Falls Rd.
Reaching Golf Course Track, I followed this management track to the Lookout Rocks.
I returned via Golf Course Track and Cornus Track, then back on to Mathias Rd, a total distance of about 4 km.
The route followed the perimeter of the Rhododendrum Gardens, then past the Olinda Golf Course, with superb views easterly to the Yarra Ranges.
There is a change in altitude from 472 m to 513 m.
This is a lyrebird habitat, and I was fortunate in seeing one these very shy creatures crossing Mathias Rd, near the creek, then disappearing into the bush.
Lookout Rocks is a well-known destination, with visitors enjoying it since the early 1900s. In those years, there were nice views across the Yarra Valley, now obscured by tall timber.
I have included two historical images of people at the Rocks, taken in the year 1910.
See all of the Photos of my visit!