One of my favourite places is the R.J. Hamer Arboretum, Olinda, about 30 km east of the Melbourne CBD.
Many walking tracks pass through the Arboretum, some of them named after the plantation species.
I visited the Arboretum on Tuesday afernoon April 20, 2010. My 3 km circuit hike started at the small car park at the junction of Silvan Rd and gated Mathias Track. My route followed the Poplar Track, on to Mathias Track, then on a 4WD track through Birch plantations, back to Mathias Track and then to the car.
The autumn colors were beautiful!
There were good views north to the Yarra Ranges and Mt St Leonard, from Mathias Track.
See all of the Photos of my visit!