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Thursday, July 23, 2009

Winter hike in the Olinda Arboretum

One of my favourite places is the R.J.Hamer Arboretum, Olinda, about 30 km east of the Melbourne CBD.

It is surrounded by the Dandenong Ranges National Park, with plantations dating back to the 1975.

Many walking tracks pass through the Arboretum, some of them named after the plantation species.

I visited the Arboretum on Wednesday afernoon Jul 22, 2009. 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, then on to Mathias Track, continuing along Fitzimmon's Track, then back to Mathias Track and the car.

Most of the trees were sleeping for the winter!

There were good views north to the Yarra Ranges and Mt St Leonard, from Fitzimmons Track.

See all of the Photos of my visit!

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