RJ Hamer Arboretum Loop

1 h 45 min to 2 h 30 min

1 h to 1 h 30 min

4.8 km

↑ 236 m
↓ -236 m

Hard track
This loop walk starts near the RJ Hamer Arboretum, Chalet Road, Olinda, looping around the Gardens of the Dandenong and along the Former Olinda Golf Course. Take a peaceful walk in the hills, through a mountain ash forest, and see the variety of international plantings in the arboretum, and a wonderful array of birdlife. There are plenty of sunny and shady patches to be enjoyed as you move between tall forests and wide open spaces, with many different paths to vary your walk, and great views of the landscape at the higher points. Dogs are allowed on a lead. Although there are multiple paths, there aren’t a lot of signs along the way. There are some long and steep hills on the walk, but overall, it’s popular with beginners. After heavy rain, expect the ground to be a bit soft and muddy. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
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