Sunday 3 May 2015


Olinda is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 36 km east of Melbourne's central business district. Its local government area is the Shire of Yarra Ranges. At the 2006 Census, Olinda had a population of 1568. Olinda is home to cafes, restaurants, antique and craft shops, and numerous art galleries, showcasing local, national, and international artists in such areas as sculpture and painting. It has a public swimming pool, a primary school, and is home to the National Rhododendron Garden and the Olinda State Forest. The Ashendene Boys Home was located in Olinda.

This post is part of the Weekly TopShot meme,
and also part of the Scenic Weekends meme.


  1. I took some Canadian friends, who were thinking of moving to Australia for a tree-change, to Olinda. They loved the town's rural feel but with all the arty crafty cafe society that they needed.

  2. We often pop up to Olinda on a weekend Nick. Great spot. I love the way the houses are dwarfed by this huge tree.


Feel free to comment, I'd really like to hear from you!
Please do not use this comment box to advertise your goods and services!