Wednesday 20 April 2016


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.

"The Loft In The Mill" is a magnificent bluestone replica of an old flour mill with adjacent stone carriage house. It is located at 1602 Mt Dandenong Tourist Rd in Olinda, located in the middle of Olinda Village: Walking distance to boutique shops; lovely gardens, galleries and tearooms; and quality restaurants. A short distance away is the local golf course, and William Ricketts Sanctuary. 15 minutes away is Puffing Billy Railway or the Yarra Valley's numerous wineries.

This post is part of the Outdoor Wednesday meme,

and also part of the Wordless Wednesday meme,
and also part of the ABC Wednesday meme,
and also part of the Travel Tuesday meme.


  1. Beautiful photos! Such a quaint town.

    Jocelyn @

  2. Gorgeous shots! I love all of those old trees.

  3. Lovely photo's, thank you for taking me on this trip

    Have a nice abc-wednesday-day / – week
    ♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc-w-team)

  4. Beautiful! Nice trip, I enjoyed touring with you.

  5. fantastic pictures and a beautiful landscape. I love the big great trees. we haven`t it in germany-
    best regrds

  6. Beautiful shots here - makes me have the "itch" to come visit you!
    Thanks for sharing at

  7. Wow! This is a very attractive place. I love all this shady places and those houses are very pleasant too.
    It's a pity my daughter lives so far from Melbourne.

  8. Olinda and the Dandenong Ranges call out for a visit at least once every six months.


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