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R.J. Hamer Arboretum

Open Now: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Open today: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Good for sunrise photos

Good view from car park lookout, Fantasic colors during Autumn. Good location for sunrise photos... read more

Reviewed July 2, 2019
Lindsay T
Darwin, Australia
Great place for a walk

Not usually many people here except for at the main carpark lookout.If you buy a coffee at one of... read more

Reviewed January 17, 2019
Caro C
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10 Chalet Road, Olinda, Victoria 3788, Australia
+61 3 8627 4700
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Reviewed July 2, 2019

Good view from car park lookout, Fantasic colors during Autumn. Good location for sunrise photos. BBQ and toilet facilities available. Turn at Cloudhill gardens, easy to miss turn off.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Lindsay T
Reviewed January 17, 2019

Not usually many people here except for at the main carpark lookout.If you buy a coffee at one of the coffee shops in Mt Dandenong, drive down to the carpark here and there are lovely views. A few different places to walk with varying degrees...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed July 19, 2018

Beginner and Intermediate level. Not to hilly, very pleasant. The main and best view is from the Car Parking area so a little disappoiting that through the walk the only other lovely nature scene is the pond at the begining of the walk. It was...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank mummamiaMA
Reviewed April 24, 2018 via mobile

These trees were planted in 1975 so are 43 years old. All grouped together to make a stunning show in autumn. Most are also labelled with simple name as well as botanical and dates planted. Whoever thought up this idea was a far seeing tree...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed March 21, 2018

This is a little known gem in the Dandenongs. It has plenty of walks albeit with some steep grades that take you through native and exotic trees. We were growled at by a flock of Yellow Tail Black Cockatoos and little fairy wrens danced in...More

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank Paul P
Reviewed March 4, 2018

If you are a country lover then this Victoria Park is worth of a visit. This is not a garden in any way - it offers big trees and big vistas across the Dandenongs. And it is a good place for hiking along the several...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank BenYorkie
Reviewed July 11, 2017 via mobile

What a lovely view from the rotunda, you can see for miles. With a large car park and easy access to the views, on a chilly autumn day, the vista was glorious. The Autumnal colours were well worth visiting as well, as good as anywhere...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank chookiegirl1
Reviewed June 14, 2017

I love the RJ Hamer Aboretum. Just beautiful to walk the entire hillside gardens with the iconic lake and boathouse at the bottom.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Sonya M
Reviewed May 21, 2017 via mobile

It has been a tradition, over the years at irregular intervals - whenever visitors arrive from overseas, to bring them to this Arboretum just for the views. My fav spot is the Gazebo & Bbq picnic grounds off Chalet Rd, closer to the Olinda Monbulk...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank Traveller88Melbourne
Reviewed May 15, 2017

First visit to RJ Hamer Forest Arboretum on a pleasant autumn day. The view from the top carpark looking over Silvan Dam and further would look spectacular on a clear sunny day. Our walk started near the BBQs, a wide track with smaller tracks to...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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