Olinda Country Cottages and Family Suite
1558 Mt Dandenong Tourist Rd
Olinda, 3788, Victoria, Australia
5 min walk along a footpath from the bus stop
Nature getaway amongst the tall trees and fresh air then Olinda is the place.
Location of Olinda Country Cottages and Olinda Peaceful Retreat- just 1 hour from Melbourne.
Walking to local café’s and small supermarket, antique/vintage shop and several restaurants 2mins walk.
Olinda village 10 mins walk.
The Rhododendron gardens are a 15 min walk.
Puffing Billy train is just 10 minuntes by car.
Spot our wonderful lyerbirds early mornings or later afternoons. That’s not to mention wallabies wombats and a myriad of birds.
30-40 minutes from the Yarra Valley and all its attractions wineries etc too.
You can even make it to the penguin parade at Phillip Island in 1.5 hours. Healsville sanctuary is less than 1 hour by car.
Olinda Peaceful Retreat Cottage
20 Fordyce rd Olinda is just a short distance away well off the main road. NB key must be collected by prior arrangement please.
Easily accesible by bus from MT Dandenong shops 15 mins walk NB road is unmade for a short distance.
2 bedroomed tiny house with gas heating and a coonara style wood heater too, full kitchen, BBQ + washing machine etc. Perfect for those seeking complete solitude to write, do art or just contemplate. Has x 1 queen bed and the second bedroom is small with just a double bed please note no wardrobe in this room. There is a small foldout and baby portacot for lounge available free. This is self contained accommodation.
If using a GPS to find the location of Olinda Country Cottages and coming via The Basin, beware driving along the Olinda Basin Rd, it is a dangerous windy dirt road. The safest option in The Basin is to take Mountain Hwy. Do not let it take you via Old Coach Rd, this is now a walking track and is a dead end.
The 688 bus stop is 300 meters from the property which takes you to either Croydon Railway Station (located on the Lilydale line – 30 min journey) or Upper Ferntree Gully Railway Station (Located on the Belgrave line – 20 min journey). Here the trains take approximately 1 hour to reach the city. Bus and train timetables can be accessed from Public Transport Victoria’s website.
New to the area?
For those new to the area be aware that (Olinda) in the Dandenong Ranges is nowhere near the suburb of Dandenong. Do not go out that way from the airport. Mt Dandenong and Dandenong city are about 40 kilometres apart. If coming from Melbourne’s CBD take either the M1 freeway and exit at Ferntree Gully rd or via the Eastern freeway exit at Burwood Hwy.