Arboretum at Olinda


The Arboretum is perhaps the most iconic and most popular spot for professional photos in the whole of the Dandenong Ranges and for that reason it is best suited to those who don't mind an audience. It offers a range of European trees including birches and conifers which create a great spot to play hide-and-seek with your children or to capture more intimate shots if doing a couple shoot. In Spring the open field fills with wildflowers and year round the view to the Yarra Valley and beyond provides a stunning backdrop, especially at sunrise or sunset. Much of the area is sloping and without paths so it is best suited for those without mobility issues. Unlike many more secluded spots this location does have public toilets available.

Two woman sitting on grass with mountains behind in Melbourne
Business women photographed outdoors in Melbourne
Family playing under sheet during Melbourne family photoshoot at Olinda
Yarra Valley at sunrise from the Olinda Aboretum
Family walking across field at Olinda
Two women walking through grassland at sunset in Melbourne
Mother and daughter during Melbourne family photoshoot
Black and white family portrait at R.J. Hamer Arboretum
Couple image at R.J. Hamer Arboretum
Family sitting in tree during forest adventure photo session in Melbourne
Adolescent boy at Olinda
Sunset over Yarra Valley from Olinda Aboretum
Mother and children potrait
Girl in field at Olinda
Woman in bush in Olinda with head thrown back laughing
Mother and son playing in field in Olinda