Kalorama is a small settlement perched atop the Dandenong Ranges 40 km east of Melbourne on the Mt Dandenong Tourist Road which heads north off the Burwood Highway at Upper Ferntree Gully. William Ricketts Sanctuary is south of Kalorama.
Australian Plant Garden: a two-hectare landscaped botanic garden with a wide range of native wildflowers and other plants, a diversity of birdlife, easy-going walking tracks, picnic facilities, toilets, a nursery and a continuous floral display situated beneath stands of mountain grey gums and messmate. Open weekends from 1.00 p.m. to 4.00 p.m. and Tuesday to Friday from 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. Guided tours are available on weekends and school environment activities are catered for. Ph: (03) 9728 4256.
Kalorama Lookout: situated on the main road, it looks down over Kalorama Park, Silvan Reservoir, forests and farmland. There are also tea rooms.
Kalorama Park: a pleasant 22-ha reserve on the eastern slopes of the Dandenongs with picnic facilities, free gas barbecues and walking trails which lead through open country and mountain ash forest. It is located just off Mount Dandenong Tourist Rd at Kalorama. There are fine views across Silvan Reservoir and the Upper Yarra Valley. Ph: 131 963.
Australian Plant Garden