Dandenongs township in a very attractive surrounds
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.
The mountains, which reach a high point of 633 metres above sea-level, consist of volcanic lava. They experience high rainfall as prevailing westerly winds rise when they hit the range and then cool to produce rain. The combination of rainfall and rich volcanic soils renders the soil fertile and the ranges are cloaked in vast tracts of forests and fern gullies, as well as some distinguished and renowned gardens. Potatoes, flowers, bulbs and berry fruits are produced for commercial purposes in the area.