Scenic and cosy, Kalorama is perched atop the Dandenong Ranges 40 km east of Melbourne on the Mt Dandenong Tourist Road. This quaint village has a local general store, a lookout on the main road with scenic views Kalorama Park, Silvan Reservoir, the forests and farmland. A fabulous stopping point for photos.
Just off the Mt Dandenong Tourist Road is Kalorama Park, a pleasant 22-hectare reserve on the eastern slopes of the Dandenongs. This land was purchased from the Jeeves family who were among the first European settlers in the area. The perfect place for a picnic or group gathering, you’ll find plenty of facilities, free gas barbecues and walking trails that lead through open country and mountain ash forest.
The name Kalorama was coined at the turn of the 20th century by a guest of Ellis Jeeves, the Reverend Henschelwood, which means ‘beautiful view’ in Greek. Ellis named his home Kalorama and was later applied to the suburb in 1926 to avoid postal confusion.