Things to do...


Journey to the Dandenong Ranges mountaintop in Victoria, Australia and you’ll find Mary Cards Coach House and Cottage, a heritage listed Bed and Breakfast located in Olinda. Once you’ve arrived, whatever the season, there is always something to do.  

Walk out our front gate and discover the Villages of Mt. Dandenong picturesque restaurants, cafes and shops, spectacular views, the stunning gardens of the Dandenongs, secluded natural forests, and numerous hiking trails – from simple strolls to taxing walks, or just do nothing at all.  

♦ We are within 200 metres walk to the restaurants, cafes, pubs and shops of Mount Dandenong Village and just 800 metres to Olinda Village restaurants, boutique shops and handicraft galleries.  Three kilometres away is Sassafras Village with its collection of cafes, antique and craft shops.  

♦ 150 metres walk to The Wild Oak cooking school.  Classes run Thursday and Saturday.

Wild About Tours pick up and return to Mary Cards B&B for full or half day wine tours.  Tailored to your time-frame, interest and budget.

♦ Two minutes drive to William Ricketts Sanctuary.  Walking path set within natural forest of ferns and mountain ash, featuring a collection of clay-fired sculptures of Aboriginal figures.

♦ Four minutes drive to SkyHigh Mount Dandenong.  With views across Melbourne, SkyHigh is one of Victoria’s most popular tourist destinations.  When dining at SkyHigh Bistro, you can get a free stretch limousine pick up and return from your suite at Mary Cards Coach House every night of the week with the exception of Saturday night.

♦ Within four to six minutes’ drive enjoy the many beautiful gardens estates found in the Dandenongs.  Choose from National Rhododendron GardensR J Hamer Forest Arboretum (120 hectares of native and exotic trees), Pirianda Garden (terraced gardens), Mt. Dandenong Arboreta and the Cloudehill Nursery & Gardens, renown as one of Australia’s finest private gardens.

♦ Two kilometres to Olinda Golf Course and café.

The Dandenong Ranges National Park covers a significant area of Olinda, and offers visitors many walking tracks, BBQ and picnic facilities, and natural attractions such as the Olinda Falls.

♦ Treat yourself to Mary Cards Spa packages for multiple night stays.

♦ 15 minutes drive to Puffing Billy historic steam train rides.

We would be happy to provide assistance in sourcing the very best activities, relaxation and recreation this wonderful region has to offer.