A suburb and tourist village on Mount Dandenong famous for its tea rooms and artists. The township is central to some of main tourist attractions in the Dandenong Ranges.
Originally a logging settlement, arigulture gradually took over and local berry and dairy farming as well as an important flower industry grew. Tourism is now important for the township.
Olinda was the home of renown artist, Sir Arthur Streeton, for many years. The township also has a very active arts and crafts community and has several galleries and arts and crafts shops.