A short drive from Olinda, on the way to Kalorama is Mt Dandenong village. If you love a browse through antique and Bric-à-brac Markets then you're in luck as here you'll find Butlers Vintage Depot. There is also an awesome fresh roast coffee shop here and a favourite of the locals, The Deli Platter.
If you need some essentials for an evening in your accommodation there is also the local IGA Supermarket, which is the only supermarket on the mountain. Across the road is the Mt D Hotel where you can enjoy pub food and often some live music.
If you are staying awhile and have relaxation on your mind, you can't go past Balance Mountain Day Spa for a relaxing massage or spa treatment.
If you take Ridge Rd, out of the Village, you'll head up to Observatory Rd, home to SkyHigh Mt Dandenong. Here you'll get the best views of Melbourne, a Bistro and a fun Maze. A car parking fee applies at SkyHigh.