Kalorama is a small, scenic village perched atop the Dandenong Ranges 40 km east of Melbourne on the Mt Dandenong Tourist Road. As well as a general store, which can supply local information, there is a lookout on the main road which looks down over Kalorama Park, Silvan Reservoir, forests and farmland. A fabulous stopping point for breathtaking photos!
Just off the Mt Dandenong Tourist Road is Kalorama Park, a very pleasant 22-ha 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. There are picnic facilities, free gas barbecues and walking trails which 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.