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Sassafras

Follow a well-worn road to a weekend in Sassafras, which retains the charm of its nineteenth century prominence as a popular destination for city dwellers.

Devonshire teas and more

Hop from brunch to a late lunch to dinner in Sassafras's cafes and restaurants, and come back for seconds in the quaint tea rooms. Take Devonshire tea at Miss Marples tea room, an authentic English cottage inspired by Agatha Christie.

Between meals browse in the antique stores and the local specialist shops. Pick up local wine and produce at Ripe, or Sassafras General Store and Cafe, and grab a teapot souvenir from Tea Leaves.

Stay a night in your choice of quality boutique accommodation or elegant period guesthouses.

Walking off the indulgence

Stroll through the beautiful Alfred Nicholas or George Tindale gardens. Push yourself to hike the 13-kilometre Sassafras Creek Forest Trail to Emerald along the mountain stream.

Linger in the lush sun-dappled fern gullies at nearby Sherbrooke Forest as you meander past waterfalls and picnic grounds on the nature walk trails.

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Sassafras

Cafes

Ripe Cafe

Dine at Ripe cafe, a Sassafras local's favourite. Fuel up on hearty soups and sandwiches and pack a few treats before you explore the town.

National parks & reserves

Dandenong Ranges National Park

Take a relaxing walk through forests of towering mountain ash in the Dandenong Ranges National Park, just an hour’s drive from Melbourne's CBD.

Cafes

The Piggery Cafe

Give your next roadtrip a sense of purpose and head to Sherbrooke for Shannon Bennett's sophisticated comfort food in perfectly rustic surrounds.

Walking & hiking

Sherbrooke Falls Trail

Enjoy a gentle introduction to the Dandenong Ranges on this gentle walk to Sherbrooke Falls and find a new favourite escape for walks and picnics.

Parks & gardens

Alfred Nicholas Gardens

Meander through this gorgeous historic garden, a scenic haven with a picturesque lake, a boathouse, a canopy of ash trees and vibrant blooms year-round.

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