Sassafras, Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges, Victoria, Australia
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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.

Things to do

Alfred Nicholas Gardens

Alfred Nicholas Gardens

The many linking paths through this garden take you beneath a canopy of awesome Mountain Ash Trees. Walk through shady trees down to the picturesque...

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George Tindale Gardens

George Tindale Memorial Gardens

The George Tindale Memorial Garden contains a number of plants rarely found in cultivation, which are thriving in the acidic soils, cool temperate...

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Dandenong Ranges National Park

Dandenong Ranges National Park

Protecting the tall forests of the Dandenongs, the Dandenong Ranges National Park is well known for its spectacular Mountain Ash trees and lush fern...

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