We have lots of attractions in our area
Sassafras, 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.
Rayner’s Stonefruit Orchard
To compliment the orchard walks, and other activities, a cafe caters to a great range of tasty foods! Orchard Tours are available between 9am to 4pm seven days a week from December to March.
Trees Adventures High Ropes Park.
The Trees Adventure High Ropes Park is unquestionably an awesome setting for enjoying eco-adventure fun. Located in a stunning heritage garden of Belgrave and next to Puffing Billy in the Melbourne Dandenongs, Trees Adventure is a must-see destination for all adventure lovers.
William Rickets Sanctuary
Situated in a ferny glade in the Dandenongs, William Ricketts Sanctuary is a place of beauty and tranquillity, due both to the natural setting and the mystical sculptures half hidden among ferns along the pathways. It is a place for quiet reflection and for contemplation of the essence of the vision of William Ricketts. Many travel across the world to visit this place time and time again.
Opening hours: Open from 10:00am to 4:30pm daily (except Christmas Day).
Alfred Nicholas Gardens
Walk through shady trees down to the picturesque lake, and picnic by the quaint boathouse. In spring, view the flowering azaleas, cherry trees and viburnum. The many linking paths through this garden take you beneath a canopy of awesome Mountain Ash Trees.
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 climate and shaded conditions found in the Dandenong Ranges. Extensive collections of magnolias, rhododendrons, camellias, azaleas, fuchsias and hydrangeas will delight garden enthusiasts. the gardens offer something new with each season – a myriad of flowers in spring; hydrangeas, lilliums and fuchsias in summer; a canopy of gold, red, orange and burgundy in Autumn and the flowers of the Lenten Rose or Hellebore beneath flowering shrubs in winter.