Tea-drinkers will be in their element in the village of Sassafras, with its popular tea rooms serving traditional Devonshire teas, as well as specialist tea shops that stock hundreds of varieties and flavours of tea.

Browse the antique, art, craft and speciality shops which sell hand-picked and hand-crafted quality items, from wooden toys to potted flowers and fragrant candles.

Here is a place where you’ll find something truly special, rather than mass-produced.

Fresh local produce and gourmet foods are on the menu at the restaurants, cafes and delis, so you can decide whether you want to eat in or pack a hamper for a gourmet picnic.

Picnic in the Village Green or visit the nearby Alfred Nicholas Gardens and the George Tindale Gardens. Travel the forest roads or, for the adventurer, hike the 13 km Sassafras Creek Forest Trail to Emerald

Perfect for that weekend escape, why not stay in Sassafras and enjoy all that it has to offer.  Visit our Dandenong Ranges Accommodation page to find accommodation that suits your need.

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