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Sat 29 Nov 2014 9:00am - 5:00pm

Posted by Shi O on Sun, 2 Nov 2014
Leaders: Shi O
Standard: n/a
Meeting: Tue, 25 Nov 2014, 4:11 pm

Distance: 15km

Grade: Easy

We are walking along Sassafras to Olinda,seeing beatiful ancient tree ferns, eucalypts and possibly echidnas, wallabies or even a lyrebird. We are meeting at the clubrooms at 9am and travelling 50 mins to meet at Ripe - Australian Produce (cafe) to start the walk. The walk is 15km return on unsealed road and there is the option of scones, cream and jam at Miss Marple's Tea Room.

Please bring: lunch (or buy at Ripe), raincoat, comfortable shoes for walking, minimum 1 litre water

Transport and other details will be discussed during the trip meeting.


"Sassafras Creek's pure fresh spring water flows in its natural state through Kallista, Monbulk and onwards to Woori Yallock Creek.

Surrounding the creek is a spectacular forest, forming a linear corridor encompassing valuable flora and fauna. 

The Sassafras Creek Reserve holds many treasures: lush fern gullies, the endangered Slender Tree Fern, mosses, lichen, fungi, aromatic Sassafras trees, towering Mountain Ash and delicate ground covers. Home to a diversity of fauna, Superb Lyrebirds, Freshwater Crays, Blackfish, Feathertail Gliders, Dusky Antichinus and several owl species - to name a few.

Take a hike along the 13 km Sassafras Creek Forest Trail from Sassafras to Emerald to experience the beauty and serenity of our natural environment.

The trail starts in Sassafras where the creek crosses under the Mount Dandenong Tourist Road and continues southwards beside the The Sassafras Creek Road. Continue along the path of Creek Road, Monbulk Road, Emerald-Monbulk Road until the trail ends in Emerald."


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