Melbourne’s “Garden of Eden”. Experience the drive along Mt Dandenong Tourist Road, the towering trees of Sherbrooke Forest and the plentiful abundance of natural flora, manicured gardens and quaint villages like Olinda and Sassafras.Take a ride on the restored ‘Puffing Billy’ steam train which makes several scenic trips a day, steaming through the gullies. Walk through one of the gardens, feed the rosellas, browse in the galleries, antique, craft and souvenir shops and then enjoy a Devonshire tea or something more substantial from one of the many restaurants or cafes. Most major shops open from 10am to 5pm daily.
How to get there from Melbourne
Location: Approximately 45 – 50kms East of Melbourne.
By Car (1hour): Take the Monash Freeway to the Toorak Road exit. Once on Toorak Road (which becomes Burwood Highway), follow it to Ferntree Gully where you will turn left on to the Dandenong Tourist Road.
By Train/Bus (1 hour, 10 minutes): From Flinders Street, take the Belgrave train line. To visit either Olinda or Sassafras take bus number 694 from Belgrave Station (20 minutes). For more information call 131 638 or visit www.metlinkmelbourne.com.au