Once you arrive in the village of Sassafras, you might feel a sense of deja vu. That's because it'll either feel just like your hometown, or the quintessential hometown seen on TV. From the quaint tea rooms to the welcoming cafes you'll want to brunch in for hours and bakeries that are about to become your new favourite, Sassafras is atmospheric and downright cosy.

While you're visiting, browse the boutiques, antique, art and toy stores, candy and craft shops which sell hand-picked and hand-crafted quality items, from wooden toys to locally designed wares, houseplants and fashion.

Sassafras is where you find the perfect 'something' whether its a gift for you some one special or yourself, that's 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 an indulgent hamper for a gourmet picnic.

Spread out your picnic blanket in the Village Green or visit the nearby Alfred Nicholas Gardens and the George Tindale Gardens. Travel the forest roads or, for the adventurous, hike the 13 km Sassafras Creek Forest Trail to Emerald.

Perfect for that weekend escape or a cheeky mid-week getaway, stay in Sassafras and enjoy all that it has to offer. Visit our Dandenong Ranges Accommodation page to find accommodation that suits you.