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Dandenong Ranges Gourmet Hike

Saturday 19 January 2019

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Dandenong Ranges Gourmet Hike

Saturday 19 January 2019 @ 9.30 a.m.

For this first hike, we will set off down the Dandenong Ranges Tourist Track from the Sassafras Mechanics Institute Hall. Our meeting point is the Ripe Café for a pre-hike coffee and snack, after which will we head off into the forest for some nature, exercise, chats and, eventually, more eating.

The hike includes …

• A guided 11-12 km hike from Sassafras to Kallista and back to Sassafras
• A pre-walk coffee and snack at Ripe Café
• Lunch at either The Piggery or King Henry Arts Café (depending on numbers and availability)
• A stroll around the Alfred Nicholas Memorial Gardens
• Wildlife spotting (only the friendly ones, fingers crossed)
• Good conversation, fresh air and unforgettable memories

Please bring along …

• Comfortable trainers or hiking boots
• Water bottle – 1L
• Sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat
• Light waterproof jacket (summer)
• Lunch and snack money

Essential info

Date: Saturday 19 January 2019

Meeting point: Ripe Café, 376-378 Mount Dandenong Tourist Rd, Sassafras Victoria

Start time: Arrive between 9:30-9:45am to collect coffee and snacks for a 10:15am departure.

Finish time: Approximately 4:30pm – 5:00pm

Parking: Limited parking is available near the Mechanics Hall (opposite Geppetto’s Workshop toy
store), with parking also available across the road off the beginning of Mountain Highway.

Distance from Melbourne CBD: 50km

Grade: Moderate. 11–12 km.

Cost: FREE! But please bring approximately $60 to cover coffee, snacks and lunch.

To book …

Email dandomitravels@gmail.com to hold a spot. I’m intending to keep these hikes small (max. 10 people), so best to get in quick! Please notify me as soon as possible if you are unable to attend. Thanks!

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