Sassafras Creek to Baynes Park via the Dandenong Ranges Tourist Track
11.6 km return
3 h 30 min to 5 h 30 min
Sassafras Creek to Baynes Park via the Dandenong Ranges Tourist Track
11.6 km
Return

Walk
3 h 30 min to 5 h 30 min

Run
1 h 45 min to 2 h 45 min

Starting near the Sassafras Mechanics Institute Hall, on Mount Dandenong Tourist Road, Sassafras, this walk leads to Baynes Park and back via the Dandenong Ranges Tourist Track. Passing through cool temperate rainforest and gullies filled with ferns and eucalyptus trees, this walk allows you to appreciate nature in a peaceful and calm manner. Sassafras Creek is a constant companion on this walk, whether you are walking beside it or crossing over it. At all times, you are relatively close to the road, but the faint hum of traffic in the background doesn't spoil the walk. Road crossings are required at several points, and there are orange markers to guide you. There are also several creek crossings and boardwalks along the way. This walk is suited for people of average fitness levels. It can be tackled from either direction, done as a whole or divided into smaller sections. Dogs are allowed on-lead on this track. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

Environment
Natural
Urban

Features


Transport options
To start
Bus
Car

Points of Interest
Sassafras Village Green

Places & Areas
Australia
Victoria
Shire of Yarra Ranges
Melbourne
Olinda
Kallista
Sassafras
Monbulk
Sherbrooke
Eastern Victoria Region
Monbulk District
Sassafras Creek Nature Conservation Reserve
Sassafras Creek - Perrins Creek Linear Reserve
Frank Irvine Reserve