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Nomads Outdoors Group – Sassafras Creek & Sherbrooke Forest Walk
The Nomads Outdoors Group
Sunday, 22 March, 2020
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Upper Ferntree Gully Station
Upper Ferntree, Upper Ferntree,
Enjoy a quintessential Dandenongs walk alongside creeks running through ferny gullies, through picturesque cool climate gardens, lunch at picnic grounds in a bush setting and take in the tall green forests along the way.
GRADE | LENGTH | TYPE: A moderate 11km point-to-point walk with a few short steep sections.
ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION: A bus journey from Upper Ferntree Gully takes us to Sassafras to commence our walk on the Sassafras Creek Track. We leave this track at the Alfred Nicholas Memorial Gardens to wander around the ornamental lakes then on past the adjoining Burnham Beeches art deco mansion. Leaving the gardens we enter Sherbrooke Forest to follow bush tracks through to Sherbrooke Falls. A short distance further is O’Donohue Picnic Ground where there are picnic tables in a bush setting for our lunch break. After lunch we take a quiet local road and bush tracks through the forest to Grants Picnic Ground. Coles Ridge Track leads off from the picnic ground and takes us through to Belgrave. To conclude our walk we pass by the Puffing Billy station to reach the Metro station to take a train to commence the return journey.
FURTHER INFORMATION: parks.vic.gov.au/places-to-see/parks/alfred-nicholas-memorial-gardens—gardens-of-the-dandenongs
MEETING TIME | LOCATION; DISTANCE / TIME FROM GPO;
MAP REFERENCE & TRANSPORT: Access to and from this walk is by public transport only. Please see Nomads website for full details.
FOOD: Carry lunch, snacks and water for your needs throughout the day.
APPAREL | FOOTWEAR: Wear comfortable walking boots/shoes and dress to meet the forecast weather conditions.
BOOKING: TO BOOK and for more details, please follow http://tdy.cl/se/aaeXJIA to GET a TICKET on the Nomads website.
This event is limited to a maximum of 12 participants. Obtaining a ticket from The Nomads website is essential. Visitor tickets are available up to Thursday 19th March unless shown on the website as “Sold Out”. Members are encouraged to obtain their ticket by Thursday 19th March however member free tickets will remain available after this date unless shown on the website as “Sold Out” or “Sale Ended”. Please confirm that you have obtained a ticket by visiting thenomadsinc.tidyhq.com/member/events or by checking your “Order confirmation” email.
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