Sassafras, in the Dandenong Ranges is between Olinda and Ferny Creek, and 35 km. east of Melbourne. It was originally called Sassafras Gully, based on the moist, mountainous landscape in which trees described as “Sassafras” were found. Sassafras maintains several attractions for tourists, one of the churches now housing a gallery. The Nicholas Gardens and Nicholas Research Laboratories are on land formerly owned by Alfred Nicholas (1881-1937), Aspro manufacturer and philanthropist. The gardens were laid out between 1929 and 1937. Experience the mountain air, rosellas that feed from your hand and the absolute beauty of the fernery and wildlife that surrounds. As well as mother nature, you can enjoy the wonderful craft and antique shops that are located just a short drive away in Olinda or alternatively, you only only 5 minutes from the centre of Belgrave. Our Property Consultant Jim Conder lives here in Sassafras.