• What's on now! Our local cafes, bakeries, hotel and restaurants have re-opened in Clematis, Emerald, Cockatoo & Gembrook. You’ll find a great variety of cuisines to choose from and take-away food, everything from baked goods, family roasts, Italian, Argentinian & pub grub to warm you up. Support local, shop local. Shop here

Eastern Dandenong Ranges Trail

If you are looking to experience day trips from Melbourne, make sure you put walking or cycling the Eastern Dandenong Ranges trail in your calendar. You’ll experience spectacular panoramic views, eucalpyt forests, fern gullies, Emerald Lake Park, flora and fauna. The trail is a recognised rail trail that winds it way along the Puffing Billy track. We think it’s one of the best day trips from Melbourne and family friendly walking and cycling you can find. New signage is currently being installed to navigate your way. Follow the trail using our local ‘Find Me in the Hills’ maps and enjoy visiting Gembrook, Cockatoo and Emerald villages. Walks