Sassafras to Montrose via Mt Dandenong

We catch the bus to Sassafras from Montrose and start the day with a lovely cup of coffee at Ripe cafe. Our walk takes us through Doongala forest and then up the zigzag track to  Bourkes lookout. We then head along Kyeema track to Mt Dandenong observatory. Our path back takes us through the Mt Dandenong arboretum , Kalorama and then back down to Montrose. There are lots of hills, some steep descents , moderate ascents and lovely views. Approximately 17 kms. Meet at Montrose football oval (Mel.52 D8) at 7.45 (sharp) to catch the 8.05 bus to Sassafras .  Bring Myki, mask, money for coffee and poles (optional).