If you are keen on taking a trip up some windy roads into the dusty bush of Nillumbik, there is a famous bush market that runs EVERY Saturday morning. Think farmers market crossed with tye-die clothing, mixed with feathers and a couple of bush tee-pees and you have St Andrews Community Market. This community institution is a welcoming, no fuss affair with stallholders selling everything from bread, soap, flowers and mushrooms. Have your back worked on at the massage stand and hair braided while you are at it. Share a cup of chai tea and rest on the couch pillows at the top of the hill before filling your baskets with amazingly fresh, local produce.
Mamma's special mention: This bush market is a great place to share with the kids. There are some bush cubbies up on the hill to explore, pony rides and of course a life saving $2 wand of streamers. Best not to wear white and throw the kids in their runners.
the nitty gritty
Market runs every Saturday
Track is rough on prams so best leave at home
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Kangaroo Ground-St Andrews Rd,