Discover Manningham

From stunning parks and reserves to fantastic playgrounds and riverside environs, Manningham is a great place to get active. With a vibrant mix of shopping and dining precincts and local markets, Manningham is a great place to feast on the world’s varied cuisines and indulge in a little retail therapy. Manningham is home to the nationally significant Heide Museum of Modern Art, as well as an array of artist trails, pottery studies, fantastic festivals and community events. Discover Manningham’s rich heritage with a visit to the historical Schramms Cottage, Bolin Bolin Billabong, or Warrandyte village, the site of Victoria’s first gold discovery.

Suburbs include:

Bulleen Doncaster Doncaster East Donvale Park Orchards Ringwood North Templestowe Templestowe Lower Warrandyte Warrandyte South Wonga Park

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People might not know that one of the first discoveries of gold in Victoria was made in Warrandyte
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  • Beyond the Stigma

    Beyond the Stigma Gala

    Friday, 18 August 2017

    We invite you to join us for an evening of fun as well as raising awareness for mental health and suicide. All proceeds from this event will be donated to beyondblue and to the support services they provide which is available to all Australians no matter where they are.

    The evening will include: 3-course meal, entry to door prize comedian Gabriel Rossi, king of Pop Show (Michael Jackson Tribute Artist), silent auction, raffle, stalls. 

     

    We invite you to join us for an evening of fun as well as raising awareness for mental health and

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  • Heide Museum of Modern Art

    Heide Museum of Modern Art

    For tens of thousands of visitors each year, Heide Museum of Modern Art offers an inspiring, educational and thought provoking experience of modern and contemporary art, architecture and landscape. The museum began life in 1934 as the home of Melbourne couple John and Sunday Reed and has since evolved into one of Australia's most important cultural institutions. 

    For tens of thousands of visitors each year, Heide Museum of Modern Art offers an inspiring, educ

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  • Wombat Bend

    Wombat Bend

    A sanctuary for creative play, Wombat Bend is decorated with community art that will inspire and capture the imagination of people of all ages and all abilities. Children and young people at heart will love exploring this playground with its sensory play activities, accessible path networks, amphitheatre and native forest walk.

    A sanctuary for creative play, Wombat Bend is decorated with community art that will inspire and

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  • Kellybrook Winery

    Kellybrook Winery

    An abundance of real style and personality. Kellybrook, on the edge of Melbourne's Eastern suburbs, is a lovely oasis in the old Yarra Valley orchard belt. Set amongst lush vineyard and beautiful gardens, the winery offers an authentic wine-tasting experience. A lovely day for any couple or group of Friends, a winery tasting is always a great way to catch up with friends or a loved one! 

    An abundance of real style and personality.

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  • Manningham Art Gallery

    Manningham Art Gallery presents an eclectic program of contemporary art exhibitions that includes curated group exhibitions, shows by emerging and mid-career Victorian artists and touring exhibitions from interstate and state galleries. Recognising the region's significance to the history of Australian pottery, the gallery regularly hosts exhibitions of work by celebrated Australian ceramic artists as well as the biennial Manningham Victorian Ceramic Art Award.

    Manningham Art Gallery presents an eclectic program of contemporary art exhibitions that includes curated group exhibitions, shows by emerging and mid-career Victorian artists and touring exhibitions from interstate and state galleries.

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  • Doncaster Playhouse

    Doncaster Playhouse is a welcoming, comfortable and relaxed small studio theatre. The historic building was constructed in 1863 as the area's first primary school before being refurbished as a community theatre in 1988. The Playhouse is a great venue to experience one of the many concerts or theatre shows presented regularly by Council for the community. You can also enjoy a show with one of several local theatre companies that call the Playhouse home. 

    Doncaster Playhouse is a welcoming, comfortable and relaxed small studio theatre.

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  • Manningham Art Collection

    The Manningham Art Collection features both large scale sculptures installed across the municipality, and smaller contemporary artworks that are regularly displayed in the foyers of Manningham City Square and the Manningham Civic Centre at 699 Doncaster Road. Explore Manningham’s Public Art, including significant works such as Inge King’s ‘Sentinel’, Anthony Pryor’s ‘I am a Man like You’, Deborah Halpern’s ‘Big Cat’ and ‘Water Creature’.

    The Manningham Art Collection features both large scale sculptures installed across the municipal

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  • Quest on Doncaster

    Quest on Doncaster

    Set amidst peaceful and established gardens Quest on Doncaster is located within easy access to all of Manningham's art, park and shopping ventures. The tranquil greenery allows you to experience peace and quiet whilst relaxing in comfort and privacy. The 35 room property provides Studio apartments, One Bedroom apartments and Two Bedroom apartments each featuring kitchenettes.

    Set amidst peaceful and established gardens Quest on Doncaster is located within easy access to a

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  • Banksia Park

    Banksia Park

    Banksia Park is loved by family and friends for picnics, short strolls or effortless bike rides along the Yarra River bends. Exercise dogs in the off lead fenced area, add a visit Heide Museum of Modern Art, or just lay under the canopy of trees and enjoy the fresh air. Dogs are permitted in the park but must remain on a leash at all times (except within the fenced dog off-leash enclosure).

    Banksia Park is loved by family and friends for picnics, short strolls or effortless bike rides a

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  • Mullum Mullum Park

    Mullum Mullum Park

    Mullum Mullum Park is an important wildlife corridor in Melbourne’s east. This is a great park for cyclists and walkers, with the 1.6km Eastlink Trail running through the park and linking to Melbourne’s wider trail network. A perfect walk to take the family on on a Sunday, Mullum Mullum offeres amazing surroundings that is sure to cap of any great weekend. 

    Mullum Mullum Park is an important wildlife corridor in Melbourne’s east.

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  • Warrandyte State Park

    Warrandyte State Park

    Warrandyte State Park is a haven for bushwalkers, canoeists, picnickers, birdwatchers and those who enjoy peace and solitude. Pound Bend Tunnel hints at the rich heritage dominated by the Yarra River as it winds through natural bushland. A sure winner for any Saturday or Sunday day trip with the family or loved ones, head down and enjoy the serenity! 

    Warrandyte State Park is a haven for bushwalkers, canoeists, picnickers, birdwatchers and those w

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  • Westerfolds Park (including Candlebark Park)

    Westerfolds Park

    Westerfolds Park, including Candlebark Park, is perfect for picnicking, cycling, walking, canoeing and there's an adventure playground for the children. The Main Yarra Trail, that forms part of the 6km of sealed trails throughout the park, connects many parks, trails, and wetlands along the Yarra River waterways.

    Westerfolds Park, including Candlebark Park, is perfect for picnicking, cycling, walking, canoein

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  • Manningham Art Studios

    Manningham Art Studios offers a great range of affordable arts courses, creative workshops and activities, and is the perfect place to explore creativity in its many forms. With everything from pre-school music, painting for adults, an extensive after-school pottery program and dance and healthy lifestyle courses, Manningham Art Studios has something for everybody. 

    Manningham Art Studios offers a great range of affordable arts courses, creative workshops and activities, and is the perfect place to explore creativity in its many forms.

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  • Ruffey Lake Park

    One of Manningham’s most popular parks, Ruffey Lake is the perfect place to expel a bit of energy, with two large playgrounds, a flying fox and jogging / walking tracks . Alternatively relax with a picnic and make use of the barbecue and picnic facilities. The park is dog friendly in areas, so make sure you check where pups can be off leash before heading down! 

    One of Manningham’s most popular parks, Ruffey Lake is the perfect place to expel a bit of energy

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  • Petty’s Orchard

    One of Melbourne’s oldest commercial orchards, Petty’s holds the largest collection of apple varieties on mainland Australia, with more than 200 varieties. It uniquely encompasses an antique apple orchard, commercial orchard, on-site organic store, wetlands, bird hide, an old packing shed which displays the orchard’s history. Open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

    One of Melbourne’s oldest commercial orchards, Petty’s holds the largest collection of apple vari

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  • Shopping Villages

    From premier shopping destinations including Westfield Doncaster and Stockland The Pines, boutique shopping in Templestowe Village and Tunstall Square, to local community markets in Park Orchards and Warrandyte, Manningham has a vibrant mix of shopping precincts offering a plethora of shopping and dining experiences.

    From premier shopping destinations including Westfield Doncaster and Stockland The Pines, boutiq

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  • Gardener’s Indulgence Trail

    Spend a leisurely day out visiting up to six unique garden centres. Along the trail you can immerse yourself in all things gardening, yet each venue also offers something different. Take in a quirky gallery space, garden art sculpture, find out more about edible gardens and sustainable gardening practices, browse for garden and homewares, or take in lunch or a coffee at a quaint teahouse or café.

    Spend a leisurely day out visiting up to six unique garden centres.

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  • Walking and Cycling trails

    Whether you want to see gum trees and bushland, discover Manningham’s rich heritage, or learn more about its artistic past, Manningham has many self-guided walks that allow you to explore every nook and cranny. Doing any of this as well as improving fitness is a win for anyone, so grab a friend or your pooch and take a self-guided tour through one of these amazing tracks. 

    Whether you want to see gum trees and bushland, discover Manningham’s rich heritage, or learn mor

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  • Warrandyte Village

    Take in the history and picturesque scenery of Warrandyte, located just 30 kilometres from the Melbourne CBD, Spend the day browsing through the art galleries, discovering the unique boutiques and shops, and savour the tasty delights at a local eatery or a coffee while enjoying the beautiful surrounds of the Yarra River.

    Take in the history and picturesque scenery of Warrandyte, located just 30 kilometres from the Me

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  • Bolin Bolin Billabong

    Visitors to Bolin Bolin Billabong, one of the few remaining billabongs to be found in an urban setting, can explore the rich indigenous history of the land through interpretive signs dotted throughout the park. Prior to European settlement it was a significant meeting place for indigenous people from across Victoria.

    Visitors to Bolin Bolin Billabong, one of the few remaining billabongs to be found in an urban se

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  • Manningham Gallery

    This modern art venue showcases a broad range of contemporary media including painting, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, drawings, photography, installation and multi-media artworks. Recognising the region's significance to the history of Australian pottery, the gallery regularly hosts exhibitions of work by celebrated Australian ceramic artists as well as the biennial Manningham Victorian Ceramic Art Award.

    This modern art venue showcases a broad range of contemporary media including painting, sculpture

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  • Aquarena Aquatic and Leisure Centre

    Aquarena is one of the largest and modern recreation and aquatic facilities in Victoria. With both indoor and outdoor pools, the centre offers high quality facilities and a large range of programs and services. Aquerena also offers group bookings and swimming lessons. It's never too early to get your children in the pool and learning to swim! 

    Aquarena is one of the largest and modern recreation and aquatic facilities in Victoria.

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  • Warrandyte Berry Farm

    This quaint roadside store at the farm gate specialises in strawberries dipped in chocolate, strawberry icecream, berry smoothies and a huge range of berry jams, all made with locally grown and freshly picked berries. The perfect first stop to any adventure, why not fill up on some delivious fresh produce or take some to snack on throughout the day. 

    This quaint roadside store at the farm gate specialises in strawberries dipped in chocolate, stra

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  • Schramms Cottage

    Originally built for Max von Schramm, a German immigrant, for use as a house and a Lutheran school around 1875, and opened as a historical centre in 1976. Schramms Cottage contains exhibits depicting the area’s German heritage as well as orchard displays. It is open Sundays and public holidays, from 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm, and a great place to check out this weekend! 

    Originally built for Max von Schramm, a German immigrant, for use as a house and a Lutheran schoo

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