Look up and look out! Examples of Melbourne’s rich history are easy to find when you are walking around the inner city laneways, arcades and historic buildings; each with its own unique story to tell. There is no better way of unearthing the history of the city than by taking a guided walking tour of Melbourne. Discover the secrets to our maritime history on a Ghost tours of Williamstown in Melbourne’s west, and Rupertswood Mansion in Sunbury, also known as the ‘birthplace of the ashes,’ is steeped in tradition and reverence.
Hurstbridge Wattle FestivalSunday, 27 August 2017
Board the K Class steam locomotive and view the wattle in a blaze of glory along Diamond Creek as you approach the historic Hurstbridge Township and The Wattle Festival. The steam train arrives in the centre of town where there will be a day of fabulous food, music, roving entertainment and free activities. It is a celebration of Heritage, Environment, Community and Rail History; and the perfect day of family fun.More Info View Map
Board the K Class steam locomotive and view the wattle in a b
Eltham Mudbrick Tour 2017Sunday, 22 October 2017
Nillumbik Shire has a unique heritage in mudbrick architecture accumulated over more than half a century of experimentation, design and construction. Join us on our tour of a selection of classic mudbrick houses open for one day only. This is a fundraiser run by Eltham High School Friends of Music.More Info
Nillumbik Shire has a unique heritage in mudbrick architecture accumulated over more than half a
Excite your tastebuds with a huge range of colourful cuisines from our multicultural community. Greater Dandenong is home to people from more than 150 different nationalities, who bring with them diverse cultures, gorgeous clothes and of course, delicious food. We have the world on a plate with everything from Turkish gozlemes, Asian delights, Punjab sweets and Uyghur noodles to tempt your tastebuds.More Info
Excite your tastebuds with a huge range of colourful cuisines from our multicultural community.
Brimbank pioneer William Taylor, who owned 13,000 acres of grazing land around Keilor, started building Overnewton Castle in 1849. Ten years later, following a trip to Scotland, he added the Scottish baronial castle and both exist today; much as they were. Overnewton is now the venue for weddings, functions, high tea and tours; surrounded by magnificent gardens. Luxurious accommodation is also available, and don’t forget to drop in on selected Sundays for scrumptious high tea.More Info View Map
Brimbank pioneer William Taylor, who owned 13,000 acres of grazing land around Keilor, started bu
Gem Pier, Williamstown
Gem Pier is the arrival point for ferries from the city. Step off into the historical township of Williamstown, the first settlement in Melbourne. With so much to see from the HMAS Castlemaine to historical buildings, plan to stay for the day or the weekend. With nearby picnic spots as well as playgrounds and BBQ this is the perfect day trip to Hobsons Bay.More Info View Map
Gem Pier is the arrival point for ferries from the city.
CERES Environment Park
CERES is a non-profit community environment park beside Merri Creek, open every day with free entry. Displays, demonstrations, talks and events help visitors understand what can be done for the environment on a household, community and on a global level. Site tours are held Saturday and Sunday mornings, and there is a craft market and organic market open Saturday and Wednesday mornings.More Info View Map
CERES is a non-profit community environment park beside Merri Creek, open every day with free entry.
Accessible only by boat, Herring Island in the Yarra River is just 3km from Melbourne's city centre. The park is a haven for nature and art lovers. It is home to a series of environmental sculptures.More Info View Map
Accessible only by boat, Herring Island in the Yarra River is just 3km from Melbourne's city cent
Living Legends, located just outside Melbourne, Australia, has been established to bring retired champion horses back to the public. It is situated at Woodlands Historic Park, a unique, picturesque location that includes a historic homestead, magnificent gardens, and abundant parklands. Living Legends is a great location for a family outing or day trip.More Info View Map
Living Legends, located just outside Melbourne, Australia, has been established to bring retired
Pipemakers Park is a great place for a family outing. Located in the Maribyrnong River valley, it is a historic pipemaking industrial site that has been transformed into a park and wetlands.
The park is home to the Living Museum of the West, which has self-guided tours and hosts a number of exhibitions, activities and special presentations on the cultural history of western Melbourne and the Maribyrnong River.
There are plenty of recreational facilities to enjoy. Have a picnic or barbecue, try fishing for bream from the wharf, go for a river cruise on the Maribyrnong River or sit and relax in the pioneer women’s shelter. You can canoe downstream or walk or cycle on trails in both directions along the Maribyrnong River.More Info View Map
Pipemakers Park is a great place for a family outing.
A Melbourne icon, the Yarra River is the focus for numerous spectacular events. The banks of the river have a number of barbecue and picnic facilities, fishing platforms and jetties. In addition, there are trails and paths for cyclists, walkers and joggers.More Info View Map
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!More Info View Map
Originally built for Max von Schramm, a German immigrant, for use as a house and a Lutheran schoo
The SUBSTATION presents an annual program across art forms, which actively responds to our unique building and place in Melbourne. The SUBSTATION’s program respects the original vision for the building as an asset for artists and audiences. We invite audiences and communities from across Hobsons Bay to experience The SUBSTATION’s artistic program as active participants, attendees and collaborators.More Info View Map
The SUBSTATION presents an annual program across art forms, w
Visit the Hobsons Bay Visitor Information Centre in Commonwealth Reserve, Williamstown and pick up information on three self guided heritage walks. With so much to explore around Hobsons Bay take the time to explore and learn something new about your local area. explore the historic seaport of waterfront Williamstown, as well as its hidden lanes, monuments, buildings and the original morgue.More Info View Map
Visit the Hobsons Bay Visitor Information Centre in Commonwealth Reserve, Williamstown and pick u
With such a stunning range of themed exhibition and interactive scientific displays, Scienceworks is sure to enthral and entertain the kids for hours. Experience live demonstrations, informative tours and plenty of hands-on activities – all designed to unravel the mysteries of science. With enough happening to fill a full day, head down this weekend and enjoy!More Info View Map
With such a stunning range of themed exhibition and interactive scientific displays, Scienceworks
Spotswood Industrial Heritage Tour
The origin of Ned Kelly’s armour, the birthplace of the stubbie, and Melbourne’s first sewage system are just some of the highlights of Museum Victoria’s Spotswood Industrial Heritage mobile-device walking tour. The walking tour, available on both Apple and Android devices, uses audio, video, and hundreds of historical photographs to paint a picture of the evolution of Spotswood.More Info
The origin of Ned Kelly’s armour, the birthplace of the stubbie, and Melbourne’s first sewage sys
Bulla Hill Railway
Ride on the miniature trains whilst enjoying the beautiful view of Mt Macedon or simply sit down and have a bite to eat in the private picnic area, complete with barbecues, toilet facilities and a kiosk at the station. There is also a great children’s playground to keep the young ones entertained all day long. Entry is FREE and rides cost $3.00.More Info View Map
Ride on the miniature trains whilst enjoying the beautiful view of Mt Macedon or simply sit down
The Titanic, Williamstown
It’s not just dinner and a show. Book the voyage of a lifetime where your night is guaranteed to be a disaster. Step back in time to a by gone era and relive the majestic grandeur that made the Titanic the ship of dreams.More Info View Map
It’s not just dinner and a show.
Victoria State Rose Garden
Delight in the irresistible colour and fragrance of over 5,000 roses displayed to perfection within four uniquely shaped designs. In bloom from October to May, the roses are at their most magnificent from November to April.More Info View Map
Delight in the irresistible colour and fragrance of over 5,000 roses displayed to perfection with
Lantern Ghost Tours
Join a multi-award winning ghost tour of Hobsons Bay's most haunted locations. Visit an abandoned morgue on the Ghosts of the Old City Williamstown, be a ghost hunter for the night at Altona Homestead or discover killer locomotives at Newport Substation.
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Join a multi-award winning ghost tour of Hobsons Bay's most haunted locations.
Timeball Tower, Williamstown
Today, working timeball towers are extremely rare; apart from the one at Point Gellibrand there is a working timeball tower at Greenwich in London, and only three others in the world. The Williamstown tower was built in 1849 of local bluestone. It was originally a lighthouse, and later served as a timeball tower from 1861 to 1926.The Timeball Tower helped ships accurately set their chronometers, since accuracy was essential for successful navigation on long ocean voyages.More Info View Map
Today, working timeball towers are extremely rare; apart from the one at Point Gellibrand there i
The city’s strong maritime heritage is reinforced by many attractions including The Timeball Tower and Gem Pier, where the city ferries arrive and depart. Blunts Boatbuilders in adjacent Nelson Place is an icon in itself, having been in business for more than 150 years. The Williamstown Sailing Club, Royal Yacht Club of Victoria, Hobsons Bay Yacht Club and Royal Victorian Motor Yacht Club and Seaworks are all to be found along Nelson Place.
The city’s strong maritime heritage is reinforced by many attractions including The Timeball Towe
The Mansion Hotel & Spa at Werribee Park
This hotel provides the perfect luxury getaway with an indulgent day spa, award-winning restaurant, indoor pool, cosy library with fireplace, snooker room and tennis courts. An unforgettable experience that will linger with you long after you check out.More Info View Map
This hotel provides the perfect luxury getaway with an indulgent day spa, award-winning restauran
Enterprize Tall Ship
Set sail aboard Melbourne’s Tall Ship Enterprize, a working replica of the ship that brought the first white settlers to Melbourne in 1835. Relax on deck with the family as we explore the bay and tell the little known story of the founding of Melbourne. The truly adventurous can experience life as an early sailor and climb the rigging for a heart stopping view of Melbourne.
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Set sail aboard Melbourne’s Tall Ship Enterprize, a working replica of the ship that brought the
HMAS Castlemaine, Williamstown
Come aboard one of the sixty Australian-built Bathurst Class corvettes to serve throughout World War II, and the last such vessel still afloat. HMAS Castlemaine is open to the public on weekends, public holidays and by arrangement. Visitors can visit all parts of the ship and see how crews lived and worked during the war years, witness the original main engines turning over and view a wide range of artifacts documenting Australian maritime history.More Info View Map
Come aboard one of the sixty Australian-built Bathurst Class corvettes to serve throughout World
Enjoy a picnic by the water's edge, in a grassy park, or grab a table at one of Melbourne’s most scenic restaurants by day or by night. There are plenty of options from fine dining to family friendly venues. At Docklands you can pick up a bargain or experience a number of attractions and events. Ride, walk or run around parklands dotted with modern art. Gaze over the harbour – or get out on the water. Getting to Docklands is easy, with plenty of transport options.More Info View Map
Enjoy a picnic by the water's edge, in a grassy park, or grab a table at one of Melbourne’s most
RAAF Museum Point Cook
Australia’s fascinating aviation history is on display with memorabilia, permanent and evolving exhibitions and exhilarating flying displays all on offer. Free entry!More Info View Map
Australia’s fascinating aviation history is on display with memorabilia, permanent and evolving e
Alister Clark Memorial Rose Garden
Maintained by the Bulla Garden Club, the garden is dedicated to growing, displaying and promoting world-famous roses developed by Alister Clark. Open every day of the year, the garden is located next to the bluestone Old Bulla Shire offices. Call the Sunbury Visitor Information Centre on 9744 2291 for further information.More Info View Map
Maintained by the Bulla Garden Club, the garden is dedicated to growing, displaying and promoting
Williamstown Historical Museum
The Historical Museum is open on the first and third Sunday of the month from 2-5 p.m. and by appointment during the week. There is a large collection of maritime material, photographs, records and other items relating to the history of Williamstown. There is also an historical kit for school groups.More Info View Map
The Historical Museum is open on the first and third Sunday of the month from 2-5 p.m.
Stroll along leafy Lygon Street and discover 'Little Italy' – a place where Melbourne’s famous cafe culture was born. Beautiful Victorian terraces provide a backdrop for lovers of coffee, dining al fresco. A variety of cake shops and gelati bars tempt visitors as they spill out of the theatres, cinemas and galleries.More Info View Map
Stroll along leafy Lygon Street and discover 'Little Italy' – a place where Melbourne’s famous ca
Queens Park, Moonee Ponds
A popular park with a rose and sunken garden beside a stunning lake that is a picturesque oasis with an abundance of natural wildlife and beautiful fauna and flora. Also known for its historic features including being the first camping ground for many on their way to the gold diggings. Burke and Wills also camped near here on the first night of their journey. Oliver's Garden cafe sits next to the lake within the beautiful surrounds of Queens Park; it is open every day and serves breakfast, lunch and light snacks. Situated next to the playground, it is the perfect place to sit back and have a coffee whilst enjoying the natural world class surroundings.More Info View Map
A popular park with a rose and sunken garden beside a stunning lake that is a picturesque oasis w
George Evans Museum
The George Evans Museum hosts a significant collection of over 3,500 items including photographs, documents and objects of significance to Sunbury and surrounds. The Museum displays a permanent exhibition of pieces as well as rotating feature exhibitions. The Museum is open in conjunction with Sunbury Library hours and is staffed part-time by Council staff and volunteers.More Info View Map
The George Evans Museum hosts a significant collection of over 3,500 items including photographs,
Railway Museum, Newport
Come and see the largest collection of Victorian Railways steam locomotives and steam cranes. There are more than 15 different locomotives, ranging from the diminutive F class up to the H class. Other equipment on display includes electric locomotives, suburban and country passenger carriages, Guards vans and a selection of freight wagons. The museum is open from midday to 5p.m. on Saturdays. A perfect outing for any family!More Info View Map
Come and see the largest collection of Victorian Railways steam locomotives and steam cranes.
Melbourne is all about variety – so whatever your interests Melbourne has an attraction for you. With so many museums, art galleries, hands on activities, tours and iconic locations there is so much for you to see in Melbourne you won’t know where to start.More Info
Melbourne is all about variety – so whatever your interests Melbourne has an attraction for you.
The Moonee Ponds Heritage Trail starts at the Court House Museum on Mt Alexander Road and takes in many sites of historical interest in the Moonee Ponds area. Don't miss your chance to explore the Court House Museum classified by the National Trust in 1975, St Thomas’ Anglican Church and Puckle Street which has been the commercial centre of Moonee Ponds since 1882. Or take a drive to the Airways Museum at Essendon Airport, housing a collection that traces the development of Australia’s civil aviation from its beginnings in the 1920’s to today.More Info
The Moonee Ponds Heritage Trail starts at the Court House Museum on Mt Alexander Road and takes i
Enjoy the art journey at Bundoora Square shopping precinct. Come and be amazed by the large Bundoora Murals and art projects reflecting the history, animals and flora of the area loved by the community. With easy access to trams and parking, Bundoora Square features a wide range of specialty shops and the Psarakos Marketplace. A place where you can meet your friends and linger a while at the interesting cafes and restaurants.More Info
Enjoy the art journey at Bundoora Square shopping precinct.
Seaworks and the Maritime Discovery Centre
Included in the maritime collection is a large display of ship models, ships bells, books, prints, navigation equipment, plaques, marine equipment and its World War Honour board. The centre is open every Wednesday and Sunday 11am-3pm and group tours are available at other times. Seaworks is a new and exciting location for any event!More Info View Map
Included in the maritime collection is a large display of ship models, ships bells, books, prints
Built by August Schwerkolt, the Schwerkolt cottage is one of the first metropolitan cottages in melbourne that still stands on its orginal site. Today the cottage stands as a museum complex where visitors can exhibit life in the 1800's and discover how the cottage was built using stones from the Mullum Mullum creek. The cottage also feauteres a barn, wine cellar, smokehouse,orchard machinery shed and is surrounded by parklands. There are also barbeque facilities, a children's playground and creekside walks.More Info View Map
Built by August Schwerkolt, the Schwerkolt cottage is one of the first metropolitan cottages in m
Old Cheese Factory
The Berwick Old Cheese Factory was built in the 1860s and features the historic Springfield Homestead, Cheese Factory building and Kitchen Wash House. Set in beautiful landscaped gardens and open space, the Old Cheese Factory includes a large children's playground and barbeque/ picnic areas. Casey’s art groups use the facility to offer a variety of performing arts and art and crafts opportunities for the community. The Old Cheese Factory buildings can be hired for weddings, barbeques, social functions, children’s birthday parties, meetings, gallery exhibitions and art courses.More Info View Map
The Berwick Old Cheese Factory was built in the 1860s and features the historic Springfield Homes
Whittlesea Township - Church Street and Surrounds
A country-style experience, only a stone’s throw away from the city. Whittlesea Township provides a unique shopping experience with the beautiful surrounding landscape to match. There are many cafés to enjoy and distinctive retail stores to visit, making for an enjoyable day out. Leave the hustle and bustle behind and discover country style shopping with friendly customer service.
A country-style experience, only a stone’s throw away from the city.
Farmer’s Markets at the Old Cheese Factory
Held on the second Saturday of the month in the picturesque gardens of the local farming property of The Old Cheese Factory in Berwick. The site has many amenities including a childrens playground and cafe. Farm fresh and organic seasonal fruit, vegetables, herbs and spices, honey, cheeses, jams, condiments and preserves, rare and free range lamb, beef, pork, certified free range eggs, herb and vegetable seedlings. British pies, fruit pies, cakes, artisan loaves and much more.More Info View Map
Held on the second Saturday of the month in the picturesque gardens of the local farming property
Box Hill Town Hall and Whitehorse Art’s Space
Located only 25 minutes from the City, the Box Hill Town Hall on Whitehorse Road is centrally located in Melbourne's eastern suburbs. Box Hill Town Hall is one of the most iconic buildings in the City of Whitehorse and is regarded as the municipality’s historic landmark building. Officially opened on 15 April 1935, the Town Hall undertook a major $6.5 million refurbishment to create this modern hub as the Whitehorse Art Space to house the City of Whitehorse Art Collection.More Info View Map
Located only 25 minutes from the City, the Box Hill Town Hall on Whitehorse Road is centrally loc
Arguably the best way to explore the city is simply on foot! Take a stroll through some of Australia’s most beautiful parks or take in city and river views with a walk along the Yarra. For a uniquely Melbourne experience, choose the laneway route or marvel the city’s best creative and sporting achievements. Explore Victorian architecture and discover the classic cosmopolitan CBD. Get your specialised self-guided tour map by clicking ‘More Info’ and strap on your walking shoes.More Info
Arguably the best way to explore the city is simply on foot!
Culture that captures the imagination. Scratch the surface of the City of Kingston and you’ll find a thriving arts and cultural scene that’s buzzing with dynamic, diverse and high quality creative programs.
Kingston showcases the finest local and national talent, and champions artistic endeavor of all kinds from all corners of our diverse community. Experience, inspire, challenge yourself, and most of all enjoy your journey of cultural discovery in the City of Kingston. Get involved in your local arts scene and discover what Kingston Arts has to offer.More Info
Culture that captures the imagination.
Heritage Hill Museum & Historic Gardens
Heritage Hill is a unique historic precinct featuring three beautifully preserved buildings, dating as far back as the 1860s, in two acres of landscaped gardens. Tours of this beautiful site offer an insight into Dandenong’s transformation from a rural market town to a bustling, multicultural metropolis. Today Heritage Hill is a thriving arts and cultural hub featuring exhibitions, music performances workshops and more.More Info View Map
Heritage Hill is a unique historic precinct featuring three beautifully preserved buildings, dati
Discover the area’s rich history with a visit to some of the most important and culturally significant monuments and buildings in Port Phillip. Located in the iconic former Post Office building, the Emerald Hill Library and Heritage Centre is more than simply a library with an extensive history and cultural heritage program. The Princes Pier, which was opened in 1915 to accommodate the largest of steamers and mail ships, with many of the vessels leaving and arriving from the pier playing their own little part of history, which you can discover with the Immigration Trail - which will take you through many of the region’s key historical sites and explain their significance. The area is also home to three significant town halls - St Kilda, South Melbourne and Port Melbourne, all of which are both architecturally stunning and historically important.More Info
Discover the area’s rich history with a visit to some of the most important and culturally signif
Bundoora Homestead Art Centre
Built in 1899, Bundoora Homestead is a magnificent Queen Anne style Federation mansion operating as a historic house, art gallery and café, registered by Heritage Victoria and certified by the National Trust. Bundoora Homestead Art Centre is the public art gallery for the City of Darebin hosting contemporary visual arts and craft exhibitions, a public education program including artist talks, workshops and events, and the biennial Darebin Art Prize.More Info View Map
Built in 1899, Bundoora Homestead is a magnificent Queen Anne style Federation mansion operating as a historic house, art gallery and café, registered by Heritage Victoria and certified by the National Trust.
Aboriginal History Walk
From its Woiwurrung beginnings, Fitzroy was the centre of the Victorian Indigenous community as people moved from missions, came back from war, or sought family and work opportunities. As a result Fitzroy became the birthplace of many Aboriginal organisations and the hub for Indigenous advancement whether sporting, religious, political, social or cultural. Take a self-guided tour through Indigenous Fitzroy and get to know the area’s profound Indigenous significance. The Fitzroy Aboriginal History Walk can be downloaded via the link or pick up a hard copy from the Richmond Town Hall on Bridge Road.More Info
From its Woiwurrung beginnings, Fitzroy was the centre of the Victorian Indigenous community as p
With so many foreshore trails and tracks to explore and enjoy Port Phillip is the ideal place to get out and make the most of the great outdoors. Whether you are keen to explore on your own or need a little guidance the area is well suited. Pick up a copy of the Foreshore Trail or Immigrants Trail maps and start you adventure taking in the best of the sea views or learning a little more about the city’s history. The Melbourne Solar System Walk and Guided Walk Program are great for those who like a little expert guidance, alternatively book in for one of the guided walks on offer.More Info
With so many foreshore trails and tracks to explore and enjoy Port Phillip is the ideal place to
Chua Linh So’n Buddhist Temple
The Chua Linh So’n Buddhist Temple demonstrates the rich diversity of Darebin's religious character and ethnic communities. Open daily to the public.View Map
The Chua Linh So’n Buddhist Temple demonstrates the rich diversity of Darebin's religious character and ethnic communities.
Travel the world without leaving home through cultural tours exploring the vibrant food, shopping and colourful characters of Little India, the Afghan Bazaar and the Asian delights of Sensational Springvale. Our expert guides will lead you on an exotic journey to discover rich cultures and fabulous food as we explore our diverse community.More Info
Travel the world without leaving home through cultural tours exploring the vibrant food, shopping
Come along for a tour and visit a range of places of worship including a Hindu Temple, Sikh Gurdwara, Islamic Mosque, Buddhist Temple, Christian Church and Indigenous sacred sites. For more than 20 years the Interfaith Network of the City of Greater Dandenong has been helping build understanding, respect and tolerance among our community through these informative and entertaining tours.More Info
Come along for a tour and visit a range of places of worship including a Hindu Temple, Sikh Gurdw
Turners Bakehouse Eatery
Set in a heritage-listed Victorian cottage, Mernda's Turners Bakehouse Eatery is one not to be missed. Many of its menu items including the traditional sourdough bread to pies, pasties and cakes are baked in the 130-year-old Scotch oven.More Info View Map
Set in a heritage-listed Victorian cottage, Mernda's Turners Bakehouse Eatery is one not to be missed.
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’.More Info View Map
The Manningham Art Collection features both large scale sculptures installed across the municipal
Discover some of the many historic buildings throughout the area including Carome Homestead, Westgarthtown, Farm Vigano, Whittlesea Courthouse, Turners Bakehouse Eatery, Third Place Cafe' and Le Page Historic Homestead and Art Gallery.More Info
Discover some of the many historic buildings throughout the area including Carome Homestead, West
Wilson Botanic Park, Berwick
Only minutes from the Monash Freeway, Wilson Botanic Park attracts local and international visitors and provides a sanctuary for an abundance of native animals. The picnic areas of Wilson Botanic Park are the perfect place for a barbecue with friends, the playground is popular with children and there are walking tracks around the picturesque lakes. The park features spectacular exposed rock formations, unique fossils dating back 22 million years and native and exotic gardens. Two rotundas with magnificent views provide beautiful settings for weddings and photographs.More Info View Map
Only minutes from the Monash Freeway, Wilson Botanic Park attracts local and international visito
Sugarloaf Reservoir - Christmas Hills
Sugarloaf Reservoir is an integral part of Melbourne's water supply and a great place for a relaxing picnic or walk. This is a tranquil setting for a picnic or a stroll near the reservoir shores, offering wonderful views across the water. For the more energetic, there is a 15km walk that circumnavigates the reservoir.
Opening hours: Every day of the year. Gates open at 8.30am and close at 7.00pm during daylight saving. Outside of daylight savings, the park closes at 5.00pm.More Info View Map
Sugarloaf Reservoir is an integral part of Melbourne's water supply and a great place for a relaxing picnic or walk.
Famous for its architecture, music and poetry festivals, performances in the Great Hall and fabulous art exhibitions, Montsalvat, founded by Justus Jörgensen, is Australia’s oldest artists’ colony and home to practising artists. It remains to this day a working not-for-profit arts centre administered by a board. Set in 12–acres of established gardens, the historic buildings include charming mudbrick cottages and the impressive Great Hall.More Info View Map
Famous for its architecture, music and poetry festivals, performances in the Great Hall and fabulous art exhibitions, Montsalvat, founded by Justus Jörgensen, is Australia’s oldest artists’ colony and home to practising artists.
The Hunt Club Community Arts Centre
The Hunt Club in Deer Park provides opportunities for participation in the arts, including classes, arts projects, exhibitions and events. The 1886 building is heritage listed; built for the Melbourne Hunt Club, which grazed 300 acres of deer to the rear of the building. It was the first hotel in the area!More Info View Map
The Hunt Club in Deer Park provides opportunities for participation in the arts, including classe
Kangaroo Ground War Memorial Park & Tower of Remembrance
The Kangaroo Ground War Memorial Tower is built on the highest hill in the district. It was unveiled on 11 November 1926 and is used as a fire-spotting tower in the summer. It offers 360 degree views which take in Melbourne, the north-east suburbs and the Dandenong and Kinglake Ranges. The surrounding park has a viewing platform, toilets, picnic facilities and gardens.View Map
The Kangaroo Ground War Memorial Tower is built on the highest hill in the district.
The Heidelberg School Artists Trail
The trail consists of 57 interpretive signs celebrating the artists of the Heidelberg School who lived and painted in this area. It is a self-drive, cycling or walking trail that stretches from Heidelberg through Nillumbik, through to Warrandyte and to the Dandenongs. For a brochure call 13 19 63.More Info
The trail consists of 57 interpretive signs celebrating the artists of the Heidelberg School who lived and painted in this area