Get up close and personal with nature and feel the benefits of the great outdoors! See how the experts do it, by attending one of the many garden open days held each weekend in some of Greater Melbourne stately mansions.  For those wanting a more interactive experience, immerse yourself in the rhythms of Africa at the Werribee Zoo Slumber Safari.

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  • Farmer’s Markets at the Old Cheese Factory

    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.

    Held on the second Saturday of the month in the picturesque gardens of the local farming property

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  • 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.

    Ride on the miniature trains whilst enjoying the beautiful view of Mt Macedon or simply sit down

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  • CERES

    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.

    CERES is a non-profit community environment park beside Merri Creek, open every day with free entry.

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    Melbourne Walks

    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.

    Arguably the best way to explore the city is simply on foot!

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  • Greenvale Reservoir

    Greenvale Reservoir

    The grassy slopes of the park are popular with large groups for picnics and games. Trails wind through the park, and offer an opportunity for families to explore the exciting terrain. There are several picnic areas with free gas barbecues, picnic shelters, water and toilets. So grab some meat and get the extended family together for what will prove to be a wonderful day.

    The grassy slopes of the park are popular with large groups for picnics and games.

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  • Werribee Park

    Werribee Park

    Discover the story of an Australian pastoral empire and explore the Victorian era in the Italianate-style architecture and interiors of Werribee Mansion. Stroll through 10 hectares of beautiful formal gardens and open space park land. 

    The majestic gardens feature a colourful parterre, ornamental lake and grotto, glasshouses, heritage-listed trees and expansive lawns. Relax with a picnic or explore with enthusiasm, the formal gardens are a secret oasis awaiting discovery. Take a detour along the Sculpture Walk or wander through to the internationally acclaimed Victoria State Rose Garden where around 5,000 roses are displayed to perfection. 

    Appreciate life from the worker's perspective at the original farmyard, adjacent to the riverine area of Werribee Park, a natural treasure encompassing the Werribee River, acres of native woodlands and a flourishing orchard. 

    Discover the story of an Australian pastoral empire and explore the Victorian era in the Italiana

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  • Toorourrong Reservoir Park

    Toorourrong Reservoir Park

    Toorourrong Reservoir Park is a 12–hectare scenic reservoir park situated 4km north-east of Whittlesea Township. It's the perfect place for picnics and gatherings, viewing the reservoir, taking short walks with family and friends and enjoying the beautiful scenery. The kids will love the stepping stones across the water, the ornamental lake and grassy spaces to run and jump.

    Toorourrong Reservoir Park is a 12–hectare scenic reservoir park situated 4km north-east of Whittlesea Township.

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  • Werribee Open Range Zoo

    Come face-to-face with gorillas, lions, a family of hippos and many more amazing animals. Jump on board the open air safari to experience the magnificent wildlife of the African savannah. 

    Come face-to-face with gorillas, lions, a family of hippos and many more amazing animals.

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  • Creek Trails

    Creek Trails

    The Merri Creek Trail is 21km long and starts at Dights Falls near the meeting point of the Merri Creek and Yarra River. The trail follows the creek, passing through Coburg Lake Reserve, the Brunswick Velodrome and CERES Community Environment Park. The Moonee Ponds Creek Trail is 25km long and starts at Docklands on Footscray Road following the creek, going under and around the Tullamarine Freeway. After Bell Street the trail meanders north through a series of parks.

    The Merri Creek Trail is 21km long and starts at Dights Falls near the meeting point of the Merri Creek and Yarra River.

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    Gasworks Arts Park

    Gasworks is a vibrant arts precinct situated in picturesque Albert Park. This urban oasis of grassy parklands features a children's playground, free barbecues, sculptures, a formal native garden and attractive walkways. The Gasworks Arts facilities includes a 240 seat theatre, a rehearsal studio and performance space, community access tuition spaces, a darkroom, sculpture studio, painting studios, ceramics studios, and a gallery. Gasworks is also home to a farmers market on the third Saturday of every month, music festivals and the Summer Backyard Cinema.

    Gasworks is a vibrant arts precinct situated in picturesque Albert Park.

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  • Herring Island

    Herring Island

    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. 

    Accessible only by boat, Herring Island in the Yarra River is just 3km from Melbourne's city cent

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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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  • Woodlands Historic Park

    Woodlands Historic Park offers a fascinating glimpse of the landscapes and wildlife seen by European settlers in the 1840s. The park has a 150-year old homestead, Indigenous canoe trees, native woodland and grassland. See kangaroos, birds and other wildlife.  It's also the site for a colony of endangered Eastern Barred Bandicoots that were re-established here as part of a program aimed at securing the species' future.
     
    Woodlands Historic Park offers a fascinating glimpse of the landscapes and wildlife seen by Eur
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  • Fairfield Boathouse

    Fairfield boathouse was established in 1908 as a picnic, camping and refreshment room area and today this neighbourhood gem holds true to its heritage. Nestled along the banks of the Yarra River, the Boathouse is a place to enjoy an informal outdoor dining experience, where you can relax by the river in summer or sit by the cozy wood fires and admire the view in winter. Hire a bike, canoe or kayak and paddle through inner Melbourne’s only remaining natural bushland – only 10 minutes from the city centre.

    Fairfield boathouse was established in 1908 as a picnic, camping and refreshment room area and to

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  • The Darebin Parklands Spiritual ad Healing Trail

    The Darebin Parklands Spiritual and Healing Trail

    The Darebin Spiritual Healing Trail is a tranquil and uplifting walk amidst the beautiful natural bush setting of Darebin Parklands in Alphington. The Trail winds around beautiful native bushland, down to the magnificent rock faces along the Darebin Creek, to the lush wetlands, across the creek over rocks and stepping stones, and then up a gentle hill for a birds’ eye view of the parklands and towards the city skyline. Along the Trail there are five major stops with themes and special readings which focus on personal wellbeing.

    The Darebin Spiritual Healing Trail is a tranquil and uplifting walk amidst the beautiful natural bush setting of Darebin Parklands in Alphington.

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  • 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.

    Delight in the irresistible colour and fragrance of over 5,000 roses displayed to perfection with

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  • Moreland Parks and Wetlands

    Moreland Parks and Wetlands

    Randazzo Park in Brunswick is an award winning park with lawn areas, an innovative children’s playground, timber boardwalk, wheelchair accessible picnic tables and timber sun lounges for reading the newspaper. Other great spaces include Harmony Park in Coburg and Coburg Lake Reserve, all with communal areas and great places to spend a sunny Saturday!  

    Randazzo Park in Brunswick is an award winning park with lawn areas, an innovative children’s playground, timber boardwalk, wheelchair accessible picnic tables and timber sun lounges for reading the newspaper.

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    The Pier and Penguins

    There is no doubt as to why this humble pier has become one of the St Kilda’s most iconic destinations – it is simply stunning. Originally constructed in 1853, with the kiosk built in 1904, the pier offers the ideal place to take in Port Phillip Bay as it meets the shore. Be rewarded for walking the distance, with a lazy lunch or dinner as you take in the vista. A well-kept secret is the piers adorable residents - around 100 little penguins, who offer quite a show each night as they waddle home. Earthcare St Kilda volunteers act as penguin guides down at the breakwater from the beginning of October to the end of March.

    There is no doubt as to why this humble pier has become one of the St Kilda’s most iconic destina

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  • Jawbone Marine Sanctuary

    Jawbone Marine Sanctuary

    Jawbone Marine Sanctuary is named for its shape. The little promontory has been fenced off from the rest of the world for over 80 years by a coastal rifle range. This unspoilt place is now a haven for coastal and marine life. Patches of all marine habitats from northern Port Phillip Bay are packed into this small area. On the west of the promontory, there is saltmarsh and the largest occurrence of mangroves within Port Phillip Bay.

    Jawbone Marine Sanctuary is named for its shape.

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  • Yarra Bend Park

    Yarra Bend Park

    Yarra Bend Park is the largest area of natural bushland near the heart of Melbourne, featuring steep river escarpments, open woodlands, playing fields and golf courses. Explore the park by foot or by bike while enjoying superb views of the city skyline. Pleasant picnic areas, barbecues, rotundas and playgrounds make it popular with families with dogs welcome in most areas.

    Yarra Bend Park is the largest area of natural bushland near the heart of Melbourne, featuring st

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  • Collingwood Children's Farm

    Situated in a sweeping bend of the Yarra River opposite Yarra Bend Park, the Children’s Farm offers a slice of country life in the heart of Yarra. Home to cows, pigs, goats, horses, ducks and more, the farm encourages visitors to help feed the animals and even to have a go at milking a cow. Open to the public every day of the year from 9.00am – 5.00pm. Breakfast, lunch and all things in between are available from the Farm Cafe, open daily. There is also a monthly Farmers Market offering the freshest produce from the farm and other local growers.

    Situated in a sweeping bend of the Yarra River opposite Yarra Bend Park, the Children’s Farm offe

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  • 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.

    This hotel provides the perfect luxury getaway with an indulgent day spa, award-winning restauran

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  • Footscray Park

    Footscray Park

    Located on the banks of the Maribyrnong River, Footscray Park is a picturesque space to relax and play. It is one of the largest and most intact examples of an Edwardian period public garden in Australia, with formal and informal pathways, garden beds and pergola. Designed in 1911 by noted architect Rodney Alsop, Footscray Park is now heritage listed. Some of its hidden treasures include the Henry Lawson memorial, platypus fountain and a shelter built by Footscray Technical School.

    The 15-hectare park provides beautiful views across the Maribyrnong River to Flemington Racecourse and features playgrounds, large open spaces, barbecues, an outdoor stage, ornamental ponds and disabled public toilets. The park is also host to a number of events throughout the year.

    Located on the banks of the Maribyrnong River, Footscray Park is a picturesque space to relax and

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    St Kilda Botanical Gardens

    Port Phillip is known for its wide open spaces and endless skies - from the beach to the park there is so much to see. The city hides the lush St Kilda Botanical Garden, which were established in 1859 and now feature over 800 mature trees, rose gardens, extensive flower beds, an ornamental pond, gazebo, glasshouses, a nursery, a sub-tropical rainforest conservatory and plenty more to see, do or simply enjoy being amidst nature. Make sure you check out Eco Centre and the many sculptures dotted through the gardens.

    Port Phillip is known for its wide open spaces and endless skies - from the beach to the park the

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  • Karkarook Park

    Karkarook Park

    Karkarook Park is a recreational and environmental oasis, revegetated with indigenous plants. The lake is a great spot for canoeing, kayaking, sailing or fishing. Take the dog for a walk, take kids to the playground, or explore the 6km of trails on foot or bike.

    Karkarook Park is a recreational and environmental oasis, revegetated with indigenous plants.

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  • Yarra Flats Park

    Yarra Flats Park

    Yarra Flats winds along the natural bushland and wetlands of the Yarra River. The Main Yarra Trail runs the length of the park, passing by heritage and pastoral landscapes, it's the perfect sunday stroll location. Enjoy an informal picnic, walk, cycle or take your dog for a walk on lead, its sure to be a fun day for the whole family! 

    Yarra Flats winds along the natural bushland and wetlands of the Yarra River.

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  • 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.

    A popular park with a rose and sunken garden beside a stunning lake that is a picturesque oasis w

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  • Newell's Paddock

    Newell's Paddock

    Newell’s Paddock is a tranquil wetland reserve beside the Maribyrnong River, and home to dozens of bird species, snakes and frogs. It is an ideal location for bird watching with over eighty different bird species sighted including cormorants, herons, ibis, falcons, teals, coots and swans.

    The reserve is accessible from the Maribyrnong River Trail and offers excellent views of the Heavenly Queen Temple with its 16 metre high golden statue of Mazu.

     

    Newell’s Paddock is a tranquil wetland reserve beside the Maribyrnong River, and home to dozens o

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    Get involved - Albert Park Sport Precinct

    Albert Park is one of Melbourne’s most famed sporting destinations as the host to the Grand Prix each year. But the sporting action never stops with the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre (MSAC), Albert Park Golf Course and a variety of sailing, rowing and yacht clubs all conveniently located within the 220 hectares of lush parkland. Walk or run the lakeside track, admire the bird life, try a watersport or just relax and enjoy a lakeside picnic with the family.

    Albert Park is one of Melbourne’s most famed sporting destinations as the host to the Grand Prix

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  • Lysterfield Park

    Lysterfield Park

    Lysterfield Park is a recreation hub in a beautiful natural environment close to Melbourne. Explore the bushland on walking tracks and mountain bike tracks. Enjoy canoeing, sailing, paddle boating or surf skiing on the popular Lysterfield Lake. 

    Lysterfield Park is a recreation hub in a beautiful natural environment close to Melbourne.

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  • Yarra River

    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.

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  • Greater Dandenong Nature Reserves

    Greater Dandenong Nature Reserves

    Explore natural indigenous bushland, untouched since the arrival of white settlers, through guided nature walks, frog watch events and torch night talks. Greater Dandenong is home to some beautiful nature reserves showcasing untouched natural bushland. Join our rangers for a guided tour to learn about the many indigenous plants and native animals that live in our neighbourhoods.

    Explore natural indigenous bushland, untouched since the arrival of white settlers, through guide

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  • History

    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.

    The Moonee Ponds Heritage Trail starts at the Court House Museum on Mt Alexander Road and takes i

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  • Pipemakers Park

    Pipemakers Park

    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.

    Pipemakers Park is a great place for a family outing.

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    Villa Verde

    Villa Verde is a privately owned garden that is now open for your intimate celebrations and tours. Situated in Greenvale in the northern suburbs of Melbourne, this 15 year old beautifully manicured private garden spans three acres and includes a Japanese Garden, Enchanted Forest, two lakes with a cascading waterfall, picturesque walks through garden paths, plants, flowers and 2000 rose bushes in many varieties and colours.

    Villa Verde is a privately owned garden that is now open for your intimate celebrations and tours

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  • The Maribyrnong River

    Maribyrnong River

    The Maribyrnong River is popular for walking and bike tracks following the banks, bridge river crossing at several points,  fishing from jetties and fishing platforms, and parklands on either side of the river such as Maribyrnong Park and Fairbairn Park. These include boat landings and picnic facilities. Pipemakers Park is the site of a former meat canning works and later a pipe factory, and is now the location of the Living Museum of the West. 

    The Maribyrnong River is popular for walking and bike tracks following the banks, bridge river cr

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  • Yarra River

    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.

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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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  • Walking and Cycling

    Walk along this pleasant 3.5 kilometre trail with Boeing Reserve as its base to the Moonee Ponds Creek Trail - a nature lover’s delight. Home to a variety of bird life, it also has an interesting pioneering history, providing settlers with a ready water supply. Afton Street Reserve and Conservation Wetland houses a protected natural environment for native plants and animals in stunning surroundings. Take a stroll down Maribyrnong River Trail which begins at Thompson Street Reserve and ends at the historic Riverview Tea Gardens, incorporating many sights of interest along this magnificent waterway. A steep climb to the scenic lookout at Lily Street will reward walkers rewarded with magnificent views along the river and the city skyline.

    Walk along this pleasant 3.5 kilometre trail with Boeing Reserve as its base to the Moonee Ponds

  • Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary

    Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary

    Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary is located just off Beaumaris, where sloping cliffs of sandstone jut out into Port Phillip Bay. At the water's edge the rock has been worn down into a series of platforms and rock pools, creating a varied and easily accessible marine environment. The diversity of habitat at Ricketts Point is what makes this marine sanctuary so fascinating. 

    Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary is located just off Beaumaris, where sloping cliffs of sandstone

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  • Mordialloc Pier

    Mordialloc Pier

    Watch the waves crash up off the rocks, drop a line in or just enjoy the beauty of Mordialloc Pier.

    Watch the waves crash up off the rocks, drop a line in or just enjoy the beauty of Mordialloc Pie

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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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  • Yarra River

    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.

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  • Ferries to Williamstown

    Jump on a ferry and head across the bay to Williamstown to take in a glimpse of Melbourne’s past life. Williamstown retains the charm of an old seaport, close to the city but a feel that is truly a world away. For some serious summer fun, head to the unofficial gelato capital of Williamstown, Nelson Place.

    Jump on a ferry and head across the bay to Williamstown to take in a glimpse of Melbourne’s past

  • Albert Park

    Albert Park

    Only 3km from the heart of the city, Albert Park is popular for a range of activities like dog walking, jogging, cycling, sailing and rowing. Attractions include sporting facilities, ovals, playgrounds, restaurants and a 5km walking and running track around the lake.

    Only 3km from the heart of the city, Albert Park is popular for a range of activities like dog wa

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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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  • 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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  • Yarra River

    Yarra River

    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.  Head down to the banks of the Yarra River and take in the spectacular views of the river and the city skyline in the back ground, the best spot for this is near the Royal Botanical Gardens. 

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  • Williamstown Botanic Gardens

    Williamstown Botanic Gardens

    Williamstown Botanic Gardens opened in 1860 are one of Victoria’s first public gardens. The gardens are listed on the Victorian Heritage Register as significant for their historical, aesthetic, scientific and social significance to the state of Victoria. Nestled by the sea, complete with rare and significant trees, a formal palm avenue and a charming Edwardian ornamental pond amongst its many attractions, the gardens provide a peaceful setting.

    Williamstown Botanic Gardens opened in 1860 are one of Victoria’s first public gardens.

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  • Altona Pier

    Altona Pier is an iconic landmark located on Altona Beach adjacent to shops, cafes and parkland.  The Pier provides an avenue for fishing, bird watching, leisurely strolls and summer fun. You can capture breathtaking views of the Dandenong Mountain Ranges, Point Cook Coastal Park and on a clear day you may be able to the see Mornington and Bellarine Peninsulas.

    Altona Pier is an iconic landmark located on Altona Beach adjacent to shops, cafes and parkland.

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  • Nortons Park

    Enjoy a picnic, relax with the family, or kick a ball on the rolling lawns of Nortons Park. Free electric barbecues are available in the picnic shelter.  Great place to take the dog for a walk off lead.

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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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  • The Grange Reserve (UFO Park)

    The Grange Reserve (UFO Park)

    Located on Osborne Avenue in Clayton South, the UFO was designed by Council to reflect the 1966 Westall UFO incident. The children’s play space features a silver UFO with red slides and warp-control as well as other equipment. In addition to the children’s play space, the park also has BBQ facilities, shade and plenty of space to have a picnic with ample parking spots and public toilets.

     

    Located on Osborne Avenue in Clayton South, the UFO was designed by Council to reflect the 1966 W

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  • Hobsons Bay Coastal Trail

    Hobsons Bay Coastal Trail

    Embark on a very special journey. The 23km coastal trail from near the Westgate bridge to Skeleton Creek takes you past the maritime historical precinct of Williamstown, botanic gardens, sandy beaches, wetlands with internationally important habitat, site specific public artworks, and spectacular buildings. The trail is easily navigated by foot or bicycle and is clearly sign posted. 

    Embark on a very special journey.

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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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  • Organ Pipes National Park

    Organ Pipes National Park

    The Organ Pipes National Park takes its name from the spectacular basalt columns, giving us a glimpse of the rich geological history of this landscape. Picnic tables and toilets are provided, or bring your own gas barbecue, picnic rug and your favourite snacks and cook up a storm!

    The Organ Pipes National Park takes its name from the spectacular basalt columns, giving us a gli

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  • North Melbourne and Kensington

    The striking and historic streetscapes of North Melbourne’s Errol and Victoria streets are well known for their great cafes, restaurants and a lively arts scene. Neighbouring Kensington is the place to enjoy a slower pace of life in luxuriantly leafy surrounds, while the hustle and bustle of Flemington’s busy Racecourse Road strip will keep the more active visitors entertained.

    The striking and historic streetscapes of North Melbourne’s Errol and Victoria streets are well k

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  • Kingston Heath Reserve

    Kingston Heath Reserve

    Kingston Heath Reserve is one of the most popular parks in Kingston with a range of amenities including several sports fields, dogs’ off-lead area, public toilets, car parking, long walking trails and the Kingston Botanic Gardens. The playground includes a variety of play settings such as sand, a rocky stream, lots of play equipment and a large net and fire truck.

    Kingston Heath Reserve is one of the most popular parks in Kingston with a range of amenities inc

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  • Blackburn Lake Sanctuary

    Blackburn Lake Sanctuary

    Blackburn Lake Sanctuary is one of the largest municipal reserves within the City of Whitehorse. It is an important area as habitat for indigenous plants and animals and is a great place to enjoy for local residents and visitors to Whitehorse. The sanctuary has wetlands, a visitors centre (open Sunday 2pm to 4pm) two playgrounds, extensive walking trails and facilities such as picnic tables.

    Blackburn Lake Sanctuary is one of the largest municipal reserves within the City of Whitehorse.

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  • Two Beans and a Farm

    Two Beans and a Farm

    The 1860s bluestone Carome Homestead in Mernda, nestled along the banks of the Plenty River, has been artfully restored and is now a restaurant, perfect for the whole family. Two Beans and a Farm is a hidden gem offering delicious meals made from home grown produce.  It’s the perfect escape.

    The 1860s bluestone Carome Homestead in Mernda, nestled along the banks of the Plenty River, has

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  • Braeside Park

    Braeside Park

    Braeside Park is a great park for a family day out, with an adventure playground to keep the kids happy, barbecues and a picnic area, as well as lots of easy walking and cycling trails.

    Braeside Park is a great park for a family day out, with an adventure playground to keep the kids

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  • Patterson River

    Patterson River

    Patterson River is a thriving canal system of the Patterson Lakes residential area. There are four public boat ramps, parking for cars and trailers and riverside picnic facilities and electric barbecue facilities make it the perfect venue for family boating expeditions. The nearby National Water Sports Centre is used by a wide range of water sport groups. 

    Patterson River is a thriving canal system of the Patterson Lakes residential area.

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  • Lygon Street

    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.

    Stroll along leafy Lygon Street and discover 'Little Italy' – a place where Melbourne’s famous ca

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  • Carrum Foreshore Playground

    Carrum Foreshore Playground

    Carrum Foreshore Playground is ideally located right next to the beach in Carrum. There is sand throughout the play area, a little lighthouse with telescopes to look out to sea, a boat and play equipment decorated with sea creature. The park is mostly gated and fenced with bbq facilities and some sheltered picnic tables. The park features brightly coloured beach umbrella style structures to ensure children are protected from the sun.

    Carrum Foreshore Playground is ideally located right next to the beach in Carrum.

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  • Living Legends

    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.

    Living Legends, located just outside Melbourne, Australia, has been established to bring retired

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  • St Andrews Market

    St Andrews Market

    The St Andrews Market has a vibrant and earthy atmosphere and has been a part of the local community for over 40 years. At certain times of the year special markets are held and in December a twilight market is also held close to Christmas. 

    The St Andrews Market has a vibrant and earthy atmosphere and has been a part of the local community for over 40 years

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  • Enterprize Tall Ship

    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

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  • Brimbank Park

    Brimbank Park

    Brimbank Park offers an ideal setting for picnics, walks, fishing, canoeing and bird watching. The new Playscape is a haven for creative play that will inspire children and their families to connect with nature.  For those who forget their picnic gear there is a great little cafe in the visitors centre that has you covered for food and drink. Walk off the food with a self-guided tour around the park and enjoy you day! 

    Brimbank Park offers an ideal setting for picnics, walks, fishing, canoeing and bird watching.

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  • Plenty Gorge Park

     Walk to the beautiful Plenty River Gorge and marvel at the diverse wildlife within the park.  Enjoy a quiet picnic, play ball games or fly a kite in the wide open spaces of Yarrambat Picnic Area.  Hawkestowe Picnic Area is the perfect spot for a barbecue, with views to the Plenty River and the historic Le Page Homestead as a backdrop. 

     Walk to the beautiful Plenty River Gorge an

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  • Schwerkolt Cottage

    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.

    Built by August Schwerkolt, the Schwerkolt cottage is one of the first metropolitan cottages in m

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  • Sea Shepherd

    Sea Shepherd Australia is a non-profit conservation organisation whose mission is to end the destruction of habitat and slaughter of wildlife in the world’s oceans in order to conserve and protect ecosystems and species. Sea Shepherd Australia uses innovative direct-action tactics to investigate, document and take action when necessary to expose and confront illegal activities on the high seas. 

    Sea Shepherd Australia is a non-profit conservation organisation whose mission is to end the dest

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  • Seaplanes

    Melbourne Seaplanes operate from the water at Williamstown, providing an exciting way of seeing Melbourne. Trips range from a short ride over Melbourne to longer journeys around the bay, with spectacular views of the city and surrounds.

    Melbourne Seaplanes operate from the water at Williamstown, providing an exciting way of seeing M

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  • Edendale Community Farm

    Edendale Community Farm

    Edendale Community Environment Farm is situated on the banks of the Diamond Creek in the heart of Eltham. It offers a range of environmental information and educational programs as well as activities throughout the school holidays. Say hello to guinea pigs, sheep, goats, cows and feed the poultry. Talk to staff or take a self-guided walking tour to learn about sustainable land practices and how we get food products from animals. You can also investigate the life-cycles of our minibeasts, water bugs, stick insects and frogs.

    Edendale Community Environment Farm is situated on the banks of the Diamond Creek in the heart of Eltham.

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  • Herring Island

    A hidden gem in the middle of the Yarra River, Herring Island is located only 3kms from the CBD. A haven for nature and art lovers alike, the Island is home to native flora and fauna, a gallery and environmental sculptures. Access to the island is via boat. For just a small fee, you can hop on Parks Victoria’s punt which runs from Como Landing, January to April. Pack a picnic, gather your friends and family and spend the day on this little slice of paradise.

    A hidden gem in the middle of the Yarra River, Herring Island is located only 3kms from the CBD.

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  • Cheetham Wetlands

    Cheetham Wetlands

    Cheetham Wetlands, consisting of salt marshes and natural and artificial lagoons of Skeleton Creek, are a natural bird haven. These internationally significant wetlands provide important feeding and habitat areas for thousands of migratory birds from Japan, Siberia and New Zealand. The Tower is a public art commisson which provides a visible symbol and celebration of migration to Australia.

    Cheetham Wetlands, consisting of salt marshes and natural and artificial lagoons of Skeleton Cree

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  • Point Cook Coastal Park & Marine Sanctuary

    Point Cook Marine Sanctuary

    Point Cook Coastal Park, adjoining the Point Cooke Marine Sanctuary, features abundant birdlife, a historic bluestone homestead and intertidal sandbanks. It is popular with birdwatchers, nature lovers and family groups. The beach picnic area has everything you need for a perfect family day out - free gas barbecues, picnic tables, taps, shade shelters, two playgrounds and toilets.  If picnics are not your style, the Homestead Restaurant is fully licensed and serves excellent meals. 

    At nearby Cheetham Wetlands, see migratory waterbirds and enjoy the views from the Tower. A combination of narrow sandy beaches, rocky reefs and mud flats, this park hosts a huge diversity of marine and coastal life. The marine sanctuary is a no-take area.

    Point Cook Coastal Park, adjoining the Point Cooke Marine Sanctuary, features abundant birdlife,

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  • 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.

    Heritage Hill is a unique historic precinct featuring three beautifully preserved buildings, dati

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  • Williamstown Beach

    The Williamstown Beach and park area runs between Thompson Street and Bayview Street Williamstown. There's a wide range of facilities and services, including cafes, a sand swimming beach in a non-boating area, public toilets, picnic facilities and playgrounds. Just catch the train to Williamstown Beach train station and you're there!

    The Williamstown Beach and park area runs between Thompson Street and Bayview Street Williamstown

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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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  • Tooradin and coastal villages

    Situated approximately 55km south east from the Melbourne CBD on the South Gippsland Highway, Tooradin and nearby closeby coastal villages, is considered to be the gateway to Phillip Island and is ideally situated to cater for the needs of tourists. The area is a popular spot for walking, fishing, boating and offers a rich sense of history. For a real sense of adventure, four kilometres east of Tooradin on the South Gippsland Highway is the town's airfield which offers scenic adventure flights, skydiving and a flying school. The airfield's restaurant is also open to the public and specialises in seafood.

    Situated approximately 55km south east from the Melbourne CBD on the South Gippsland Highway, Too

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  • Cheetham Wetlands

    Cheetham Wetlands, consisting of salt marshes and natural and artificial lagoons of Skeleton Creek, are a natural bird haven. These internationally significant wetlands provide important feeding and habitat areas for thousands of migratory birds from Japan, Siberia and New Zealand.

    Cheetham Wetlands, consisting of salt marshes and natural and artificial lagoons of Skeleton Cree

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  • Point Gellibrand Coastal Heritage Park

    Point Gellibrand Coastal Heritage Park

    Point Gellibrand Coastal Heritage Park has a rich history. It was the site of Victoria’s first permanent settlement and seaport and was crucial to the initial growth of the state. Immerse yourself in Victoria’s colonial past by visiting Fort Gellibrand, retrace Ned Kelly’s steps along Battery Road, marvel at the ingenuity of early mariners at Timeball Tower!

    Point Gellibrand Coastal Heritage Park has a rich history.

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  • Werribee Park National Equestrian Centre

    One of Victoria’s key international standard sporting facilities, this world class site is located within the Werribee Park Tourism Precinct. Major events include the Melbourne International 3 Day Event and the World Polo Championships.

    One of Victoria’s key international standard sporting facilities, this world class site is locate

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  • Walking and Cycling Trails in Whitehorse

    Walking and Cycling Trails in Whitehorse

    Whitehorse has an abundance of walking tracks and bike routes that are suitable for all different levels of fitness and of different lengths. With trials located all throughout the municipality, there are many options for cyclists and walkers to explore stunning scenery, picturesque views and beautiful landscapes that Whitehorse has to offer.

     

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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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  • alister clark rose garden

    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.

    Maintained by the Bulla Garden Club, the garden is dedicated to growing, displaying and promoting

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  • Churchill National Park

    Churchill National Park

    Churchill National Park remains as an example of the original landscape before clearing and settlement. There are barbecue and picnic facilities set amongst woodland forest.

    Churchill National Park remains as an example of the original landscape before clearing and settl

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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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  • 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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  • Organ Pipes National Park

    The ‘Organ Pipes’ are basalt geological formations, formed by molten lava cooling and cracking about 2.8 million years ago. The surrounding National Park also features other natural formations like the Rosette Rock, and plenty of walking trails, wildflowers and picnic facilities.  The park is also popular with bird watchers. Located in Keilor North with access from the Calder Freeway.

    The ‘Organ Pipes’ are basalt geological formations, formed by molten lava cooling and cracking ab

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  • Willow & Co Floristry, Niddrie

    Willow & Co Floristry, Niddrie

    There are many reasons to shop at this local treasure. The Bloom Bar offers an exciting array of flowers for any occasion and adds to the fun, bright atmosphere in the store, and there are also gifts on offer such as picture frames, terrariums and candles.

    Don't miss Willow & Co's weekly market fresh bunches – a beautiful bunch of the freshest flowers to treat yourself or a special someone.  

    There are many reasons to shop at this local treasure.

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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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    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.

  • 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. 

    Gem Pier is the arrival point for ferries from the city.

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  • Wattle Park

    Wattle Park

    Wattle Park is a wonderful escape within the suburbs for a pleasant picnic, walk or jog.  Set in natural bushland and sweeping lawns, the park features historic buildings, huge gum trees, the historic Lone Pine, exotic trees, tennis courts, public nine-hole golf course, and a playground. 

    Wattle Park is a wonderful escape within the suburbs for a pleasant picnic, walk or jog.

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  • Farm Vigano

    Farm Vigano

    Farm Vigano is a property rich in history and in Italian culture through the once iconic restaurateur, Mario Vigano of Mario’s in Exhibition Street and his wife, Maria Teresa, a noted artist during the 1930’s, 40’s and 50’s. Today, this property is still dedicated to preserving the art of true Italian food and culture specialising in dining, weddings, gatherings and functions.

    Farm Vigano is a property rich in history and in Italian culture through the once iconic restaurateur, Mario Vigano of Mario’s in Exhibition Street.

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  • Westgarthtown and Ziebell's Farmhouse

    Established in the 1850s, Westgarthtown was Victoria’s first German settlement and now features a range of carefully restored historic sites, dedicated to the farming history of the region. Located in suburban Thomastown, Ziebell’s Farmhouse is open on the second Sunday of each month or by appointment. Tours of Westgarthtown are available Monday to Friday, by appointment only.

    Established in the 1850s, Westgarthtown was Victoria’s first German settlement and now features a

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  • Yan Yean Reservoir Park

    Yan Yean Reservoir Park features a range of heritage sites, including Melbourne’s oldest dam, the valve house and the original caretaker’s cottage, as well as a variety of walking tracks which allow visitors to experience the magnificent scenery of the area.

    Yan Yean Reservoir Park features a range of heritage sites, including Melbourne’s oldest dam, the

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  • Funfields

    One of Victoria’s leading adventure parks, Funfields offers a range of rides and activities for people of all ages. With toboggans, a pirate ship, waterslides, go karts, mini golf and much more! You cannot miss the world record longest Proslide CannonBowl waterslide, Typhoon. The Typhoon is over 400 feet long and reaches speeds of up to 30 kmph.  It is the perfect destination for family fun! 

    One of Victoria’s leading adventure parks, Funfields offers a range of rides and activities for p

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  • Bicentennial Park

    Bicentennial Park is an old favourite with many locals who know it as Mount Chelsea. The park is located on Scotch Parade and features a regional play space, kilometres of walking trails with links to the Long Beach Trail and the Chelsea Netball Centre.

    Bicentennial Park was awarded the 2011 National Playspace Award. There is a Liberty swing, shelters with BBQs and tables, toilets, seats (including some wonderful curved seats) and water taps are spread around. The area is surrounded by fences with child proof gates. Come and expolore the magnificant playgrounds with big mound slides, a smurf village, giant basket swing, flying fox, monkey bars and so much more. This renowned park is guaranteed to give the family hours of entertainment.

    Bicentennial Park is an old favourite with many locals who know it as Mount Chelsea.

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  • Myuna Farm

    Myuna Farm

    A public community farm in the south-east of Melbourne, Myuna Farm is an excellent example of farming life with lots to do for the whole family. Located next to the Dandenong Creek, the farm encourages visitors to experience hands-on contact with a variety of animals. Set among a special environment of river gums, wetlands and bird life right in the heart of the City of Casey. From education through to relaxation, Myuna Farm is preserving the agricultural history of Casey. All of Myuna Farm's attractions are presented in an educational and informative way. Open to the public every day of the year from 10 am to 4 pm except Christmas Day.

    A public community farm in the south-east of Melbourne, Myuna Farm is an excellent example of far

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  • Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne

    The Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne is one of Victoria's most precious areas of native bushland and offers nature lovers the chance to explore 363 hectares of untouched heath lands, wetlands and woodlands. These expansive natural gardens are also home to thriving bird and animal life, including several rare and endangered species. The park is open to the public daily from 9 am to 5 pm (closed on Christmas Day and days of Total Fire Ban). With walking and bicycle tracks, picnic areas, cafe, souvenir shop and meeting rooms, the Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne has it all.

    The Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne is one of Victoria's most precious areas of native bushland

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  • 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.

    Only minutes from the Monash Freeway, Wilson Botanic Park attracts local and international visito

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  • Sugarloaf, Reservoir, Christmas Hills, Water

    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.

    Sugarloaf Reservoir is an integral part of Melbourne's water supply and a great place for a relaxing picnic or walk.

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  • Tracks and trails

    Tracks and Trails

    The Nillumbik Shire trails network provides a great opportunity for walkers, cyclists and horse riders to enjoy the Shire's natural and cultural heritage. Residents and visitors are encouraged to enjoy the 25 kilometres of urban trails, 6 kilometres of rural trails and many informal trails that run throughout Shire of Nillumbik. Urban trails link to the Melbourne Metropolitan Trail Network and include the Diamond Creek Trail, the Plenty River Trail and the Aqueduct Trail. Other trails of interest include the Heidelberg Artists Trail, Heritage Walks and the Gawa Wurundjeri Aboriginal Resource Trail.

    The Nillumbik Shire trails network provides a great opportunity for walkers, cyclists and horse riders to enjoy the Shire's natural and cultural heritage.

  • Parks and trails

    Parks and Trails

    Come and enjoy the many parks, playgrounds and walking and cycling trails on offer in Brimbank.The ongoing development and upgrading of Brimbank’s many parks, playgrounds and open spaces means there is something for everyone to enjoy including the latest in playground equipment, quality picnic facilities, easy-to-access shared pathways and everything in between. 

    Come and enjoy the many parks, playgrounds and walking and cycling trails on offer in Brimbank.Th

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  • Parks, Gardens and Heathlands

    Nature buffs, children and even pampered pooches can explore and enjoy over forty parks, gardens and heathlands.  Most areas are family-friendly with facilities such as on-street parking, toilets, barbeques, drinking fountains and sporting equipment.  Bayside welcomes dogs and has designated areas where they can romp off-leash. The times vary between locations and also during daylight saving hours, so visit the Council website for accurate information.  Please observe any signs in parks, reserves and beaches as these rules are there to protect the native wildlife.

    Nature buffs, children and even pampered pooches can explore and enjoy over forty parks, gardens

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  • Heidelberg, Artists, Walk, Cycle, Nillumbik, Warrandyte

    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. 

    The trail consists of 57 interpretive signs celebrating the artists of the Heidelberg School who lived and painted in this area

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  • Eucalypt Community Market, Wollert

    Eucalypt Community Market, Wollert

    In partnership with Stockland and Third Place Café in Wollert, this monthly market runs at the Eucalypt Estate providing locals with access to fresh produce, arts and craft that will be sure to have something for everyone. A great way to connect with your local producers and find out what little treasures are in your own backyard! 

    In partnership with Stockland and Third Place Café in Wollert, this monthly market runs at the Eu

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