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  • Whittlesea Monday Market

    Whittlesea Monday Market

    Every Monday

    The Whittlesea Monday Market has over 120 stalls covering everything from fruit and veggies, homewares, artisan breads, fresh food, live poultry, clothing, plants, farm supplies, antiques and vintage collectables, electrical goods and even the kitchen sink! This is a great opportunity to not only grab a bargain but to get out of the house and enjoy!

    The Whittlesea Monday Market has over 120 stalls covering everything from fruit and veggies, homewares, artisan breads, fresh food, live poultry, clothing, plants, farm supplies, antiques and vintage collectables, electrical goods and even the kitchen sink!

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  • Hindsight Exhibition

    Hindsight Exhibition

    1 June - 30 June 2017

    If given the chance, what would you say to your younger self? Share the wisdom of senior community members through an exhibition of portrait photography, past and present. This exhibition program features words of wisdom, interviews and a community reflection space. Presented by Yarra Plenty Regional Libraries.

    If given the chance, what would you say to your younger self?

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  • 5000 Poppies workshop

    Monday, 3 July 2017

    Lynn Berry and Margaret Knight set out to crochet a humble 120 poppies to “plant” at the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne for Remembrance Day in 2013. This tribute sparked a massive community outpouring with an estimated 50,000 plus contributors to the project and hundreds of smaller, local installations throughout Australia, New Zealand and beyond. Join project Co-founder Lynn Berry for facilitated poppy making workshops.  

    Lynn Berry and Margaret Knight set out to crochet a humble 120 poppies to “plant” at the Shrine o

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  • Truffle and Charcuterie Celebration

    Truffle and Charcuterie Celebration

    Sunday, 9 July 2017

    Celebrate culinary decadence at its finest at Prahran Market’s Truffle and Charcuterie Celebration where luxury ingredients take center stage. Enjoy a mouth-watering array of tasting experiences and take-home goods from a variety of Market traders; be entertained by back-to-back celebrity cooking demos in the Omega by Neil Perry kitchen and lap up the bustling atmosphere at Melbourne's premiere Market.

    Celebrate culinary decadence at its finest at Prahran Market’s Truffle and Charcuterie Celebratio

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  • Multicultural Night

    Multicultural Night

    Thursday, 20 July 2017

    Lalor is a diverse and vibrant suburb. Join us for an evening of entertainment from the colourful array of groups who make up the Lalor community. No matter what your cultural background, there will be something for everyone to enjoy at this fun-filled event.

    Lalor is a diverse and vibrant suburb.

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  • Frolic, Food & Film Night

    Frolic, Food & Film Night

    Friday, 25 August 2017

    Come and watch Dads who can Dance, a performance created by Ausdance and families from Mernda Primary School, before dusting off your dance shoes and getting your groove on, then settle back to watch a classic dance movie. Healthy food will be available at reasonable prices, or bring your own to share.

    Come and watch Dads who can Dance, a performance created by Ausdance and families from Mernda Pri

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  • Hurstbridge Wattle Festival, Hurstbridge, Train, Locommotive, Diamond Creek, Food, Music, Entertainment, Free, Community

    Hurstbridge Wattle Festival

    Sunday, 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. 

     

    Board the K Class steam locomotive and view the wattle in a b

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  • The Greatest Show on Wheels

    Sunday, 3 September 2017

    Come join the vibe and buzz of the 4th annual “Greatest Show on Wheels” as the Acland Street Village Precinct is transformed into traffic-free showcase of classic cars and bikes with over 300 vehicles on show.  Enjoy this FREE family friendly day, packed with entertainment, children’s activities, live music, great food and much more.  On show in Acland Street and surrounds will be pristine classic cars, hot rods, street machines and 20+ Movie cars (Mad Max & Batman). 

    Come join the vibe and buzz of the 4th annual “Greatest Show on Wheels” as the Acland Street Vill

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  • Diamond Creek, Rotary, Town Fair, Gumboot Throwing, entertainment, free

    Diamond Creek Rotary Town Fair

    Saturday, 9 September 2017

    The Diamond Creek Rotary Town Fair is a great day out for all the family. All your favourite activities will be there, carnival rides, free entertainment, craft stalls, demonstrations, food stalls the spectacular fireworks display and more. And by popular demand - egg and spoon races, sack races, cricket pad races and the old favourite, gumboot throwing competitions! Heaps of fun and entertainment for the whole family. 

     

    The Diamond Creek Rotary Town Fair is a great day out for all

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  • Open Cellars of the Artisan Hills

    Open Cellars of the Artisan Hills

    14 October - 15 October 2017

    Visit cellars that are not always open and taste wines that are not always on offer!  Come and meet the winemakers of boutique wineries and share their passion for the exceptional quality wines they produce in this special part of the Yarra Valley. The weekend is an excuse for winemakers to make available some limited releases and offer some special prices or events they don’t do for the rest of the year! No entry charge or tasting fee.

    Visit cellars that are not always open and taste wines that a

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  • Sustainability, Wellbeing, Nillumbik, Eltham, Family, Green

    Practically Green Sustainability Festival

    Sunday, 15 October 2017

    First held in 2008, the festival offers practical and simple ideas to help you and your family live sustainably. The Festival showcases the very best in sustainable building technologies in a fun festival-style, family atmosphere. 

     

    First held in 2008, the festival offers practical and simple

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  • nillumbik, pets, dogs, cats, ponies, goldfish, expo, council rangers, free, family, families

    Nillumbik Pet Expo

    Sunday, 22 October 2017

    The Expo has stalls, activities and events. Visitors can meet and chat to Council’s rangers. This is a free event and families are invited to bring their pets.

    The Expo has stalls, activities and events.

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  • Eltham, Community, Food, Wine, Activities, Fireworks, pets, family

    Rotary Eltham Town Festival

    11 November 2017

    Eltham town comes alive with parades, competitions, food, wine and an abundance of activities for the whole family. The festival attracts over 30,000 people over the weekend and includes an incredible Fireworks Display, the Pet Parade and a huge array of entertainment and activities.

    Eltham town comes alive with parades, competitions, food, win

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  • Wyndham Cultural Centre

    Wyndham Cultural Centre is the premier performing arts theatre and cultural events centre in Melbourne’s west. Also home to the Wyndham Art Gallery and Werribee Visitor Information Centre.

    Wyndham Cultural Centre is the premier performing arts theatre and cultural events centre in Melb

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  • Bayside Farmers Market

    Bayside Farmers Market

    Bayside Farmers Markets are held on the third Saturday of every month. Made possible by the volunteers from the Rotary Club of Hampton Inc. then Bayside farmers markets connects the community to over 60 stall holders who produce their food for their mutual benefit and enjoyment. Come down and discover the beautiful fresh produce at the Bayside Farmers Market.

    Bayside Farmers Markets are held on the third Saturday of every month.

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  • Clock Tower Centre

    The Clocktower Centre is the cornerstone of the Moonee Valley's cultural life, and comprises state-of-the-art facility for the performing arts community. The theatre showcases performances, functions and events from professional touring companies for all ages. The Clock Tower also presents its own vibrant and exciting annual program of theatre and performing arts, and features a children and family program guaranteed to entertain the little ones.

    The Clocktower Centre is the cornerstone of the Moonee Valley's cultural life, and comprises stat

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  • Eltham Market

    Eltham Community Craft and Produce Market

    Specialising in stallholders that produce quality homemade, grown and handcrafted products, or selling fresh and tantalising produce. This market features stalls ranging from food and wine, to sculpture and artworks from local artists. In November and December the market is held on the first and third Sunday of the month. 

     

    Specialising in stallholders that produce qual

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  • Victoria Street Mall

    Victoria Street Mall

    The Vic Mall as it is locally known, is the bustling centre of Coburg’s shopping precinct. It is a popular gathering place for locals, offering a variety of dining options, great coffee and buskers making regular appearances throughout the week. A large picnic table has backgammon, snakes and ladders, and chess boards built in – bring your own pieces or borrow from the library.

    The Vic Mall as it is locally known, is the bustling centre of Coburg’s shopping precinct.

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  • Bridge Inn Hotel

    Bridge Inn Hotel

    Established in 1891 the Bridge Inn Hotel has been restored, revamped and relaunched. With À La Carte Bistro, Lounge area and Sports Bar each offering their own unique menu’s there’s sure to be something for everyone. Open 7 days a week and offering special themes and events throughout the week you’ll be sure to have a great time.

    Established in 1891 the Bridge Inn Hotel has been restored, revamped and relaunched.

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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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  • 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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  • The Gallery @ BACC

    The Gallery @ BACC

    The Gallery @ BACC, located in the Brighton Town Hall, presents a series of high quality temporary exhibitions, public programs and visual arts events, in both conventional and new media.  Supporting the work of local Bayside artists and arts organisations, as well as giving visitors the opportunity to engage with important work by non-local significant and established practitioners, The Gallery provides a space for people to engage with art at all levels.

    The Gallery @ BACC, located in the Brighton Town Hall, presents a series of high quality temporar

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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.

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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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  • 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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  • Whittlesea Bowls Club

    Whittlesea Bowls Club

    Fully licensed bistro and functions rooms available for meetings, celebrations and bus groups. A relaxed atmosphere and delicious menu are perfectly matched to ensure you have a magical experience. You can enjoy the view over the greens or even maybe enjoy some exercise in a friendly environment, please ask about the lawn bowling activities.

    Fully licensed bistro and functions rooms available for meetings, celebrations and bus groups.

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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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  • 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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  • Aqualink Nunawading and Aqualink Box Hill

    Loated in Nunawading and Box Hill , visitors can use premium swimming and gynasium facilities and attend a variety of fitness classes. Some of the services and facilities include large pools and spa facilities, premium gym equipment, personal training, kids birthday parties, a café and creche.

    Loated in Nunawading and Box Hill , visitors can use premium swimming and gynasium facilities and

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  • Heritage Walks

    Heritage Walks

    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.

    Visit the Hobsons Bay Visitor Information Centre in Commonwealth Reserve, Williamstown and pick u

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  • Shopping & Dining

    Experience Moonee Valley’s diverse range of boutique retail precents, shopping centres and eclectic mix of multicultural restaurants, artisan style cafes and boutique bars on offer. Treat your taste buds to an array of impressive dining options waiting for you with an experience for everyone. Make a day of it and have a total shopping experience whilst discovering the hidden secrets of Moonee Valley’s shopping precincts. Shopping precincts include: Union Road - Ascot Vale, Racecourse Road and Pin Oak Crescent - Flemington, Napier Street - Strathmore, Puckle Street and Mt Alexander Road - Moonee Ponds, Rose Street - Essendon, Direct Factory Outlet (DFO) and Homemaker Hub - Essendon Fields, North Essendon Village and Keilor Road - Niddrie.

    Experience Moonee Valley’s diverse range of boutique retail precents, shopping centres and eclect

  • The Substation

    The Substation

    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.

    The SUBSTATION presents an annual program across art forms, w

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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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  • 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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  • Morack Golf Course

    An enjoyable course that contains tree lined fairways, small greens, several water hazards and many bunkers. The course contains a driving range and a pro shop as well as providing demo days and a teaching service by the GSM golf academy.

    An enjoyable course that contains tree lined fairways, small greens, several water hazards and ma

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    Friends Of Ours Cafe, Essendon

    Whether you're passing through Essendon or looking for a new local hangout, Jakki and the team at Friends Of Ours would love to meet you and show you why they've become one of the most popular destinations for friends and families looking to catch up. A casual, funky vibe resonates throughout the cafe's interior, and footpath seating options mean you're never far from the hustle and bustle of Mount Alexander Road.

    Whether you're passing through Essendon or looking for a new local hangout, Jakki and the team at

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  • Riverside Golf and Tennis Centre

    Offering a range of facilities including a nine hole golf course, a 44 bay driving range, 12 tennis courts including one rebound ace court, mini golf, pro shop and the Riverside Restaurant bar and function centre. Situated in natural picturesque surroundings and nestled away from the hustle and bustle of the city, the Riverside Golf and Tennis Centre is a relaxed atmosphere that has something for both beginners and the professional sporting types.

    Offering a range of facilities including a nine hole golf course, a 44 bay driving range, 12 tenn

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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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  • 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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  • Ramsay Street- Neighbours

    The iconic soap opera is filmed in the front and backyards of the houses in this street in Vermont South. Tours to this street run througout the year.

    The iconic soap opera is filmed in the front and backyards of the houses in this street in Vermon

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  • Altona Beach

    Altona Beach is Melbourne’s western suburbs largest and most pristine swimming and recreational beach. The beach is patrolled over the summer. It is home to many recreational and water sport activities such as kitesurfing, paddle boarding, sandcastle building and volley ball.  There is free parking, tree lined parks, bbq areas and public amenities all within walking distance to shops, cafes and public transport.

    Altona Beach is Melbourne’s western suburbs largest and most pristine swimming and recreational b

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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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  • Nillumbik Community Events

    Nillumbik Community Events

    Nillumbik plays host to a wide range of community festivals, events and exhibitions, from the monthly Red Chair Artists talks to fun runs and gardening workshops. More details can be found by clicking on the link below.

    Nillumbik plays host to a wide range of community festivals, events and exhibitions.

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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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  • 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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  • Dandenong Market

    Grab a bargain and browse exotic fresh fruit and vegies you won’t find at your average supermarket, at the bustling Dandenong Market. A visit to the Dandenong Market is like strolling around a souk, meandering through a hawkers market or blending into a bazaar. With bargain prices, unusual produce and colourful characters, the Dandenong Market is a shopping trip out of the ordinary.

    Grab a bargain and browse exotic fresh fruit and vegies you won’t find at your average supermarke

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  • Altona Beach Market

    Altona Beach Market

    The Altona Beach Market is nestled into one of Port Phillip Bay’s most appealing coastal towns. The weekly outdoor street market has been a highlight since 2004. Thousands of regular market goers visit each week to purchase fresh produce, green life, homemade soaps, candles and much more.  On market day a visit through the town's shops, café’s, restaurants and coastal pleasures completes a great day's outing.

    The Altona Beach Market is nestled into one of Port Phillip Bay’s most appealing coastal towns.

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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

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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.

    The origin of Ned Kelly’s armour, the birthplace of the stubbie, and Melbourne’s first sewage sys

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    Overnewton Castle

    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.

    Brimbank pioneer William Taylor, who owned 13,000 acres of grazing land around Keilor, started bu

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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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  • Dining and Nightlife

    Restaurants, cafes, bars and clubs are always buzzing in Melbourne. An eclectic range of cuisine is on offer across town - hidden down laneways, high above street level or overlooking the waterfront.

    Restaurants, cafes, bars and clubs are always buzzing in Melbourne.

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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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  • The Titanic, Williamstown

    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.

    It’s not just dinner and a show.

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  • Great Golf

    Satisfy your need for playing a round, at Keilor Public Golf Course. Play at your own pace, take lessons from PGA Golf Professional or shop for everything you need - or want! (540 Calder Highway). The Craig Parry designed 18-hole Sunshine course and driving range is perfect for all golfers. It’s a unique facility which also features the original farm homestead built in 1883 (475 Mt Derrimut Rd, Derrimut).

    Satisfy your need for playing a round, at Keilor Public Golf Course.

  • 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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  • Laneways

    Weaving a maze through the city grid, Melbourne’s laneways uncover hidden treasures and a charming, intimate atmosphere. Al fresco eateries, one-off shops and bars that are off the beaten track, all nestle side-by-side in laneways winding in all directions throughout the city.

    Weaving a maze through the city grid, Melbourne’s laneways uncover hidden treasures and a charmin

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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. 

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  • Shopping & Dining

    Experience the City of Yarra’s famous retail and dining precincts. Serviced by excellent public transport or within easy walking distance from the CBD, each precinct offers unique shopping and dining experiences to suit all tastes. Come and discover the hundreds of shops, outlets, restaurants, cafés, bars and live entertainment venues located throughout the municipality.

    Experience the City of Yarra’s famous retail and dining precincts.

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  • 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. 

    Today, working timeball towers are extremely rare; apart from the one at Point Gellibrand there i

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  • 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.

    The Berwick Old Cheese Factory was built in the 1860s and features the historic Springfield Homes

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • To Market to Market

    Several fascinating and unique markets complement the City of Yarra’s shopping strips. If you’re after fresh, affordable produce and gourmet delights, head to the Gleadell Street Market in Richmond or the Collingwood Children’s Farm Farmers market. If you’re looking for a special gift that’s a little different, try the Rose Street Artists' Market, Fitzroy Market, Makers Market or Supper Market, where you can buy handmade jewellery, clothing, arts and crafts direct from the makers.

    Several fascinating and unique markets complement the City of Yarra’s shopping strips.

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  • HMAS Castlemaine, Williamstown

    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.

    Come aboard one of the sixty Australian-built Bathurst Class corvettes to serve throughout World

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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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    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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  • 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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  • City Centre

    As you enter Melbourne’s city centre switch your curiosity to ‘high’. Look up, look down, follow that tune down that laneway and venture up those stairs. Melbourne’s city streets are a mosaic of high style, buried treasure, graceful elegance and quirky character.

    As you enter Melbourne’s city centre switch your curiosity to ‘high’.

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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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  • Aboriginal History Walk

    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.

    From its Woiwurrung beginnings, Fitzroy was the centre of the Victorian Indigenous community as p

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  • Railway Museum, Newport

    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! 

    Come and see the largest collection of Victorian Railways steam locomotives and steam cranes.

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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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  • George Evans museum

    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. 

    The George Evans Museum hosts a significant collection of over 3,500 items including photographs,

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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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  • Arts and Culture

    Melbourne kicks up its heels all year round for a repertoire of art and culture that ranges from comedy shows and Broadway spectaculars to film festivals and exhibitions by emerging visual artists.

    Melbourne kicks up its heels all year round for a repertoire of art and culture that ranges from

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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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  • Galleries

    The City of Yarra is known for its diverse artistic and cultural life. It is home to many artists, leading commercial galleries, contemporary arts spaces, artist run galleries and cafes with regular exhibitions. Each gallery is distinct, catering for a different audience and clientele. To locate a Gallery, look out for the Yarra Gallery symbol – a bold orange street sign which directs you to many of Yarra's contemporary art galleries, download a copy of the Gallery Guide by following the link or pick up a hard copy from the Richmond Town Hall on Bridge Road.

    The City of Yarra is known for its diverse artistic and cultural life.

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  • Seaworks and the Maritime Discovery Centre

    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! 

    Included in the maritime collection is a large display of ship models, ships bells, books, prints

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  • Casey RACE

    Casey Recreation and Aquatic Centre (RACE) is located in Cranbourne East. It features a 50-metre pool, aquatic education, spa, sauna, steam room, warm water pool, indoor splash park, tipping bucket, whirl pool, two giant slides (space bowl and raft slide), health club, group fitness, RPM studio, crèche and Good Life Café.

    Casey Recreation and Aquatic Centre (RACE) is located in Cranbourne East.

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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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  • coast, wetlands, nature. birds, bird watching

    Point Cook Coastal Park

    The Point Cook Coastal Park & Cheetham Wetlands rank among the top places in the world for viewing migratory wading birds. The diversity of birdlife is considered second only to Kakadu in Australia. More than 200 species have been recorded, 34 of which are covered by international migratory agreements. Migratory birds travel here from as far away as Siberia, Japan & Alaska. Get a 360 degree eagle’s view from the Observation Tower or head down to the beach at low tide and get up close and personal.

    The Point Cook Coastal Park & Cheetham Wetlands rank among the top places in the world for vi

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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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  • Docklands

    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.

    Enjoy a picnic by the water's edge, in a grassy park, or grab a table at one of Melbourne’s most

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Galleries

    Galleries

    A number of galleries can be found in Moreland including the Counihan Gallery in Brunswick which has a focus on presenting contemporary art exhibitions. Blak Dot Gallery is an indigenous run gallery in Brunswick East with regular exhibitions from all over the world.

    A number of galleries can be found in Moreland including the Counihan Gallery in Brunswick which has a focus on presenting contemporary art exhibitions.

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  • theatre, port phillip, drama, arts, culture, play, music

    Palais Theatre

    This historic St Kilda icon is ideally located just near the beach giving it somewhat of a vintage, Hollywood Boulevard feel, especially on warm summer nights. The Palais Theatre has come a long way since its humble beginnings – built in 1927 as an art deco picture palace - today hosting a range of local and international acts. Featuring sell out shows from today’s biggest musicians, comedians and a range of special performances, the Palais Theatre has truly cemented itself as Australia's No. 1 theatre concert venue. See what’s on and make sure you catch a show at this superb venue.

    This historic St Kilda icon is ideally located just near the beach giving it somewhat of a vintag

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Dining in Casey

    Dining in Casey

    Casey offers a great variety of wining and dining experiences. With so many options there is sure to be something to suit tantilise your tastebuds and suit your budget also. Some great dining experiences include: Ambrosia in Berwick - 9702 0044

    Ashcotts in Berwick - 9707 5900

    Atura Hotel in Eumemmering - 9771 6000

    Eighty One in Berwick - 9768 9555

    Nomadic in Berwick - 9769 8727

    Shanikas in Berwick - 9707 3511

    Trios at Cranbourne Racecourse in Cranbourne - 5996 3233

    Wings and Fins in Tooradin - 5998 3600

    Casey offers a great variety of wining and dining experiences.

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  • Coburg Farmers Market

    Coburg Farmers Market

    Affordable seasonal produce, fresh from regional Victoria is on offer in Coburg. The Farmers Market is held every Saturday at the Coburg North Primary School from 8am-1pm.

    Affordable seasonal produce, fresh from regional Victorian is on offer in Coburg.

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  • The Eltham Farmers’ Market is held on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of every month, 9am to 1pm.

    Eltham Farmers’ Market

    There are a range of stalls, including veggies, fruit, condiments and sweet treats. On the 4th Sunday of each month, the market will also host a community fruit and veggie swap. The Eltham Farmers’ Market is organised by Local Food Connect Inc. – a not for profit community group dedicated to promoting the interests of the local food economy.

    There are a range of stalls, including veggies, fruit, condiments and sweet treats.

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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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  • Greek Precinct

    Set yourself adrift under the starry lights of the Lonsdale-Russell Street intersection, in the heart of Melbourne’s own Mediterranean. Athens might be a world away, but Grecian delights await discovery in Melbourne's Greek Precinct. At all hours of the day and night, this corner is a treasure trove of mouth-watering delights. Bask in the sun or under the stars in the Greek Precinct’s al fresco culture and treat yourself to a tasty lunch, sweet treats or a coffee hit.

    Set yourself adrift under the starry lights of the Lonsdale-Russell Street intersection, in the h

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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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  • Essendon Fields

    Essendon Fields has emerged as Victoria’s newest tourism destination.  It offers a new way to shop and play - Come and see it for yourself! Shop at Australia’s premier factory outlet shopping centre, LaManna supermarket and Australia’s ultimate car showroom. Play at Bounce, experience sky diving or take a scenic flight over Melbourne, the Great Ocean Road and beyond!  

     

    Essendon Fields has emerged as Victoria’s newest tourism destination.

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  • Moreland Shopping & Dining

    Come and explore Moreland's vintage stores for retro threads, pre-loved goods and secondhand treasures. Discover the eclectic mix of offerings throughout the municipality, including local markets, factory outlets and boutique retailers. Serviced by excellent public transport from Melbourne’s city centre, each precinct offers unique shopping and dining. Off the main streets you will also discover a number of hidden gems offering great dining experiences.

    Come and explore Moreland's vintage stores for retro threads, pre-loved goods and secondhand treasures.

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  • Quest on Doncaster

    Quest on Doncaster

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

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

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  • 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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  • Chinatown

    If the bright neon signs and hanging lanterns don’t give it away, the golden-roofed gateways will. Melbourne’s own slice of Asia stretches along Little Bourke Street, all the way from Spring Street down to Swanston Street, spilling into the laneways in between. The cuisine on offer comes from all over China, with the addition of Korean, Japanese and Thai options for extra variety.

    If the bright neon signs and hanging lanterns don’t give it away, the golden-roofed gateways will

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  • Major Attractions

    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.

    Melbourne is all about variety – so whatever your interests Melbourne has an attraction for you.

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  • Beaumaris Farmers Market

    Beaumaris Farmers Market

    Beaumaris Farmers Markets are held on the second Saturday of every month. Facilitated by volunteers from Beaumaris Rotary, the market has 60 stall holders offering good quality fresh produce at a reasonable price and a wonderful community atmosphere. Running every second Saturday the market gives the opportunity to purchase great food and will get you out of the house this winter! 

    Beaumaris Farmers Markets are held on the second Saturday of every month.

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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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  • Manningham Art Gallery

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

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

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  • 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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  • Sparta Place

    Sparta Place is a quaint and quirky laneway just off Sydney Road in Brunswick with great boutiques and live jazz on the weekends. A favourite hangout for locals, Sparta Place was created to celebrate the relationship between Moreland and Sparta in Greece, with the public art symbolising the enduring friendship between the sister cities.  A mural featuring artists depictions of local identities, adds colour to the carpark at the rear. 

    Sparta Place is a quaint and quirky laneway just off Sydney Road in Brunswick with great boutiques and live jazz on the weekends.

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  • Royal Mail Hotel

    Royal Mail Hotel

    Whittlesea is a perfect destination for a day trip. When you visit, make sure you stop by The Royal Mail Hotel, ideally located in a magnificent part of Victoria just 35kms from Melbourne. We are proud of our status as a good Australian country hotel with excellent service and a friendly atmosphere.

    Whittlesea is a perfect destination for a day trip.

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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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  • 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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  • Community markets

    Community Markets

    A number of local community markets are held throughout the municipality each month, offering a range of local produce, plants, arts and crafts and collectibles. Attracting local residents and visitors alike, these markets support the local community while also giving local producers a platform to sell their products.

    A number of local community markets are held throughout the municipality each month, offering a range of local produce, plants, arts and crafts and collectibles.

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  • Waves Leisure Centre

    Waves Leisure Centre has a State-of-the-Art Health and fitness centre comprising of all the areas you need to get fit and healthy. With access to our fantastic timetable, impressive gymnasium and aquatic facilities, Waves Leisure Centre is a one stop solution to everything you need to reach your Health and Fitness goals. Waves Leisure Centre also hosts birthday parties and fun school holiday programs, phone for more details - 9559 7111

    Waves Leisure Centre has a State-of-the-Art Health and fitness centre comprising of all the areas

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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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  • Market to Market

    Do you want fresh, affordable produce and gourmet delights? Are you looking for a special gift, or a shopping experience that’s a little different where you can buy handmade jewellery, clothing or arts and crafts direct from the makers? The head to one of the many markets that come alive within Casey each month. Whatever your taste, all of the markets in the City of Casey have something special to offer.

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  • Shopping in Casey

    Shopping in Casey

    Experience the vibrant atmosphere in the City of Casey’s fabulous retail precincts. Each precinct offers unique shopping experiences to suit all tastes and has good public transport options. Come and discover the hundreds of shops and outlets throughout the municipality including Westfield Fountain Gate Shopping Centre, Berwick High Street’s retail precinct as well as the newer Casey Central in Narre Warren. 

    Experience the vibrant atmosphere in the City of Casey’s fabulous retail precincts.

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  • Hurstbridge Farmers Market, Farmers Market, Hurstbridge, Family, CFA, Sunday

    Hurstbridge Farmers' Market

    Hurstbridge Farmers' Market is held all year round, from February to December on the first Sunday of the month from 8.30am – 1pm in the delightful setting of Fergusons Paddock in Hurstbridge. Entry is by gold coin donation with proceeds to the local CFA.

     

    Hurstbridge Farmers' Market is held all year round, from Febr

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  • Montsalvat

    Montsalvat

    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.

    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.

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  • Wineries

    Wineries

    Local wineries range from the volcanic hilltops of Kangaroo Ground, across the gravelly clays of Panton Hill and St Andrews, down to the fine soils of Arthurs Creek and Yan Yean. Many wineries have cellar doors where you can meet the winemaker, hear their stories and taste and buy the wine. Wineries and cellar doors vary from contemporary designs to ancient Italian-inspired stone and mudbrick buildings. Some wineries offer meals or platters of local produce as well as galleries exhibiting works by local artists.

    Local wineries range from the volcanic hilltops of Kangaroo Ground, across the gravelly clays of Panton Hill and St Andrews, down to the fine soils of Arthurs Creek and Yan Yean.

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  • Art In Nillumbik

    Art in Nillumbik

    Nillumbik has long been a place of creative inspiration. Artists seeking picturesque landscapes during the 19th century found them in Eltham and surrounding areas. Initially painters’ camps then colonies of artists, such as Montsalvat and Dunmoochin were established. As the years passed, painting and drawing crossed over into architecture and sculpture, music and literature, as talent, and talented families flourished. And the legacy lives on. In studios and galleries, in bookshops and at the performance venues discover the arts of Nillumbik.

    Nillumbik has long been a place of creative inspiration. Artists seeking picturesque landscapes during the 19th century found them in Eltham and surrounding areas.

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  • 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!

    The Hunt Club in Deer Park provides opportunities for participation in the arts, including classe

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  • 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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  • Kangaroo Ground, War Memorial, Dandenong Ranges, Kinglake Ranges, Viewing Platform

    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. 

    The Kangaroo Ground War Memorial Tower is built on the highest hill in the district.

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  • Boroondara Farmers Market

    If you are passionate about food, the planet and your community, join a special group of farmers and locals at the Boroondara Farmers Market, where you can shop for produce from all around Victoria. You’ll find fresh fruit and vegetables, seasonal organics, meat, herbs, honey, eggs, bread, olives, cakes, dips and sauces, chocolate, flowers and plants, even wine and beer. Tthird and fifth Saturday of every month, 8am till 1pm.

    If you are passionate about food, the planet and your community, join a special group of farmers

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  • Hawthorn Craft Market

    The Hawthorn Craft Market is one of Melbourne’s longest running makers’ markets. You’ll find a range of beautifully designed, handmade items, perfect as a gift or simply to indulge yourself. There are over forty stalls with artists working across a variety of mediums. You’ll find jewellery, clothes, children’s toys, bags, cards, candles, photo-art, sculpture, plants, furniture and unique one off pieces.

    The Hawthorn Craft Market is one of Melbourne’s longest running makers’ markets.

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