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  • Bizarre Gazzard - Australia’s Funniest Hypnotist

    Bizarre Gazzard - Australia’s Funniest Hypnotist

    Saturday, 24 June 2017

    To witness the Bizarre Gazzard is an experience you will never forget. You will be amazed and dumbfounded by the power of the mind then laugh yourself hoarse at the antics of your friends on stage. The Bizarre Gazzard combines music, costumes, comedy and props for a must see show where the only people having a better time than the audience are the volunteers themselves.

    To witness the Bizarre Gazzard is an experience you will never forget. You will be amazed and dumbfounded by the power of the mind then laugh yourself hoarse at the antics of your friends on stage.

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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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  • 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.

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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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  • Eltham Mudbrick Tour 2017

    Eltham Mudbrick Tour 2017

    Sunday, 22 October 2017

    Nillumbik Shire has a unique heritage in mudbrick architecture accumulated over more than half a century of experimentation, design and construction. Join us on our tour of a selection of classic mudbrick houses open for one day only. This is a fundraiser run by Eltham High School Friends of Music. 

    Nillumbik Shire has a unique heritage in mudbrick architecture accumulated over more than half a

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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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  • 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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  • The Black Powder Mill in Cairnlea

    From the late 19th century, the area round Sunshine, Albion and Deer Park was the most significant explosives manufacturing district in Australia, and many remnants of this period still stand today. The Black Powder Mill, built in 1942, is the last building remnant of about 400 buildings of the Albion Explosives Factory, a significant defence production facility during WW2.

    From the late 19th century, the area round Sunshine, Albion and Deer Park was the most significan

  • 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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  • 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

  • Kingston Arts

    Kingston Arts

    Culture that captures the imagination. Scratch the surface of the City of Kingston and you’ll find a thriving arts and cultural scene that’s buzzing with dynamic, diverse and high quality creative programs. 

    Kingston showcases the finest local and national talent, and champions artistic endeavor of all kinds from all corners of our diverse community. Experience, inspire, challenge yourself, and most of all enjoy your journey of cultural discovery in the City of Kingston. Get involved in your local arts scene and discover what Kingston Arts has to offer.

    Culture that captures the imagination.

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  • Heide Museum of Modern Art

    Heide Museum of Modern Art

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

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

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Walker Street Gallery and Arts Centre

    Walker Street Gallery and Arts Centre

    Walker Street Gallery and Arts Centre regularly hosts a range of contemporary, high quality and diverse exhibitions from leading Australian artists, producing a variety of media. The Gallery celebrates the city and wider artistic community with monthly installations, artist talks and Artists-in-Residence.

    Walker Street Gallery and Arts Centre regularly hosts a range of contemporary, high quality and d

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Darling Street Espresso

    Darling Street Espresso, Moonee Ponds

    Spoil the kids - and yourself - at Darling Street Espresso. Hidden away in an old milk bar on a residential Moonee Ponds street, it's the perfect place for an after-school or holiday treat. Try one of their famous cake pops for that afternoon sugar rush, or enjoy some downtime with friends, good coffee and great food.

    Spoil the kids - and yourself - at Darling Street Espresso.

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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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  • Ben’s Brew Tours

    Ben’s Brew Tours

    Ben’s Brew Tours is all about discovery. They’ve collaborated with some of the best brewers, stockists and specialty bars in Melbourne and Darebin to help you experience the very best of the local craft beer scene. Whether you’re looking to grow your knowledge of craft beer, taste some of Melbourne’s best brews, or just want a fun and laid back day out, Ben’s Brew Tours will get you started!

    Whether you’re looking to grow your knowledge of craft beer, taste some of Melbourne’s best brews, or just want a fun and laid back day out, Ben’s Brew Tours will get you started!

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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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  • Live Music

    Live Music

    Live music is a feature of the vibrant nightlife in Moreland. A variety of venues have live performances throughout the week, with great representation from local musicians and artists. Local community radio station RRR is located in the heart of Brunswick East. Whatever day of the week, you’re sure to find something to suit your musical tastes.

    Live music is a feature of the vibrant nightlife in Moreland.

  • 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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  • Animal Farm

    Animal Land Children's Farm

    Meet Oscar the pig, milk Lucy the cow, ride Goldie the pony! Nurse baby animals, collect eggs and take a tractor ride in the paddock. Animal land gives children that real hands on farming experience. They get to scratch, feel, smell and hear all the experiences of life on a farm. Our visitors include schools, kinders and the general public!

    Meet Oscar the pig, milk Lucy the cow, ride Goldie the pony!

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  • Beauty on Rose

    Beauty on Rose, Essendon

    Located on Rose Street in the heart of Essendon, Beauty on Rose is a contemporary oasis offering a variety of inspiring treatment rooms designed to allow guests the luxury of privacy and space. Enjoy a casual and upbeat ambiance in the boudoir-inspired pedicure lounge, the perfect escape for personal timeout or to enjoy with friends. Beauty on Rose boasts a beautiful retail boutique that offers an extensive range of best in class skin care brands, unique gift ideas and divine aromatic candles. 

    Located on Rose Street in the heart of Essendon, Beauty on Rose is a contemporary oasis offering

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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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  • Doncaster Playhouse

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

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

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Pacific Epping

    Pacific Epping

    Pacific Epping has over 230 stores, with the choice of three quality supermarkets, a huge Big W, plus Best & Less, Target, Harris Scarfe, JB Hi-Fi, H&G Fresh Food precinct – all under the one roof, plus, Urban Diner restaurant and entertainment zone. Pacific Epping’s great range, lovely wide malls, bright and light surrounds and friendly atmosphere equals an enjoyable shopping experience you will want to repeat!

    Pacific Epping has over 230 stores, with the choice of three quality supermarkets, a huge Big W,

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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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  • St Rose Café

    St Rose Café, Essendon

    St Rose Cafe was founded in 2013 by husband and wife duo Domenic and Diana Caruso. The pair dreamt of bringing the cafe experience of the inner city to the suburbs, a little closer to home. A passion for good coffee and simple food, done extremely well were the antecedence to St Rose's humble beginnings.  The café is a cool, casual and organic new it- spot right in the heart of Moonee Valley.  

    St Rose Cafe was founded in 2013 by husband and wife duo Domenic and Diana Caruso.

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  • Shadowfax Winery

    This award winning winery’s cellar door is the place to go for exquisite wines, delicious wood-fired pizza and funky live entertainment. For that ‘something extra’, join the winery tour and experience the Underground Barrel Hall.

    This award winning winery’s cellar door is the place to go for exquisite wines, delicious wood-fi

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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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  • Footscray Markets

    Footscray Market, Corner Hopkins and Leeds Streets, Footscray;

    Little Saigon Market, Byron Street, Footscray

    There is no better place to shop for affordable fresh food than Footscray. You are spoilt for choice with two fabulous markets.

    The Footscray Market is a large bustling indoor market with a wide selection of fresh produce, seafood and general goods. You’ll also find an exotic range of produce including lotus flowers, pigs’ ears and cassava root. Open Tuesday – Saturday.

    The Little Saigon Market provides an energizing Asian market shopping experience. There’s a huge range of produce with some stalls offering tasting plates of freshly cut fruit. It is a great place for exotic items, fresh meat and fish along with a wide variety of cheap fruit and veg. It is very popular with the local Vietnamese community. Open seven days.

     

    Footscray Market, Corner Hopkins and Leeds Streets, Footscray;

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  • Toorak Village

    WIth over 270 shops and businesses, Toorak Village is famous for its fashion boutiques, sunny street cafes, fine dining, luxurious beauty parlours, glamorous hair salons and the best in professional business advice. If you are around in May, come and experience the annual Toorak Village Sculpture Exhibition where contemporary sculputres are placed in and around the Village.

    WIth over 270 shops and businesses, Toorak Village is famous for its fashion boutiques, sunny str

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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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  • Mountain Goat Beer

    Mountain Goat Beer began in the mid-nineties in the back yard of an ambitious home brewer. In 1997 the first official Mountain Goat beer hit the shelves. Now operating out of a converted warehouse in Richmond, Mountain Goat craft a handful of boutique beers as well as a few seasonal and one off brews. Mountain Goat Brewery is open to the public on Wednesdays and Fridays from 5.00pm, serving their unique beer and homemade pizzas. They run free brewery tours at 6.30pm every Wednesday.

    Mountain Goat Beer began in the mid-nineties in the back yard of an ambitious home brewer.

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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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  • 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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  • RAAF Museum Point Cook

    Australia’s fascinating aviation history is on display with memorabilia, permanent and evolving exhibitions and exhilarating flying displays all on offer. Free entry!

    Australia’s fascinating aviation history is on display with memorabilia, permanent and evolving e

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  • Coburg Drive-In

    Coburg Drive-In

    Opening in 1965, the Coburg Drive-In has a special place in the hearts of locals with patrons coming from all over Melbourne. For a night of good old fashioned movie fun, take your visiting family and friends along to Melbourne’s best kept secret - the Coburg Drive-In. Grab a bite to eat in the retro style diner before you settle in for a nostalgic evening of movie fun every night of the year!

    Opening in 1965, the Coburg Drive-In has a special place in the hearts of locals with patrons com

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  • Chapel Street Precinct

    Let the locals give you the low down so you don’t miss the diverse living neighbourhoods and activities just beyond the reach of South Yarra.

    Let the locals give you the low down so you don’t miss the diverse living neighbourhoods and acti

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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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  • 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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  • Philhellene

    Philhellene, Moonee Ponds

    Aiming to provide a rich experience around Greek food, culture, music and history, Philhellene is the closest you will come in Melbourne to eating in a traditional Greek home. The cuisine is provincial Greek with a strong Cretan influence. At Philhellene they present an authentic style of food and drink using high-quality produce and applying traditional methods derived from their own mothers’ cooking. This makes for a memorable and even emotional occasion! 

    Aiming to provide a rich experience around Greek food, culture, music and history, Philhellene is

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  • Dandenong Stadium

    Cheer on some of Australia’s top athletes as they battle it out on the basketball, volleyball and badminton courts at Dandenong Stadium. Each week around 17,000 sports lovers visit the centre to compete in amateur competitions or barrack for our nation’s elite athletes. Come and see some of the youngsters play, or check out the amazing stadium, or try a hand at one of the sports for yourself! 

    Cheer on some of Australia’s top athletes as they battle it out on the basketball, volleyball and

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  • Kingston Farmers’ Market

    The Kingston Farmers’ Market is run on the first Saturday of each month (except for January) from 8am-12:30pm at Sir William Fry Reserve, Nepean Highway, Highett. This market is run by the City of Kingston in conjunction with the Rotary Club of Chelsea. It started in 2004 and has a loyal following. An average of 1500 shoppers come along each month regardless of the weather. There are between 50 and 60 stallholders with a wide range of farm fresh produce including organic fruit and vegetables, artisan cheeses and olive oils, specialty breads, free range chicken and eggs, farmed barramundi, lamb, beef, veal and pork together with confectionery, baked goods, preserves and herb and vegetable seedlings. Rotary collects a $2 donation from shoppers and these funds are used to support local community groups.

    The Kingston Farmers’ Market is run on the first Saturday of each month (except for January) from

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  • The Whitehorse Centre

    The Whitehorse centre holds a diverse program to suit any taste, including plays, musicals, opera, ballet, shows for children, works by renowned Australian play writers as well new productions by up-coming writers. The centre holds a variety of function rooms that can be hired out by the public for a variety of occasions.

    The Whitehorse centre holds a diverse program to suit any taste, including plays, musicals, opera

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  • Glenferrie Road, Malvern

    Glenferrie Road Malvern is an historic and long loved local shopping strip.  Free parking is easy and unbelievably convenient. Our retailers are known for their unique customer service and inviting stores.  There is everything you need and more in Malvern so come shop with us and see what makes it unique – Make the Most of Malvern.

    Glenferrie Road Malvern is an historic and long loved local shopping strip.  Free parking is easy

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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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  • 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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  • Chilli Clothing, Essendon

    Chilli Clothing, Essendon

    Chilli Clothing is a women's fashion boutique dedicated to bringing our customers the best of Australian and international labels. They stock Manning Cartell, J Brand, Paige Denim, Viktoria and Woods, Senso Shoes, White Suede, Ginger & Smart, Hudson, Equipment, Citizens of Humanity, Joes, Living Doll, Von Treskow,  American Vintage, Hunkydory, T-Lux, Staple the Label, Hunt No More, Very Very, Liam and many more great Australian and international labels.

    Chilli Clothing is a women's fashion boutique dedicated to bringing our customers the best of Aus

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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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  • Incinerator Gallery

    Built in 1929, the Incinerator Gallery is a piece of art in itself, with its blend of architectural influences ranging from the charming Arts and Crafts movement to the dynamic modernism of Art Deco. It is listed with The National trust of Australia, Australian Heritage Commission and Heritage Victoria. The gallery houses the collection in two main gallery spaces and offers a year round exhibition program with free entry.

    Built in 1929, the Incinerator Gallery is a piece of art in itself, with its blend of architectur

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  • The Shed

    The Shed

    Australia's biggest indoor skate facility, The Shed in Cranbourne caters for all levels of rider and features a huge street course, vert ramp, bowl, resi and foam pit. The entire park is covered with a special ramp surface that delivers a smooth ride. The redeveloped park was designed in consultation with skaters, BMX riders and the community. There is something for everyone at The Shed, including daily sessions, beginner and intermediate workshops and development camps for all levels. The park has a viewing area, a retail store and a kiosk.

    Australia's biggest indoor skate facility, The Shed in Cranbourne caters for all levels of rider

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Manningham Gallery

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

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

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  • 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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  • 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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  • Box Hill Shopping and Dining

    This precinct is a popular spot for fine Asian cuisine and visitors can dine in a variety of Chinese, Malaysian, Vietnamese and Korean restaurants. The area also includes supermarkets, fresh food, clothing retailers, Asian grocers and Centro Box hill, a multi level shopping complex

    This precinct is a popular spot for fine Asian cuisine and visitors can dine in a variety of Chin

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Calder Park Motorsport Complex

    Calder Park Motorsport Complex is perfect for those who are into everything on two or four wheels, with off street drag racing, drifting, stunt riding and more. Check out the 'thunderdome' which is a purpose built 1.8km quad oval speedway, drivers race on this either clockwise for right-hand-side drivers (Australian) or counter-clockwise for left-hand-side drivers (American). 

    Calder Park Motorsport Complex is perfect for those who are into everything on two or four wheels

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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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  • Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park

    Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park

    Only 50 minutes from central Melbourne, Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park invites you to wander through 10 hectares of bushland, meeting endangered species, feeding kangaroos and wallabies, and enjoying encounters with colourful birds, reptiles, dingoes and many other animals. Twice daily, visitors can even cuddle a koala, phone for times.

    At night, Moonlit Sanctuary comes alive with world-famous lantern-lit tours. Night birds are active, tiny feathertail gliders and giant squirrel swoop around, and endangered quolls, pademelons and bettongs forage for food.

    Winner of the Victorian Tourism Awards for Ecotourism, and the Zoos Aquarium Association award for excellence in exhibit design.

    Only 50 minutes from central Melbourne, Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park invites you

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Carlton and United Brewery Tours

    Carlton and United Brewery in Abbotsford is one of the oldest working breweries in Australia. Producing over a dozen brands including Carlton Cold, VB and Foster’s Lager, the brewery is also the country’s largest. Tours of the Carlton Brewhouse showcase the brewery's 100 year history of beer making, presenting the art of brewing in an innovative and entertaining way. Tours run at 10.00am and 2.00pm Monday - Friday.

    Carlton and United Brewery in Abbotsford is one of the oldest working breweries in Australia.

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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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  • Sunshine art spaces

    Sunshine Art Spaces

    Sunshine Arts Spaces provides affordable spaces and training for artists to establish creative businesses, generate employment opportunities for artists and raise the profile of the arts. Sunshine Art Spaces is open at 2 City Place, Sunshine, and Sunshine Art Spaces Gallery is located at 11 Sun Crescent, Sunshine; part of the Sunshine Rising initiative supported by Brimbank City Council.

    Sunshine Arts Spaces provides affordable spaces and training for artists to establish creative bu

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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

  • Maritime Heritage/History

    The city’s strong maritime heritage is reinforced by many attractions including The Timeball Tower and Gem Pier, where the city ferries arrive and depart. Blunts Boatbuilders in adjacent Nelson Place is an icon in itself, having been in business for more than 150 years. The Williamstown Sailing Club, Royal Yacht Club of Victoria, Hobsons Bay Yacht Club and Royal Victorian Motor Yacht Club and Seaworks are all to be found along Nelson Place.

    The city’s strong maritime heritage is reinforced by many attractions including The Timeball Towe

  • Shopping in Nillumbik

    Shopping in Nillumbik

    Vibrant shopping areas can be found in Eltham, Diamond Creek and Hurstbridge and with so much choice you are bound to find exactly what you’re looking for! Or, take time out and enjoy time with friends and family in one of the many cafes and restaurants.

     

     

    Vibrant shopping areas can be found in Eltham, Diamond Creek and Hurstbridge and with so much choice you are bound to find exactly what you’re looking for!

  • Box Hill Town Hall and Whitehorse Art’s Space

    Located only 25 minutes from the City, the Box Hill Town Hall on Whitehorse Road is centrally located in Melbourne's eastern suburbs. Box Hill Town Hall is one of the most iconic buildings in the City of Whitehorse and is regarded as the municipality’s historic landmark building. Officially opened on 15 April 1935, the Town Hall undertook a major $6.5 million refurbishment to create this modern hub as the Whitehorse Art Space to house the City of Whitehorse Art Collection.

    Located only 25 minutes from the City, the Box Hill Town Hall on Whitehorse Road is centrally loc

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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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  • 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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  • Scienceworks

    Scienceworks

    With such a stunning range of themed exhibition and interactive scientific displays, Scienceworks is sure to enthral and entertain the kids for hours. Experience live demonstrations, informative tours and plenty of hands-on activities – all designed to unravel the mysteries of science. With enough happening to fill a full day, head down this weekend and enjoy! 

    With such a stunning range of themed exhibition and interactive scientific displays, Scienceworks

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Cultural Tours

    Cultural Tours

    Travel the world without leaving home through cultural tours exploring the vibrant food, shopping and colourful characters of Little India, the Afghan Bazaar and the Asian delights of Sensational Springvale. Our expert guides will lead you on an exotic journey to discover rich cultures and fabulous food as we explore our diverse community.

    Travel the world without leaving home through cultural tours exploring the vibrant food, shopping

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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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  • Sunbury Wine Region

    The Sunbury Wine Region is famous for its many wineries. The region has been producing wines since the 1860's and is well regarded for its award-winning Shiraz. Wineries include: Craiglee Vineyard, Goona Warra Vineyard, Longview Creek Vineyard, Yuroke Vineyard and Pitruzzello Estate - Olive Grove & Winery.

    The Sunbury Wine Region is famous for its many wineries.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Interfaith Tour

    Interfaith Tour

    Come along for a tour and visit a range of places of worship including a Hindu Temple, Sikh Gurdwara, Islamic Mosque, Buddhist Temple, Christian Church and Indigenous sacred sites. For more than 20 years the Interfaith Network of the City of Greater Dandenong has been helping build understanding, respect and tolerance among our community through these informative and entertaining tours.

    Come along for a tour and visit a range of places of worship including a Hindu Temple, Sikh Gurdw

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  • Brother Hen, Moonee Ponds

    Brother Hen, Moonee Ponds

    Brother Hen's Mediterranean menu, child-friendly courtyard and many special touches have quickly made this café a favourite amongst the locals.

    The owners are passionate about organic, sustainable produce and even have their own veggie patch out the back. Homegrown tomatoes, herbs and greens are sure to make their way from the garden to your plate. Open from 7am to 3pm, drop in for a coffee, breakfast or lunch.

    Brother Hen's Mediterranean menu, child-friendly courtyard and many special tou

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  • Paintball Sunbury (Indoor & Outdoor)

    Paintball Sunbury offers four action-packed fields with the state of the art guns and paintballs all ready for action. Catering for birthdays, bucks/hens parties, Christmas parties, corporate groups, sports clubs, families and friends - it’s sure to meet all your paintball needs.

    Paintball Sunbury offers four action-packed fields with the state of the art guns and paintballs

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  • Moonee Valley Racing Club

    Moonee Valley Racing Club

    Moonee Valley Racing Club is considered to be Melbourne’s most appealing spectator racecourse, established in 1883, the course offers an exciting, up-close and personal experience for race goers. The first Cox Plate was run here in 1922 for a purse of 1000 pounds and has become a prestigious race leading up to the Melbourne Cup. Racegoers can also experience the thrill of night racing under lights throughout the spring and summer months.

    Moonee Valley Racing Club is considered to be Melbourne’s most appealing spectator racecourse, es

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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.

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Diverse Cuisine

    Diverse Cuisine

    Excite your tastebuds with a huge range of colourful cuisines from our multicultural community. Greater Dandenong is home to people from more than 150 different nationalities, who bring with them diverse cultures, gorgeous clothes and of course, delicious food. We have the world on a plate with everything from Turkish gozlemes, Asian delights, Punjab sweets and Uyghur noodles to tempt your tastebuds.

    Excite your tastebuds with a huge range of colourful cuisines from our multicultural community.

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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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  • Shopping Villages

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

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

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Sandown Raceway

    Sandown Raceway

    Feel the rush of speed at Sandown Raceway with car and horseracing throughout the year including the crowd-favourite V8 supercars. Sandown hosts five major motorsport weekends annually including the V8 Supercars ‘Heritage Round’ and the Sandown 500. Sandown also hosts many horseracing meets throughout the year, including the annual Greater Dandenong Race Day.

    Feel the rush of speed at Sandown Raceway with car and horseracing throughout the year including

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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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  • Walking and Cycling trails

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

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

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  • 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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  • All things Art

    Whittlesea is home to a vibrant and diverse arts community, which is evident in the many events, exhibitions and installations which feature across the municipality. From the Plenty Ranges Arts and Convention Centre to the many local restaurants and recreation facilities that actively promote the arts, the City of Whittlesea nurtures and promotes arts and culture throughout the local community. 

    Whittlesea is home to a vibrant and diverse arts community, which is evident in the many events,

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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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  • Growling Frog Golf Course

    Growling Frog Golf Course

    Previously featured on Coxy’s Big Break, the Growling Frog Golf Course was named after the Growling Grass Frog, which is native to the area. The 18-hole course was designed by Graham Marsh and has been recognised as one of Australia’s best public golf courses. The course is open every day and an on-site restaurant allows visitors to take in the magnificent view of the course, as well as the Great Dividing Range.

    Previously featured on Coxy’s Big Break, the Growling Frog Golf Course was named after the Growling Grass Frog, which is native to the area.

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  • Buying Direct From Local Producers

    Buy Direct From Local Producers

    The City of Whittlesea is home to some incredible local producers, offering a range of seasonal and locally made baked goods, fruit, cheese and wine. Fresh and high quality produce can be purchased directly on-site at Donnybrook Farmhouse Cheese, Mernda Bakery Café, Merri Merri Olive Estate and Just Picked Berries & Fruit.

    The City of Whittlesea is home to some incredible local producers, offering a range of seasonal and locally made baked goods, fruit, cheese and wine.

  • 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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  • Whittlesea Courthouse and Visitor Centre

    Located in the historic township of Whittlesea, the restored Whittlesea Courthouse now serves as the Visitor Information Centre for the City of Whittlesea. The Courthouse itself is set amongst scenic gardens and is often used as a venue by local artists exhibiting their work. Built in 1864, this year marks the 150th anniversary of the Whittlesea Courthouse.

    Located in the historic township of Whittlesea, the restored Whittlesea Courthouse now serves as

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  • Monteleone Restaurant

    Monteleone Restaurant

    Monteleone Restaurant is operated by the Monteleone family, who for 5 generations have been making Artisan gourmet cheese. Located at Donnybrook, the restaurant was founded from a simple philosophy that cheese enhances every delicious meal. Experience the rustic charm and surrounding countryside while watching the dairy cows graze.

    Monteleone Restaurant is operated by the Monteleone family, who for 5 generations have been makin

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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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  • Casey Fields

    Set on a 76-hectare site in Cranbourne East, Casey Fields is the premier outdoor sports facility in Melbourne's south east and features a broad range of active and passive recreation opportunities for the entire region including, football, cricket, fishing, athletics, netball, rugby, tennis and cycling. There is plenty to see and do at Casey Fields, from playgroundclimbing the rope bridge in the play space to having a picnic or barbecue.

    Set on a 76-hectare site in Cranbourne East, Casey Fields is the premier outdoor sports facility

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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.

    Do you want fresh, affordable produce and gourmet delights?

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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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  • 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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  • Sailing

    From the nineteenth century, Bayside has offered top-class sailing in one of the world’s safest and most picturesque bays. Officials involved in the 1999 World Sailing Championships – held for the first time in Port Phillip Bay – declared it was one of the best ‘yachting venues’ in the world.  No matter what your age or status, sailing the Bayside foreshore offers untold pleasures – the joy of the sport itself, spectacular views, exercise, outstanding companionship and the challenge of competition (if sought).

    From the nineteenth century, Bayside has offered top-class sailing in one of the world’s safest a

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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