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Lalor

In 1946 a group of returned diggers who'd obviously served under both the Australian and Eureka flags in World War II banded together to form a self-help group they named after the leader of the Eureka Stockade rebellion, Peter Lalor.

The objective of the Peter Lalor home-building Cooperative Society was to provide cheap homes for ex-servicemen at a time when high demand was being stymied by a shortage of materials.

Town planner Saxel Tuxen was engaged and the garden suburb of Lalor was born 17km north of the Melbourne CBD. The World War II connection was underpinned by a decision to name most of the streets after Victoria Cross winners.

The suburb has outgrown its co-operative beginnings and is supported by a full range of community facilities including several schools and a shopping centre.

Today Lalor is part of the northern Melbourne municipality of Whittlesea which is set in the rolling hills of the Plenty Valley and the foothills of the Dandenong Ranges where you can relax in tranquil Yan Yean Reservoir Park or take a horse ride through the network of rural trails.

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Lalor: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Bundoora Homestead Art Centre


Built in 1899, Bundoora Homestead is a magnificent Queen Anne style Federation mansion operating as a historic house, art gallery and cafe, registered by Heritage Victoria and certified by the National Trust.

Bundoora Homestead Art Centre is the public art gallery for the City of Darebin hosting contemporary visual arts and craft exhibitions, a public education program including artist talks, workshops and events, A selected range of Bundoora Homestead and exhibition merchandise is also available for sale.

Bundoora Homestead's caf? offers a seasonal menu of fresh market and quality commercial produce. Set amidst heritage gardens and located in the elegant drawing room, it is the perfect location for dining in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

Bundoora Homestead Art Centre maintains excellent disability access including a lift, on-site car parking and is situated close to public transport.

Bundoora Homestead Art Centre car park entrance via Prospect Hill Drive, Bundoora.




7-27 Snake Gully Drive
Bundoora, VIC, 3083

Located 5.3K from Lalor

Bundoora Park


Bundoora Park provides customers with information on the region and significant venues within Victoria, as well as a wealth of experiences and activities for all the family.

Escape for an hour or a day and enjoy a wide range of activities in Cooper's Settlement. The farm animals are always keen for visitors.

Play a round of golf at one of the best and most picturesque public golf courses in Melbourne. Relax in the many beautiful picnic or playground areas. Take in the spectacular view of the Melbourne skyline from Mount Cooper.

The cafe features both an indoor and outdoor seating arrangement and on those cold winter days customers can sit down in front of the fireplace and enjoy the warmth of a cosy fire. The cafe provides picturesque views of the Cooper's Settlement Wildlife Reserve. Customers with a keen eye may be able to spot kangaroos and emus.




1069 Plenty Road
Bundoora, VIC, 3083

Located 5.9K from Lalor

Nioka Bush Camp


Nioka Bush Camp is a quiet retreat away from the stresses of city life. Stay overnight in the great outdoors, camping or in bunkhouse accommodation.

Explore the sights and sounds of of the bush on a pleasant bushwalk. The wildlife is varied and you might catch a glimpse of an Eastern Grey Kangaroo or a Sugar Glider.

Facilities provided include toilets, hot showers, non-powered campsites, bunkhouse accommodation, water, campfire ring (byo firewood), barbecues, hall with wood heater and kitchen.

Access the camp off Gordons Road via Plenty Road in South Morang.

Camping at Nioka Bush camp is by prior booking only. You can book online or call.

Before you go
Conditions can change in parks for many reasons. For the latest information on changes to local conditions, please visit the relevant park page on the Parks Victoria website.

Be bushfire ready in the great outdoors. Refer to the Bushfire Safety section on the Parks Victoria website for tips on how to stay safe.





Gordons Rd
South morang, VIC, 3752

Located 6.6K from Lalor

Hawkstowe Picnic Area


Take a look back in time at the historic Hawkstowe Picnic Area. You'll be impressed by the brick and bluestone Le Page homestead, barn and stables.

Take a walk around the picturesque lakes. Sit on the jetty and discover the abundant wildlife. Maybe the friendly kangaroos will come and visit you.

The picnic area has toilets, electric barbecues and picnic shelters.

Things to see and do
- Take a look back in time at the historic Hawkstowe farm complex, which sits elegantly on the hill with views of the entire Park. This area consists of the brick and bluestone Le Page homestead, barn and stables
- Extensive restoration works have been undertaken on the homestead building in recent times, returning it to its 1860's period. Surrounding the homestead is a cottage garden with mature exotic trees. The garden is maintained by volunteer members from the Mill Park Garden Club
- The Le Page Homestead is the home base for Plenty Valley Arts Inc, who offer arts based activities and events to the broader community. The homestead gallery is open to the public for inspection and sales by appointment
- On the first and third Sunday of each month a local woodcarver shows his artwork and sells his products
- The playground is the perfect place for the children to play safely
- Take a walk around the picturesque lakes. Sit on the jetty and discover the abundant wildlife
Before you go
Conditions can change in parks for many reasons. For the latest information on changes to local conditions, please visit the relevant park page on the Parks Victoria website.

Be bushfire ready in the great outdoors. Refer to the Bushfire Safety section on the Parks Victoria website for tips on how to stay safe.





Gordons Rd
South morang, VIC, 3752

Located 6.8K from Lalor

Plenty Gorge Park


Plenty Gorge Park offers a wide range of natural and cultural experiences only 20km from Melbourne CBD.

With views of the Plenty River and a backdrop of the wooded Plenty Gorge, this is a perfect spot for a quiet picnic or barbecue. Visitors to Yarrambat can enjoy views of the Kinglake Ranges and the Plenty River valley.

Nioka Bush Camp is a great place for group camping, with bunkhouse accommodation available.

Before you go
Conditions can change in parks for many reasons. For the latest information on changes to local conditions, please visit the relevant park page on the Parks Victoria website.

Be bushfire ready in the great outdoors. Refer to the Bushfire Safety section on the Parks Victoria website for tips on how to stay safe.





Gorge Rd
South morang, VIC, 3752

Located 7.2K from Lalor

Islamic Museum of Australia


The Islamic Museum of Australia shares the rich artistic heritage and historical contributions of Muslims in Australia and abroad through the display of various artworks and historical artefacts. The museum is located just 10 kilometres outside Melbourne's city centre in the inner northern suburb of Thornbury.

This stunning contemporary building backs onto the famous, leafy Merri Creek Trail. The onsite cafe, Modern Middle Eastern, serves delicious breakfasts and lunches and is run by Masterchef finalist, Samira El Khafir.

The museum holds regular events, screenings, lectures, exhibition openings, workshops and the monthly unique Artist Salon. Visit the IMA website or join the mailing list for the latest museum news and events. The museum features five permanent galleries and a visiting exhibition space.

The Islamic Museum of Australia collects, preserves and showcases original art pieces which reflect the museums vision in sharing the Australian Muslim experience. These include unique objects, information and other crafts sourced from Australia and around the Muslim world, as well as an exciting collection of contemporary art by Australian Muslim artists.




15A Anderson Rd
Thornbury, VIC, 3071

Located 10.4K from Lalor

Yarrambat Park


Yarrambat Picnic provides the perfect spot for a family day out. Facilities include electric barbecues, picnic tables and a picnic shelter. Toilet facilities are also provided and have access for people with limited mobility.

The area of park around the picnic area provides wide open spaces for playing cricket, kicking a football, flying a kite or walking the dog. Spectacular views of Kinglake National Park and Mt Disappointment are also on offer.

Before you go
Conditions can change in parks for many reasons. For the latest information on changes to local conditions, please visit the relevant park page on the Parks Victoria website.

Be bushfire ready in the great outdoors. Refer to the Bushfire Safety section on the Parks Victoria website for tips on how to stay safe.





Yan Yean Rd
Yarrambat, VIC, 3091

Located 10.8K from Lalor

CERES Community Environment Park


CERES Community Environment Park, situated on the banks of Merri Creek in East Brunswick, is one of Australia's most visited environmental education centres. CERES creates change towards sustainability through a diverse range of community-based projects, activities and programs both locally and overseas.

What was once a wasteland and rubbish tip, is now an urban oasis that has evolved over 30 years; educating, celebrating and evolving as a community place of ecological sustainability, cultural diversity and social change. With an extensive education program at CERES - over 57,000 half day visits in 2011, in schools CERES facilitates AuSSi - Australian Sustainable Schools Initiative to over 270 schools in Victoria, as well as certificate and vocational training for students in specialist and community schools.

CERES is home to a rich and diverse range of groups, activities and recreational opportunities which are fun, educational and inspirational.

CERES is situated in a native bush setting, with an organic farm, permaculture gardens, trails to follow and opportunities to learn more about global warming, water and energy conservation, waste minimisation, the ways of the Wurundjeri, and the future of our society. A renewable Energy Park and Eco-house are yours to explore, as well as cultural villages and spaces. CERES also houses several site groups which you can join or participate in, such as the chook group or the bike group. These all make up the rich kaleidoscope of community groups and opportunities to participate in.

You can relax and enjoy the finest seasonal fare at the Cafe, seek a variety of plants and expert advice from the gardening gurus in the Nursery and do your weekly shopping at the CERES Market and Shop, a hub of lively local food action. CERES also offers venue hire and host an array of events and workshops.




Corner of Roberts and Stewart Street
Brunswick East, VIC, 3057

Located 11.5K from Lalor

Lalor: Events

Round She Goes Fashion Market


Round She Goes Fashion Market is taking over the Coburg Town Hall with 60 hand-picked stallholders who will be selling women's pre loved designer fashion, quality vintage and retro fashion, handmade jewellery and accessories from some of Melbourne's most talented accessory makers.

If you love fashion and a bargain, you cannot afford to miss this event. Round up your lady pals, and do not miss this affordable and very fun girls day out.

Round She Goes is completely indoors and have a pop up cafe with an expert barista.

The market runs from 10:00am until 3:00pm.


Event Dates
2016
      5th Jun


90 Bell Street
Coburg, VIC, 3058

Located 9.4K from Lalor

Coburg Farmers' Market


Your local accredited farmers' market in Coburg. Proudly presented by Melbourne Farmers Markets, Coburg Farmers Markets brings you the very best local, seasonal produce at the best prices.

Held every second and fourth Saturday in the grounds of the Coburg North Primary School, there is always a great supply of fresh vegetables, seasonal fruits, nuts, oils, meats, eggs, bread, cheeses, chickens,pies, sweets, wine and more from over 30 stallholders. Picked, baked and made fresh for the markets, you won't taste better produce!

The market stalls merge around a big central playground which is great for kids and there is an undercover area for shaded outdoor seating. As well as fresh goods from farmers and growers who come from all regions across Victoria to attend, Coburg Farmers Market features live music entertainment and various popular breakfast stalls.

With no wholesalers and no middle-men, accredited Farmers' markets guarantee that you are buying direct from our hardworking Victorian producers, so they earn the full dollar. Shop local and join the local food revolution.

Entry to the market is by gold coin donation which supports Coburg North Primary School's programs.

The market is plastic-bag free so bring your own bag. It is easily accessible by public transport and bicycle, plus parking is readily available.

Melbourne Farmers Markets is dedicated to Victorian food and producers, regional food cultures, seasonal produce, biodiversity, sustainable farming practices and the strengthening of relationships between the consumer and the producer. Visit their website to find your nearest market.


Event Dates
2016
      9th Jan
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180 O'Hea Street
Coburg, VIC, 3058

Located 9.7K from Lalor

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