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Woodlands Historic Park


Woodlands Historic Park provides a fascinating glimpse of the landscapes and wildlife seen by European settlers in the 1840s. The park has a 150-year old homestead, Indigenous canoe trees, native woodland and grassland. The fenced 'Back Paddock' is a great spot to see kangaroos, birds and other wildlife.

Things to see and do
- Visit Woodlands Homestead. Hosts will provide interesting accounts of its many owners over the years.
- Enjoy a picnic among the magnificent River Red Gum trees at the Somerton Road picnic area
- Explore the 1.5 km Moonee Ponds Creek Nature Walk
- Wander through the fenced 'Back Paddock' and see kangaroos, birds and other wildlife
- Walk up Gellibrand Hill. Explore the granite boulders and enjoy panoramic views
- Find out more about guided walks, spotlight strolls and more
- Sign up with the Friends of Woodlands Historic Park Inc. and assist on a variety of projects
- Jog or ride a bike or horse along the tracks
- View kangaroos in their natural surroundings

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.





Somerton Rd
Greenvale, VIC, 3059

Located 4.1K from Melbourne Airport

Living Legends: The International Home of Rest for Champion Horses


Living Legends is where you can meet and mingle with retired champion racehorses such as Apache Cat, Better Loosen Up, Silent Witness and Melbourne Cup winners Might and Power, Brew, Doriemus and Rogan Josh.

Located six minutes door to door from Melbourne Airport with free parking, public tours of horses available at 11am and 2pm daily.

Enjoy Devonshire Tea or coffee in the Woodlands Historic Homestead, smell the roses in the heritage gardens; walk, run, climb or ride your bikes in the surrounding 1,500 acres of bush-land complete with kangaroos and abundant native bird life. Bring a picnic basket, plan a day trip- it's a place where people of all ages can relax and enjoy our legends in beautiful parklands.

Local pick up, tour booking and fully catered formal and informal function packages available year round.

Living Legends is an excellent destination for day trips or corporate functions with a difference, offering a range of different venue options, both formal and informal.

Activities: Woodlands Historic Park is over 700 hectares in total, with over 400 hectares of natural bushland. You will see mobs of kangaroos and other native animals as you walk, jog, or ride a bike or horse. Stop and enjoy a picnic amongst the magnificent River Red Gums, or in the homestead gardens.

Gardens: The Homestead is surrounded by magnificent gardens, with the magnolias being the oldest recorded European garden plants in Victoria.

Tours and Excursions: Living Legends is an ideal destinations for all ages- schools, service clubs, and community groups. For more details visit the website.





Oaklands Road
Greenvale, VIC, 3059

Located 4.5K from Melbourne Airport

Maribyrnong Valley Parklands


ust a short drive from the heart of the city is the Maribyrnong Valley Parklands featuring Brimbank Park and Horseshoe Bend Farm. The parklands offer ideal settings for picnics, walks along the extensive network of trails, fishing, canoeing and bird watching, all set within peaceful parklands surrounded by prolific birdlife.

NOTE: Horseshoe Bend Farm is not open to visitors.

Horseshoe Bend Farm is a popular destination for visitors of all ages. During the week it is regularly occupied by young families, play groups, primary schools and older recreation groups.

Things to see and do
- See a range of farm animals including pigs, dairy cows, sheep, goats, Clydesdales, donkeys, peacocks, ducks and other bird life
- Come to the Horseshoe Bend Farm Open Day held on third Sunday of each month. Activities include pony rides and craft stalls
- Try the two kilometre Wetland Circuit walking track which runs along the edge of the Maribyrnong River
- The farm can be booked for weddings, parties, conferences and other special occasions. Self guided farm tours, pony rides and children's parties are also 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.





Horseshoe Bend Rd
Keilor, VIC, 3036

Located 5.7K from Melbourne Airport

Greenvale Reservoir Park


The grassy slopes of the park are popular with large groups for picnics and games. Trails wind through the park, offering glimpses of native birdlife and views of the water.

Things to see and do
- The park offers over 53ha for visitors to take in, explore and enjoy. Features include walking paths, large open spaces, picnic facilities and free gas barbecues
- Visitors can take a leisurely stroll through the 'Ironbark Trail' or have a picnic or barbecue
- Greenvale Reservoir Park offers many open spaces where you can enjoy the great outdoors, fly a kite or breathe in fresh air while going for a jog
- You can enjoy the peaceful surrounds and the tranquil views of the reservoir or simply relax under a tree and enjoy a sunny afternoon. The sound of birds and the breeze through the trees provides a relaxing change to the hustle and bustle of everyday city life
- One of the features of the park is 'Brodies Lakes'. This series of three ponds is ideal for observing birdlife and incorporating other wetland activities

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.





Somerton Rd
Greenvale, VIC, 3059

Located 5.7K from Melbourne Airport

Brimbank Park


Just a short drive from the heart of the city is the Maribyrnong Valley Parklands featuring Brimbank Park and Horseshoe Bend Farm. The parklands offer ideal settings for picnics, walks along the extensive network of trails, fishing, canoeing and bird watching, all set within peaceful parklands surrounded by prolific birdlife.

Things to see and do
- Watch for the many water birds and enjoy the scenic walking tracks or stop in at the cafe
- Enjoy meeting the animals at Horseshoe Bend Farm
- Walk along the Australian Plant Trail and experience the colour and beauty of plants suitable for growing in the Keilor area
- Cycle along the wide paths. The main trail follows the river and forms a circuit of 4.3 kilometres. It links to the Maribyrnong River Trail, making it possible to walk or cycle from Keilor along the river as far as Footscray

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.




Keilor Park Drv
Keilor East, VIC, 3033

Located 6.5K from Melbourne Airport

Animal Land Children's Farm


Animal Land Children's Farm - the ultimate family experience.

Looking for the perfect day out for the whole family, then do not miss your chance to visit the acclaimed Animal Land Children's Farm.

Parents and children of all ages are guaranteed a fantastic day out with the chance to have an authentic farm experience, packed with fun, animals and traditional country style hospitality.

What makes Animal Land so popular with families is that unlike other animal attractions you do not simply get to observe the animals, you get to actively hold, pat, feed, ride, milk and truly experience what farm life is like.

From the moment you arrive the country life experience begins as you get to meet, greet and interact with all your favourite farmyard animals including cows, sheep, goats, pigs, ducks, chooks, ponies, alpacas, donkeys, deer, turkeys, peacocks, cockatoos, rabbits, guinea pigs and more.

You will enjoy none stop entertainment as you participate in all the farms fun filled activities including milking a cow in the dairy, having a hand led pony ride, taking a tractor ride, feeding the animals and nursing the baby animals too.

Collect the eggs from the chooks, feed the ducks on the dam, go ponding, plant a tree and have a go at growing some seedlings. Even try your luck at farm sports such as poopa scooping.

Established in 1985, Animal Land Children's Farm provides an unrivalled opportunity to experience real farm life.

Located just 30 minutes from the Melbourne CBD, this unrivalled day of family fun is in easy reach.

Animal Land is famous for the sensory experience it offers visitors of all ages and a unique opportunity to get up close and personal with some really cute farm animals.





200 Duncans Lane,
Gate 2
Diggers Rest, VIC, 3427

Located 9.4K from Melbourne Airport

Incinerator Gallery


The Incinerator Gallery is the City of Moonee Valley's centre for visual arts offering a curated program of contemporary art in a Walter Burley Griffin designed incinerator - the only remaining one in Victoria!

The gallery has two main gallery spaces, offering a curated exhibition program exhibiting work from established and emerging artists, as well as providing a community access space which emerging artists, curators and community groups can apply for.





180 Holmes Road
Moonee Ponds, VIC, 3039

Located 11.5K from Melbourne Airport

Moorabool Valley Chocolate


Moorabool Valley Chocolate is a small family-owned business. The chocolates are carefully hand-made in the new chocolate kitchen attached to a 90-year-old farmhouse on the outskirts of Geelong. Moorabool Valley Chocolate use fresh ingredients and natural flavourings, locally sourced whenever possible. They are always experimenting with new flavours and combinations to add to the product range, which means that the range is constantly changing.

Moorabool Valley Chocolate make truffles, pralines, fruit and nut clusters, chocolate bars and novelty items. They respond to consumers' needs and will do the best to create the chocolate you want.

Most of the chocolates have no preservatives, so it is recommended that you store them in a cool place and consume them as soon as possible.

The owner and chocolatier, Lynne Meek, was awarded second prize, Hand-Made Chocolates, Royal Melbourne Show 2006.




320 Ballarat Road
Batesford, VIC, 3221

Located 11.5K from Melbourne Airport

Melbourne Airport: Events

Faulty Towers The Dining Experience at CountryPlace Hotel


Fabulous weekend Get-Away. Dinner, Show, Bed and Breakfast. The fun starts as the audience waits to be seated and then hurtles along for two hours of fully immersive, highly improvised comedy theatre. Basil, Sybil and Manuel serve up some madcap mayhem and a three-course meal with the audience playing the part of their restaurant diners.

Chaos in the dining room. Enter the world of the snobbish, manic Basil, his domineering wife Sybil and their hopelessly language-challenged waiter, Manuel.

Be one of the steady stream of bemused guests trying to make Manuel understand what it is you want. Ask for an ice bucket and you may just be presented with a nice bucket. A simple procedure like opening a bottle of wine can become a huge drama, and maybe during all this you might get some service, Faulty style of course.


Event Dates
2016
      21st May
      25th Jun


180 Olinda Creek Road
Kalorama, VIC, 3766

Located 3.0K from Melbourne Airport

Heritage Festival: The Essendon Incinerator and the Maribyrnong River


The site of the Incinerator Gallery is closely associated with the Maribyrnong River and its ever-changing communities. Learn about the social history of this important site, and discover the natural beauty of this stretch of the river.

There will be a short lecture at the Walter Burley Griffin designed Incinerator Gallery, followed by a cruise along the river from the Boathouse Caf? to the site of the old Riverview Tea Gardens at Canning Street Reserve on-board the ever-popular Blackbird with Peter Summerville.

Bookings required.

The National Trust Heritage Festival runs each year in April and May and is a celebration of our shared heritage. Any organisation with an interest in history and heritage can participate. There are hundreds of events happening across the state with the theme of Discovery and Rediscoveries in 2016. To find out more head to the website.


Event Dates
2016
      17th May
      17th May


180 Holmes Road,
6,
Parliament
Aberfeldie, VIC, 3040

Located 11.3K from Melbourne Airport

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