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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 3.4K from Niddrie

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 3.4K from Niddrie

Maribyrnong River


The Maribyrnong River, which begins on the slopes of Mount Macedon and flows to Port Phillip, has played a major role in the occupation and development of western Victoria. Aboriginal tribes have frequented its banks for at least 40,000 years. The river has been part of the rapid developments that have occurred in the last 50 years. The river was known as Saltwater River before its present name came into common usage.

- These waters provide good canoeing and three ponding points have been designed to enable children and adults to discover the delights of catching fish with a hand net
- The park has barbecues, picnic tables and shelters, and a shared cycle/walking path starts in the park and continues on to Footscray
- Parklands on either side of the river include Maribyrnong Park and Fairbairn Park where there are boat landings and picnic facilities
- Just downstream from Dynon Road Bridge it is possible to board a pleasure boat for a leisurely trip up the river. From here on the river passes through the industrial area of Footscray with its historic jetties and bridges before it joins the Yarra at Fishermans Bend
- Fishing is popular from jetties and fishing platforms alongside parks and reserves on either side of the river.
- Bicycle tracks follow its banks, crossing the river via pedestrian bridges at several points. Many people use these trails to get to Brimbank Park or Pipemakers Park

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.




Van Ness Ave
Maribyrnong, VIC, 3032

Located 4.2K from Niddrie

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 4.6K from Niddrie

Pipemakers Park


Pipemakers Park is a historic pipemaking industrial site, which has been transformed into a park and wetlands. Historic bluestone factories have been recycled for community use. A wharf has been built, wetlands created, barbecues and picnic tables installed and an important link formed in the Maribyrnong River trail. The multi-use trail leads 15km upstream to Brimbank Park, East Keilor, and four kilometres downstream to the Stock Bridge at Kensington.

Things to see and do:
- Approached from a steep hill, the park has distant river views towards Flemington Racecourse and the city
- Innovative landscaping retains the theme of the previous industrial history of the site
- The main feature is the Living Museum of the West housed in a revamped factory, which provides information for self-guided tours and hosts a number of exhibitions, activities and special presentations on the cultural history of western Melbourne and the Maribyrnong River
- Try fishing from the wharf
- Go for a boat ride on the Maribyrnong River
- Sit and relax in the pioneer womens shelter
- Watch the bird life and look for tadpoles or listen to frogs amongst the reeds in the wetlands
- Follow the path past the factory shed
- See historic bluestone buildings
- Take in Aboriginal history
- Sealed and unsealed walking tracks through the park link with the Maribyrnong River trail

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.





Gordon St
Maribyrnong, VIC, 3032

Located 5.1K from Niddrie

Niddrie: Events

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 3.2K from Niddrie

Communities in Control


Communities in Control is Australia's most inspiring annual gathering of community sector workers, volunteers and supporters, each year bringing together a stellar list of speakers and more than 1000 delegates to listen, debate, network, exchange tips and strategies, and - perhaps most importantly - recharge.

It's never too soon to work on your legacy. Come to Communities in Control 2016 and join in the search for alternatives.

At Communities in Control 2016, we'll be lifting our gaze from our smartphones and looking each other in the eye. We'll be putting names and faces to the numbers. Because that's what we do best. And that's what needs to be done.

The 2016 conference theme is It's the Community, Stupid - Putting people and the planet back in the picture.


Event Dates
2016
      30th May
      31st May


1 McPherson Street
Moonee Ponds, VIC, 3039

Located 4.7K from Niddrie

Equitana Melbourne 2016


Equitana in Australia is the most anticipated annual equine event of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere attracting over 50,000 visitors per event.

Equitana is four days of everything equine featuring horses, Olympic gold medallists, world renowned educators, Aussie cowboys, an elite equine competition program and over 300 exhibitors making up the largest equine shopping spree in Australia. There will be 200 educational presentations by Australian and international experts, 15 different horse competitions offering one of the largest prize pools in Australia, Breeders Village and Displays and Specialist clinics presented by renown international trainers.

Please see website for more details.


Event Dates
2016
      17th Nov
      18th Nov
      19th Nov
      20th Nov


Epsom Road
Ascot Vale, VIC, 3032

Located 4.9K from Niddrie

2016 WorldSkills Australia National Competition, Melbourne


Have you ever wondered what it takes to build a beautiful bathroom, how a garment is created for the runway or how industrial robots are built to assist with day-to-day jobs? You can find out at the 2016 WorldSkills Australia National Competition, Melbourne - the largest trades and skills showcase in the country.

Held from Thursday, 6 to Saturday, 8 October 2016, the National Competition will provide visitors with a unique inside look into trade and skill-based professions. Close to 500 young apprentices, trainees and students from all corners of Australia will converge on Melbourne Showgrounds to compete for the coveted title of 'National Champion' in over 50 skill categories including Vehicle Painting, Bricklaying, Hairdressing, Programming, Cookery, Welding and many more.

Competing in the National Competition is part of the ultimate journey to greatness for these young competitors. Their journey began at the WorldSkills Australia Regional Competitions held in 31 regions across the country. Their impressive performance at the regional level secured their place at the National Competition, where the pressure will be on as they undertake three days of intensive competition against the nation's best in their field.

In addition to the spectacle of competition, people of all ages will also have a chance to try their hand at a range of trade and skill-based professions at a host of fun, interactive Try'aSkill activities.

Free tickets are available by visiting the website. School group bookings are available. Tickets must be presented upon entry.



Event Dates
2016
      6th Oct
      7th Oct
      8th Oct


Epsom Road
Ascot Vale, VIC, 3032

Located 5.3K from Niddrie

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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      26th Mar
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      23rd Apr
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      10th Sep
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      8th Oct
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180 O'Hea Street
Coburg, VIC, 3058

Located 5.5K from Niddrie

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