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Hensley Park: Where To Go / Sightseeing

The Hamilton Bandicoot Wildlife Walk


The Hamilton Institute of Rural Learning is the gateway to Hamilton Parklands Bandicoot Enclosure. The Hamilton Parklands Bandicoot Enclosure was set up the ensure the survival of the endangered species, The Eastern Barred Bandicoot.

These Bandicoots are being bred in their natural habitat at Hamilton and then being sent to other areas in Victoria where they can be safety bred to increase the size of the population to ensure their survival.

The Parklands at Hamilton, is not only a secure breeding ground for the a Eastern Barred Bandicoot, but contains a beautiful wildlife walk around the old Hamilton reservoir. This walk has signs that have beautiful paintings of all the fauna and flora in the parkland.

The walk around the reservoir in this beautiful natural bush land takes only a little over half an hour. You will see native birds and wildlife, as well as all the native plants representative of our western district bush lands and grassy plains.




333 North Boundary Road
Hamilton, VIC, 3300

Located 14.0K from Hensley Park

HIRL Hamilton Institute of Rural Learning


Hamilton Institute of Rural Learning (HIRL) is a mud brick function centre, consisting of main function hall, meeting rooms with attached kitchens, as well as having art studios with an art room and separate ceramics studio.

HIRL is the gateway to the eastern barred bandicoot and native grasslands/bush enclosure.

Stroll through the beautiful grounds, past the children's native play garden, look at the red gum bandicoot carvings and stroll past the indigenous food garden on your way through they beautiful native bush land to the the bandicoot enclosure. Stroll around the reservoir, taking in the 12 informative signs displaying magnificent paintings of local native fauna and flora.

Bring a picnic and stop over at the bandicoot site, situated in the magnificent gardens.

A beautiful place for a wedding, the main hall with inlaid bandicoots and rustic features is ideal, and the paved courtyard and gardens lends themselves for a perfect wedding venue.

HIRL is the home of Hamilton's monthly farmers' and craft market on the last Saturday of each month. Please visit the website for more information.

HIRL also has a Creative Arts Cente where people meet every Wednesday evening to enjoy the social atmosphere and do their own art




333 North Boundary Road
Hamilton, VIC, 3300

Located 14.0K from Hensley Park

Hensley Park: Events

Party With The Ponies at Hamilton Racing Club


Party With The Ponies at Hamilton Racing Club. It is more than just a race day with a variety of activities that will engage, involve and entertain race goers prior to and between the races.

Party with the Ponies is an annual race day event that has been running since 2005 and celebrates 'International Day of People with Disability'. All of the community is invited to attend to celebrate the day at the races.


Event Dates
2017
      27th Nov
      27th Nov




Located 13.5K from Hensley Park

Friday Racing At Hamilton Racing Club


Come long for a great day of horse racing action at Hamilton Racing Club. The Puramaka Bar will be open along with Finns Fine Foods catering. Come and see all the racing action live.


Event Dates
2018
      19th Jan




Located 13.5K from Hensley Park

Monday Racing at Hamilton Racing Club


Come long for a great day of horse racing action. The Puramaka Bar will be open along with Finns Fine Foods catering.

Come and see all the racing action live.


Event Dates
2018
      28th May


429 Henty Highway
Hamilton, VIC, 3300

Located 13.5K from Hensley Park

Hamilton HIRL Farmers and Craft Market


The Hamilton Farmers' and Craft Market showcases local produce and local designers on 11 acres of beautiful grounds.

Enjoy a sausage sizzle or even the pizza oven may be fired up, barista coffee while you browse the stalls, showcasing local wine, local produce including fresh vegetables, seasonal fruits, jams, cakes, bread, pasties, oils, meats and many types of crafts - jewellery, clothing, woodwork, candles and more.

Live music features at each market, adding to the atmosphere.

The Hamilton Farmers and Craft Market is a monthly market held on the last Saturday of each month. From 9:00am to midday.

See the website for full market information. No market in January.


Event Dates
2017
      25th Nov
      9th Dec
2018
      24th Feb
      31st Mar
      28th Apr
      26th May
      30th Jun
      28th Jul
      25th Aug


333 North Boundary Road
Hamilton, VIC, 3300

Located 14.0K from Hensley Park

Western Speedway Racing


VMPA Modified Production sedan feature, Young Guns Stampede for Junior Sedans and Round 1 of the Limited Sportsman Action Series.

Come along to the Western Speedway Racing, bring the kids, pack the picnic basket and a chair and enjoy a great night of racing.

Be sure to enjoy an action packed night of racing.

Catering available. Please call or visit the website for more information.


Event Dates
2017
      2nd Dec


North Boundary Road
Hamilton, VIC, 3300

Located 14.1K from Hensley Park

F500 Speedweek at Western Speedway


VMPA Modified Production sedan feature, Young Guns Stampede for Junior Sedans and Round 1 of the Limited Sportsman Action Series.

Please call or visit the website for more information.


Event Dates
2017
      29th Dec




Located 14.4K from Hensley Park

Hamilton parkrun


Hamilton parkrun is a free, weekly five kilometre timed run, walk or jog around Lake Hamilton for people of all abilities.

It is not a race against other runners, but a five kilometre timed run, jog or walk. It can really be whatever you want it to be, for fun or as part of a training plan.

Hamilton parkrun offers an opportunity for all members of our local community, male or female, young or old, to come together on a regular basis to enjoy our beautiful Lake Hamilton and get physically active in the process.

People are encouraged to walk, jog or run together irrespective of their ability - this event is truly open to all and best of all it really is free.

Taking part is easy - just register in advance by 6:00pm on the Friday before your first ever parkrun event. The great thing is that you only ever need to do this once. Then just set your alarm for Saturday morning and get yourself there.

Meet at the Lakes Edge Adventure Playground, Rippon Road Hamilton.


Event Dates
2017
      25th Nov
      2nd Dec
      9th Dec
      16th Dec
      23rd Dec
      30th Dec
2018
      6th Jan
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284 Rippon Road
Hamilton, VIC, 3300

Located 14.8K from Hensley Park

Hamilton On Track Market


Come along and enjoy the family atmosphere of the 'On Track Market' with a range of outside stalls set in the idyllic location of the Hamilton Pastoral Museum with plenty of parking available.

With a variety of handmade crafts, soaps, condiments, honey, clothing, candles, bric-a-brac, home baking, food and wines and fresh fruit and vegetables.

Train rides, pony rides and a jumping castle provide entertainment for the kids.


Event Dates
2018
      14th Jan
      11th Feb
      11th Mar
      8th Apr
      13th May
      10th Jun
      8th Jul
      12th Aug


Hiller Lane
Hamilton, VIC, 3300

Located 14.9K from Hensley Park

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