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Donnybrook Spa: Where To Go / Sightseeing

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.

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.

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 Road
Greenvale, VIC, 3059

Located 9.1K from Donnybrook Spa

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.

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 11.4K from Donnybrook Spa

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, Zipping, Silent Witness and Melbourne Cup winners Might and Power, Brew, Efficient and Rogan Josh.

Located six minutes door to door from Melbourne Airport with free parking, public tours of horses available at 11:00am and 2:00pm daily. An ideal destination for visitors with a Melbourne Airport layover or stop off.

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.

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




Woodlands Drive
Greenvale, VIC, 3059

Located 11.9K from Donnybrook Spa

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.

Take a look back in time at the historic Hawkstowe farm complex, which sits elegantly on the hill with views of the entire Park.

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 Le Page Homestead is the home base for Plenty Valley Arts Inc, who offer arts based activities and events to the broader community.

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 13.5K from Donnybrook Spa

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 13.6K from Donnybrook Spa

Bulla Hill Railway


Bulla Hill Railway, operated by Tullamarine Live Steam Society, is located about eight kilometres from Melbourne Airport and offers scenic miniature train rides.

The railway is situated in a parkland area with picnic tables, children's playground and private picnic area with five picnic shelters, two electric barbecues and a kiosk at the station. There is ample free parking right outside the station building. Wheelchair access to the station and picnic area and a disabled toilet is also available to visitors.

Entry to Bulla Hill Railway is free, although to ride the train there is a small admission price. For more information see the website.

Bulla Hill Railway operates from 12-noon to 4:00pm on the first and third Sunday of each month.

Please note that enclosed footwear must be worn if you wish to ride on the trains.




15 Green Street
Bulla, VIC, 3428

Located 13.9K from Donnybrook Spa

Yan Yean Reservoir Park


Yan Yean Reservoir Park offers visitors peaceful picnic areas, a variety of walking tracks and breathtaking views of Melbourne's oldest water storage. Visit the extensive wetlands and watch the abundant birdlife that lives and feeds in this area.

Heritage
The reservoir was Melbourne's first and has supplied the city with water since 1857. It was the plan of James Blackburn, a civil engineer who unfortunately died before ever seeing his dream developed. The historic bluestone valve house and stone water channel are reminders of the reservoir's history.

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.




Recreation Rd
Yan Yean, VIC, 3755

Located 15.8K from Donnybrook Spa

Donnybrook Spa: Events

Huskqvarna Motorcycles Wildwood Rock Extreme Enduro


The Husqvarna Motorcycles Wildwood Rock Extreme Enduro showcases Australia's best off road motorcycle riders. The one day event starts off with riders pushing themselves against the clock for the best starting position for the main event.

Once the main event starts the top 100 riders will battle for three hours on the hardest course Australia has to offer. Spectators get a chance to get up and close to the action all day with riders aiming to takeout their class or the outright win for the PRO class, as well as earn themselves a finishing medal for the day.

With many displays from the event sponsors you can experience the best part of off-road motorcycling and it is only 15 minutes from the Melbourne Airport.

Once at the event spectators have the option to take a shuttle bus from the man made prologue course to the heart of the natural terrain filled with rocks that the riders will endure throughout the three hours.

For further information, visit the website.


Event Dates
2016
      6th Nov


227 Feehans Road,
Exhibition
Wildwood, VIC, 3429

Located 11.6K from Donnybrook Spa

Faulty Towers The Dining Experience at Country Place 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
      19th Nov
      20th Nov
      17th Dec
      18th Dec


180 Olinda Creek Road
Kalorama, VIC, 3766

Located 12.2K from Donnybrook Spa

Donnybrook Spa: Travel Tips

Melbourne Airport Visitor Information Centre


Melbourne Airport Visitor Information Centre assists visitors with a range of tourism services including accommodation reservations, tour bookings and telecommunication services (SIM cards and recharge vouchers are available for purchase).

Visitors can find information on car and campervan rental and reservations, transportation services, public transport advice, shuttle service to and from the airport to your hotel including Skybus, Frankston and Peninsula Airport Shuttle, Airport Bus Dandenong and Airport Bus Eastside and limousine and interstate bus/ flight reservations.

The Centre also offers discounted attraction ticket sales, special needs assistance (wheelchair rental available) and general flights and airport terminal information.




Arrival Drive,
Melbourne Airport Visitor Information Centre
Melbourne Airport, VIC, 3045

Located 13.8K from Donnybrook Spa

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