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Riddell: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Dromkeen Art Gallery and Tea Room

The Dromkeen Art Gallery is a beautiful colonial homestead at Riddells Creek, Victoria. The Gallery houses a unique collection of original children's illustrations, artwork and manuscripts from Australian children's literature, particularly picture books.

The collection includes not only finished illustrations and artwork, but also preliminary artworks such as sketches, storyboards and dummy books revealing the creative processes behind book production.

The Tea Room provides coffee, tea, a selection of delicious cakes, devonshire tea, toasted sandwiches, specialty pies and weekly specials such as soup and pasta. Breakfast is served all day on Saturday.

Please visit the website for more information.

1012 Kilmore Road
Riddells Creek, VIC, 3431

Located 8.2K from Riddell

Animal Land Children's Farm

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

What makes Animal Land so popular with families is that you get to actively hold, pat, feed, ride, milk and truly experience what farm life is like.

Your 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, rabbits, guinea pigs and more.

You will enjoy non 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.

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 13.0K from Riddell

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 16.0K from Riddell

Macedon Regional Park

The Macedon Ranges form the southern end of Victoria's Great Dividing Range and feature a diverse range of natural and cultural features. The 2,379 hectare park protects forested land along the ridge of the range and offers great opportunities for bushwalking, scenic drives and picnics.

Mount Macedon is one of the highest peaks in the range and you can enjoy magnificent views from the Mount Macedon Memorial Cross and the Camels Hump viewing platforms.

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.

Mount Macedon Rd
Mount Macedon, VIC, 3441

Located 16.9K from Riddell

The Gallery Mt Macedon

The Gallery Mt Macedon is an arts collective of local artists showing paintings, ceramics, textiles, wood, photography, glass, origami and jewellery. In addition to original art works and focus exhibitions bimonthly, the gallery offers special events, artists at work at Woodend Winter Arts Festival and unique Wearables parade in Spring.

The gallery represents a creative gem in the hub of Mt Macedon Village. Members encourage visitors and bus groups.

684 Mount Macedon Road
Mount Macedon, VIC, 3441

Located 16.9K from Riddell

Riddell: Events

Commonground Festival

Commonground Festival is about working together to make the world a better place and having one heck of a good time along the way. On 95 acres of rejuvenated bushland one hour north of Melbourne.

Featuring: Frank Yamma /?Dallas Frasca / Emily Wurrumara / The Deans / Sugar Fed Leopards / The Seven Ups / 8 Foot Felix / Deep Street Soul / Quantum Milkshake + more to be announced.

Complimenting the music makers on the stage will be top quality workshops, delicious food and a beautiful sense of connection.

Event Dates
      18th Nov
      19th Nov
      20th Nov

Puckapunyal, VIC, 3661

Located 10.5K from Riddell

Kokoda Challenge Melbourne

Teams of two,three or four people trek either 15km or 30km through the gorgeous Dandenong Ranges of Victoria.

Two School Challenges are available and are both named after Kokoda legends: The 15km Peter Holloway Cup and the 30km Alan Kanga Moore Cup. Will your team be one to leave with this prestigious trophy.

Starting in the valley at Ferntree Gully National Park, the route encompasses the Kokoda Memorial Walk and tests your stamina on the 1000 steps. You will find that the continuing ascents are not without reward. When reaching the summit you will take in breathtaking views of Melbourne City and the Silvan Reservoir.

The Kokoda Challenge Melbourne is the main fundraiser for the Melbourne branch of The Kokoda Youth Foundation's On the Right Track Youth Program.

Event Dates
      23rd Oct

Ferntree Gully Picnic Grounds
Ferntree Gully, VIC, 4214

Located 11.1K from Riddell

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
      6th Nov

227 Feehans Road,
Wildwood, VIC, 3429

Located 11.7K from Riddell

Open Garden at Lewisham, Macedon

Visit a large, romantic and beautifully presented country garden with views of Mt Macedon. Streams and lakes with ducks and geese sit among expansive lawns, hedges and wide garden beds.

Enjoy the borders filled with flowering shrubs, spring bulbs, roses, crab apples and weeping cherries. Admire the vegetable garden. Bring a picnic or select from the refreshments provided.

Event Dates
      22nd Oct
      23rd Oct

305 Mount Macedon Road
Macedon, VIC, 3440

Located 14.1K from Riddell

Open Garden at Waterview, Macedon

Visit an elegant country garden in the foothills of Mt Macedon.

Waterview is bursting with spring flowers and crab apple, cherry and other fruit tree blossoms.

Discover the azaleas beneath the wisteria arbour and relax by the large ornamental pool.

A delightful garden to enjoy with a picnic with friends and family.

Event Dates
      22nd Oct
      23rd Oct

36 Hedderwick Lane
Macedon, VIC, 3440

Located 14.2K from Riddell

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