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Toolern Vale: Where To Go / Sightseeing

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 14.0K from Toolern Vale

Long Forest Nature Conservation Reserve


This park provides the opportunity to view Mallee vegetation in close proximity to Melbourne. Plants typical of arid landscapes and small creek escarpments make the reserve a fantastic retreat for bushwalkers and birdwatchers.

Things to see and do
- The reserve is open to visitors for walking, nature study and bird watching
- If you are interested in helping look after the reserve contact the Friends of Werribee Gorge and Long Forest, who organise regular working bees, by calling the Parks Victoria Information Centre on 13 1963
- Walking tracks are the only facilities. Note that fires and camping are not permitted in the reserve.

Heritage
Today, mallee vegetation is widespread in Victoria's dry north-west, but some thousands of years ago, during a warmer and drier period, it extended much farther south. Subsequent climatic changes favoured other vegetation such as box and stringybark eucalypts and the Long Forest is now the only naturally occurring mallee south of the Great Dividing Range.

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.





Long Forest Rd
Bacchus Marsh, VIC, 3340

Located 14.0K from Toolern Vale

Werribee Gorge State Park


Werribee Gorge retains a wild, rugged natural beauty. The park offers spectacular views and great opportunities for bushwalking and rock climbing.

There are a variety of walks in the park. A popular walk follows the Werribee River from Meikles Point picnic area, offering impressive view of both the river and the cliff faces of the gorge. It leads to popular swimming holes, historic sites and other park features.

Things to do
- The Bacchus Marsh district acquired world-wide fame last century as one of the earliest known occurrences of ancient glacial deposits and Werribee Gorge State Park is still a place where many interesting geological features can be seen. These point to a remarkably varied geological history.
- A variety of walking experiences is available in the park. A popular walk follows the Werribee River from Meikles Point picnic area. This walk gives visitors an impressive view of both the river and the cliff faces of the gorge. It leads to popular swimming holes, historic sites and other park features. The track is difficult in places and requires a reasonable degree of fitness.
- A longer day walk can be made by completing the Circuit Walk up the hill from Meikles Point Picnic Area and returning along the River Walk. Tracks are generally well marked but the degree of difficulty, length and time required for completion are not currently shown.

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.





Myers Rd
Bacchus Marsh, VIC, 3340

Located 14.8K from Toolern Vale

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 19.4K from Toolern Vale

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 21.9K from Toolern Vale

Toolern Vale: Events

Reconciliation Week Guided Walking Tour


During Reconciliation Week take a guided walking tour through the Melton Botanic Garden to see indigenous plants local to the Melton region and other Aboriginal use plants.

The walk is just over one hour followed by morning tea. Highlights are the remnant vegetation, Ryans Creek and Lake indigenous plantings, Koori Student Garden, and the Victorian Volcanic Plains Aboriginal Plant Usage Garden.

A joint partnership with Melton City Council and Friends of the Melton Botanic Garden.


Event Dates
2016
      3rd Jun


Corner Tullidge and Williams Streets,
102 Vincent
Melton, VIC, 3337

Located 9.1K from Toolern Vale

Melbourne Toyrun


The 39th Traditional Melbourne Toy-Run and Family Traders day will be held at Tabcorp Park.

Continuing the legacy of the Melbourne Toyrun from its humble inception in 1978, the Victorian Motorcycle Council is proud to announce that the 39th traditional Melbourne Toyrun 2016 is now on the third Sunday of December at Tabcorp Park.

This date secures a spectacular location where motorcyclists on all formats of bikes from all of Victoria can share a fun filled day with their families and friends in support of the Salvation Army Christmas Appeal.

The Melbourne Toy Run has always been a popular ride with Victorian motorcyclists. Riders dress up their bikes, trikes and scooters with Christmas decorations and ride to a destination to give toys and food for the kids for Christmas.

The Salvation Army trucks will be waiting to receive these generous gifts from the bikers. The Victorian Motorcycle Council invite riders and passengers of all motorbikes, from trikes to scooters of all shapes, sizes and vintage to participate and bring their families to participate in this spectacular event.


Event Dates
2016
      18th Dec


2 Ferris Road
Melton, VIC, 3337

Located 10.2K from Toolern Vale

Eynesbury Farmers Market


Iconic Eynesbury Homestead will be transformed into a bustling farmers market square.

The magnificently restored Eynesbury Homestead, hand crafted from local bluestone almost a century and a half ago, stands testament to the property's pioneering spirit and surrounded by buildings classified by the National Trust.

This includes the original shearing sheds, water towers and workers cottages all provide an enduring reminder of the property's early settler origins, playing host to the first rural weekly farmers market in Victoria - every Sunday, all year round.

It will not be difficult to remember when it is on and customers can build it into their regular shopping routine. A vibrant local place to shop for essentials such as fruits, vegetables, meats, specialities and of courses, all the wonderful goodies that tickle the tastebuds.



Event Dates
2015
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481 Eynesbury Road
Eynesbury, VIC, 3338

Located 20.4K from Toolern Vale

Toolern Vale: Travel Tips

Melton Visitor Information Centre


Situated in the historic Courthouse, explore all that the City of Melton has to offer at the Melton Visitor Information Centre.

Discover over 150 years of History and Heritage, explore their paths, trails, parks and waterways, experience family fun with playgrounds and festivals and enjoy award winning wine, food and entertainment.

Visit the friendly local hosts and collect your free information on:

- Things to do and places to eat in Melton and surrounds
- Local facilities, events, maps and directions
- Places to visit and stay in Melbourne and Victoria





323 High Street
Melton, VIC, 3337

Located 8.7K from Toolern Vale

Bacchus Marsh Visitor Information Centre


Visitors to Bacchus Marsh should make the Bacchus Marsh Visitor Information Centre their first stop. The friendly and helpful staff will be more than happy to welcome you to this beautiful town and introduce you to the attractions that it holds; the Avenue of Honour, bush walks, aerial sightseeing, forest parks, wildflowers, eagles, national and state parks and much more.

Set amid picturesque rolling hills only 55km west of Melbourne, Bacchus Marsh combines country living with easy access to the city. An attractive mix of open spaces, friendly towns, orchards, deep gorges and forests, Bacchus Marsh is a great tourist destination.

Not to be missed destinations include the Werribee Gorge, Lerderderg Gorge, Brisbane Ranges and the Long Forest Nature Reserve which is the southern most remnant of mallee vegetation in Victoria.

The Bacchus Marsh Visitor Information Centre also has its own very popular website to help you with your visit to our district.




215 Main Street
Bacchus Marsh, VIC, 3340

Located 15.2K from Toolern Vale

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