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Toolern Vale: Where To Go / Sightseeing

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.

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 Road
Bacchus Marsh, VIC, 3340

Located 9.9K from Toolern Vale

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 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.

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

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 19.3K 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

Toolern Vale: Events

Macedon Ranges Music Festival


The fifth annual Macedon Ranges Music Festival is coming around again in March 2017.

The family-friendly event is 100% volunteer-run and donates 100% of ticket sales directly to the Cambodian Kids Foundation.

The 2017 festival is set to boast an impressive line-up, with headliners Stonefield and Lloyd Spiegel already listed to appear alongside a range of the finest local acts.

The festival appeals to all ages with a diverse range of musical genres from folk and jazz to blues and rock evolving throughout the afternoon and into the evening on the doorstep of the iconic Mount Macedon.

2017 also sees the introduction of a youth stage showcasing some of the region's finest young talent in addition to mini-train rides, jumping castle and other kids' activities.

Keep an eye on the MRMF Facebook page here for the announcement and details of sideshows throughout February in local music venues across the Ranges.

Strictly no BYO.

More information can be found on the Macedon Ranges Music Festival Facebook page or at the website.


Event Dates
2017
      4th Mar


Webb Crescent
New Gisborne, VIC, 3438

Located 15.0K from Toolern Vale

Open Garden at Stephen Ryan's garden, Tugurium


Come and experience Stephen Ryan's extraordinary private garden at Macedon.

It is filled with rare and unusual plants including the Plants Trust national collection of Acanthus, Sambucus and Osmanthsus.

Meander through the woodland plantings, explore the orchard and vegetable gardens - along with the pond and 'cluckingham palace' which houses the ducks and chickens. Plants from Dicksonia rare plants available for sale.


Event Dates
2017
      18th Mar
      19th Mar


8 Centenary Avenue
Macedon, VIC, 3440

Located 19.3K from Toolern Vale

Husqvarna 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
2017
      5th Nov


227 Feehans Road
Wildwood, VIC, 3429

Located 20.3K 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 volunteers, learn more about the area and collect free information on: things to do and places to eat in Melton and surrounds, local facilities, events, maps and directions, as well as places to visit and stay in Melbourne and Victoria.




323 High Street,
High
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 55 kilometres 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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