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In 1946 a group of returned diggers who'd obviously served under both the Australian and Eureka flags in World War II banded together to form a self-help group they named after the leader of the Eureka Stockade rebellion, Peter Lalor.

The objective of the Peter Lalor home-building Cooperative Society was to provide cheap homes for ex-servicemen at a time when high demand was being stymied by a shortage of materials.

Town planner Saxel Tuxen was engaged and the garden suburb of Lalor was born 17km north of the Melbourne CBD. The World War II connection was underpinned by a decision to name most of the streets after Victoria Cross winners.

The suburb has outgrown its co-operative beginnings and is supported by a full range of community facilities including several schools and a shopping centre.

Today Lalor is part of the northern Melbourne municipality of Whittlesea which is set in the rolling hills of the Plenty Valley and the foothills of the Dandenong Ranges where you can relax in tranquil Yan Yean Reservoir Park or take a horse ride through the network of rural trails.

Lalor: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Bundoora Homestead Art Centre

Built in 1899, Bundoora Homestead is a magnificent Queen Anne style Federation mansion operating as a historic house, art gallery and cafe, registered by Heritage Victoria and certified by the National Trust.

Bundoora Homestead Art Centre is the public art gallery for the City of Darebin hosting contemporary visual arts and craft exhibitions, a public education program including artist talks, workshops and events, A selected range of Bundoora Homestead and exhibition merchandise is also available for sale.

Bundoora Homestead's caf? offers a seasonal menu of fresh market and quality commercial produce. Set amidst heritage gardens and located in the elegant drawing room, it is the perfect location for dining in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

Bundoora Homestead Art Centre maintains excellent disability access including a lift, on-site car parking and is situated close to public transport.

Bundoora Homestead Art Centre car park entrance via Prospect Hill Drive, Bundoora.

7-27 Snake Gully Drive
Bundoora, VIC, 3083

Located 5.3K from Lalor

Bundoora Park

Bundoora Park provides customers with information on the region and significant venues within Victoria, as well as a wealth of experiences and activities for all the family.

Escape for an hour or a day and enjoy a wide range of activities in Cooper's Settlement. The farm animals are always keen for visitors.

Play a round of golf at one of the best and most picturesque public golf courses in Melbourne. Relax in the many beautiful picnic or playground areas. Take in the spectacular view of the Melbourne skyline from Mount Cooper.

The cafe features both an indoor and outdoor seating arrangement and on those cold winter days customers can sit down in front of the fireplace and enjoy the warmth of a cosy fire. The cafe provides picturesque views of the Cooper's Settlement Wildlife Reserve. Customers with a keen eye may be able to spot kangaroos and emus.

1069 Plenty Road
Bundoora, VIC, 3083

Located 5.9K from Lalor

Benalla Botanical Gardens

The Benalla Botanical Gardens were designed and developed in 1886 by Alfred Sangwell and were listed on the Register of the National Estate in 1995. They are significant because much of their original layout remains intact and are notably unusual for their combination of ornamental gardens, with a large oval described as the most picturesque cricket ground in the country.

The Rose Garden, first established in 1959, is an icon in Benalla. Rose fanciers will find a notable collection of modern varieties, including Australian roses, seldom found in public gardens.

Extensive lawns sweep down to Lake Benalla, creating an open parkland beneath the trees, which were part of the original planting. Wide curving pathways meander through beds of shrubs and perennial plantings.

The Gardens connect to the Lake Benalla Walk which traverses 4.2 kilometres of diverse and picturesque landscapes including remnant river red gum forest and the Indigenous Community Gardens.

Fawkener Drive
Benalla, VIC, 3672

Located 6.9K from Lalor

Plenty Gorge Park

Plenty Gorge Park offers a wide range of natural and cultural experiences only 20km from Melbourne CBD.

With views of the Plenty River and a backdrop of the wooded Plenty Gorge, this is a perfect spot for a quiet picnic or barbecue. Visitors to Yarrambat can enjoy views of the Kinglake Ranges and the Plenty River valley.

Nioka Bush Camp is a great place for group camping, with bunkhouse accommodation available.

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.

Gorge Road
South Morang, VIC, 3752

Located 7.2K from Lalor

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.

45 Gordons Road
South Morang, VIC, 3752

Located 7.8K from Lalor

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.

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.

Plenty Road
South Morang, VIC, 3752

Located 8.4K from Lalor


WaterMarc is the largest indoor aquatic and leisure facility in the northern region of Victoria with two giant water slides.

Other features include a huge water play space including a 'zero depth' play area and an aquatic adventure playground with activity features.

WaterMarc has a 50 metre pool which can be converted into two 25 metre pools, a learn to swim pool, a leisure and toddler pool, as well as a warm water program pool, spa, steam room and sauna.

WaterMarc also offers a health club (gym), three group exercise studios, personal training, swimming lessons, childcare and a caf?.

1 Flintoff Street
Greensborough, VIC, 3088

Located 9.0K from Lalor

Islamic Museum of Australia

The Islamic Museum of Australia shares the rich artistic heritage and historical contributions of Muslims in Australia and abroad through the display of various artworks and historical artefacts. The museum is located just 10 kilometres outside Melbourne's city centre in the inner northern suburb of Thornbury.

This stunning contemporary building backs onto the famous, leafy Merri Creek Trail. The onsite cafe, Modern Middle Eastern, serves delicious breakfasts and lunches and is run by Masterchef finalist, Samira El Khafir.

The museum holds regular events, screenings, lectures, exhibition openings, workshops and the monthly unique Artist Salon. Visit the IMA website or join the mailing list for the latest museum news and events. The museum features five permanent galleries and a visiting exhibition space.

The Islamic Museum of Australia collects, preserves and showcases original art pieces which reflect the museums vision in sharing the Australian Muslim experience. These include unique objects, information and other crafts sourced from Australia and around the Muslim world, as well as an exciting collection of contemporary art by Australian Muslim artists.

15A Anderson Rd
Thornbury, VIC, 3071

Located 10.4K from Lalor

Lalor: Events

Round She Goes Fashion Market

Round She Goes Fashion Market is taking over the Coburg Town Hall with 60 hand-picked stallholders who will be selling women's pre loved designer fashion, quality vintage and retro fashion, handmade jewellery and accessories from some of Melbourne's most talented accessory makers.

If you love fashion and a bargain, you cannot afford to miss this event. Round up your lady pals, and do not miss this affordable and very fun girls day out.

Round She Goes is completely indoors and have a pop up cafe with an expert barista.

The market runs from 10:00am until 3:00pm.

Event Dates
      19th Mar

90 Bell Street
Coburg, VIC, 3058

Located 9.4K from Lalor

Coburg Farmers' Market

Your local accredited farmers' market in Coburg. Proudly presented by Melbourne Farmers Markets, Coburg Farmers Markets brings you the very best local, seasonal produce at the best prices.

Held every Saturday in the grounds of the Coburg North Primary School, there is always a great supply of fresh vegetables, seasonal fruits, nuts, oils, meats, eggs, bread, cheeses, chickens,pies, sweets, wine and more from over 30 stallholders. Picked, baked and made fresh for the markets, you won't taste better produce!

The market stalls merge around a big central playground which is great for kids and there is an undercover area for shaded outdoor seating. As well as fresh goods from farmers and growers who come from all regions across Victoria to attend, Coburg Farmers Market features live music entertainment and various popular breakfast stalls.

With no wholesalers and no middle-men, accredited Farmers' markets guarantee that you are buying direct from our hardworking Victorian producers, so they earn the full dollar. Shop local and join the local food revolution.

Entry to the market is by gold coin donation which supports Coburg North Primary School's programs. The market is plastic bag free, so bring your own reusable one.

Event Dates
      4th Mar
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      25th Mar
      1st Apr
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180 O'Hea Street
Coburg, VIC, 3058

Located 9.7K from Lalor

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