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Castlefield: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Koomba Park


Koomba Park consists of billabongs and lakes fed by the Dandenong Creek. The bird hide provides a perfect way to observe birds in the natural habitat.

The trail network through Koomba Park incorporates both the Dandenong Creek Trail which branches off to a pretty boardwalk section and the Eastlink Trail that continues on to follow the Eastlink Freeway.

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.





Boronia Rd
Wantirna, VIC, 3152

Located 1.1K from Castlefield

Bushy Park Wetlands


Bushy Park Wetlands is bounded at the north by a remnant orchard accessed from the eastern end of Highbury Road. The southern boundary, near the pony club at Drummies Bridge Reserve, is accessed from High Street Road.

The park's eastern boundary is Dandenong Creek and its western boundary is formed by residential properties in King Arthur Drive and Knights Drive.

A section of the Dandenong Creek Trail provides vantage points overlooking the scenic wetlands.

Things to see and do
- Try cycling, walking or birdwatching, taking in the native flora and fauna of the area
- Pedestrians and cyclists can travel north along the Dandenong Creek Trail from the eastern end of Jells Park. The trail crosses Pattersons Bridge and passes Shepherds Bush, Napier Park and baseball fields and the Nunawading and District Pony Club, taking in natural parkland
- From nearby Koomba Park visitors can walk or cycle across the new foot bridge over Dandenong Creek, then head south over Burwood Highway and take the trail over the mound to the wetlands.




Highbury Rd
Glen Waverley, VIC, 3150

Located 2.3K from Castlefield

Nortons Park


Enjoy a family picnic on the large lawn or use the electric barbecues in the picnic shelter.

Bring your dog - Nortons Park is an off-lead area where you can take your dog for a run.

Please be aware of the signs that show the designated off lead area and the rules and regulations associated with the park.

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.





Norton
Wantirna South, VIC, 3152

Located 3.2K from Castlefield

Maroondah Art Gallery


Set in a tranquil garden setting the Maroondah Art Gallery aims to promote and inspire innovation, diversity and discussion in the visual arts through a constantly changing exhibition program.

Located in the leafy outer eastern region of Melbourne at Maroondah Federation Estate, the Gallery offers a dynamic range of exhibitions including newly commissioned work, thematic exhibitions and survey shows of major artists. A diverse range of public programs provide opportunities for visitors of all ages to further engage with the arts.

The Maroondah Art Gallery, which is owned and operated by Maroondah City Council, is also home to the R and M McGivern Art Prize. Managed by Maroondah City Council and The Trust Company, this $25,000 acquisitive prize aims to encourage painting in all mediums. Held on a triennial basis, the Prize is open to artists nationally. The R and M McGivern Art Prize will be held again in 2015. For further information please visit the website.




32 Greenwood Avenue
Ringwood, VIC, 3134

Located 4.2K from Castlefield

Shepherds Bush


Dawn is the best time of the day to listen for the wonderful calls and songs of native birds frolicking in the branches of the manna gums. Walking tracks and boardwalks meander through bushland and billabongs making the park an ideal spot for walking, sitting, bird watching and photography. Experience a natural oasis in the hustle and bustle of suburbia.

Things to see and do
- Take a night walk through the park and see the parks nocturnal animals when the animals are most active
- Cycling is welcome in parts of Shepherds Bush except in the conservation areas, which is clearly marked
- Access to the conservation area of Shepherds Bush is restricted to pedestrians only. This is to minimise the disturbance of native flora and fauna in the area
- Stroll through in the evening, watching and listening to the flocks of sacred ibis fly in and hustle for their roosting place in the treetops
- Get involved with the Friends of the Dandenong Valley Parklands Inc. who also look after a local indigenous botanic garden near the park office.

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.





Shepherd Rd
Glen Waverley, VIC, 3150

Located 4.2K from Castlefield

Schwerkolt Cottage


Visit Schwerkolt Cottage and step back in time as you explore the original pioneer stone cottage. Enjoy beautiful gardens and a park like setting beside Mullum Mullum Creek, with barbecue facilities, a children's playground and creekside walks.

The Cottage features a barn, smithy, wine cellar, smokehouse and museum and is open weekends and public holidays from 2:00 to 5:00pm with free entry.

The gardens and barbecue playground are open each day. There are public facilities and excellent off street parking.





Deep Creek Road
Mitcham, VIC, 3132

Located 4.8K from Castlefield

Jells Park


Jells Park is nestled in the Dandenong Creek Valley, Wheelers Hill, away from the hustle and bustle of urban life. The park attracts over 900,000 visitors a year, with over nine kilometres of paths and trails, 127 hectares of wide open paces and enough picnic areas for everyone to enjoy.
Trails and paths

The main Dandenong Creek Trail runs north-south through Jells Park, linking the Eastlink Track, Scotchmans Creek pathway and the Knox bike track (near Nortons Park). All paths are multi-use so you can take your choice of cycling, jogging, or simply strolling.

The conservation trail meanders around the eastern side of Jells Lake. As you pass through the wetlands and billabongs on this trail take a look at the variety of native bird life such as the Purple Swamphen, the White-faced Heron and everyone's favourite, the Pelican.
BBQ's, picnics and playgrounds

Jells Park has many barbecue and picnic areas. Relax under the shade of the Pines, enjoy the lake views at the Elms, or watch the children enjoying the playground at Stringybark or Yabbie Hill. Please remember to take home all your rubbish for sorting and recycling.

Jells Lake
Jells Lake is a beautiful man-made feature with a variable water level that flows from the Dandenong Creek. No boating or canoeing is allowed. Fishing in Jells Lake is permitted only from the two larger jetties. A valid Recreational Fishing Licence is required. No fishing is allowed within the conservation area.

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.




Ferntree Gully Rd
Wheelers Hill, VIC, 3150

Located 4.9K from Castlefield

Chesterfield Farm


Come to Chesterfield Farm and experience a little bit of farm life in the city, on a real working farm.

Milk a cow, feed and play with the baby farm animals in the nursery, have a tractor ride and watch the working dogs in action with the sheep.

There is a large range of private functions and corporate function areas within the property, all with the real feeling of being in country on the 110 hectare spread.




1221 Ferntree Gully road
Scoresby, VIC, 3179

Located 5.0K from Castlefield

Castlefield: Events

Heritage Festival: Schwerkolt Cottage and Museum Complex


Come and discover a German style pioneer cottage and a Museum complex in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne. Mr Schwerkolt built his home for his second wife Wilhelmina and their two children Mary and John.

Bring your family and a picnic. Barbecues and playground are on site.

The National Trust Heritage Festival runs each year in April and May and is a celebration of our shared heritage. Any organisation with an interest in history and heritage can participate.

There are hundreds of events happening across the state with the theme of Discovery and Rediscoveries in 2016. To find out more by visiting their website.


Event Dates
2016
      16th Apr
      17th Apr
      23rd Apr
      24th Apr
      30th Apr
      1st May
      7th May
      8th May
      14th May
      15th May
      21st May
      22nd May
      28th May
      29th May


Deep Creek Road,
6,
Parliament
Mitcham, VIC, 3132

Located 4.7K from Castlefield

The Australian Woodturning Exhibition


The Australian Woodturning Exhibition is a premier wood turning event that brings together the best wood turning and wood turners in Australia.

On exhibit will be outstanding wood turned items including vessels, bowls, platters, identical pairs, wood art, functional items, miniatures, pens and ornamental work. Pieces on display are produced by students under 18 years old, novice, intermediate and master turners.

With entries from novices to professional turners, visitors will have the opportunity to view some of the best wood turning exhibits available in one place.

Entries include items with naturally occurring edge, bowls, platters, miniature items, spindle turned items, identifical pairs, vases, lidded containers, laminated and build up, hollow vessels and wood art

Don't miss this outstanding display of wood turned pieces, it will blow your mind.


Event Dates
2016
      17th Jun
      18th Jun
      19th Jun


379-397 Whitehorse Road,
32,
Banbury
Nunawading, VIC, 3131

Located 5.5K from Castlefield

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