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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

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

Melbourne Steam Traction Engine Club


Melbourne Steam Traction Engine Club is hosting the Scoresby Steamfest. There will be displays of blacksmithing and old time crafts, vintage tools, model boats on the lake, model planes, books, videos, vintage radio and much more.

The Melbourne Steam Traction Engine Club operates a vintage engine museum set in six hectares of parkland in the south eastern suburb of Scoresby. In all, there are several hundred engines and related exhibits housed in a number of exhibition sheds around the grounds.

From huge steam ploughing engines to tiny models. steam vehicles, a Sherman tank, industrial steam and diesel engines, old farm engines (including tractors) and machinery, earth moving machinery, early road making equipment, teams of draught horses, vintage cars and trucks .

Steam exhibits include traction engines, among them a pair of massive Fowler Z7 steam ploughing engines, steam rollers, portable engines and a large and varied collection of industrial and marine stationary steam engines and pumps.

There is a period workshop and a diesel engine section. You are unlikely to see a comparable display of large diesel generators elsewhere. The smaller internal combustion engines are also well represented. There are displays of tractors, agricultural equipment and early road working and earth moving machinery.

An added attraction for the kids is the miniature railway which operates every Sunday.

The museum is open for static display each weekend but most of the engines are in running order and on the last Sunday of the month a selection can be seen in operation. The grounds are attractively laid out with a lake, barbecues and shady picnic areas. The 1 kilometre miniature railway track circuits the grounds.

So what are you waiting for? Come ride around the grounds on the miniature steam railway.






1200 Ferntree Gully Road
Scoresby, VIC, 3179

Located 5.5K from Castlefield

Monash Gallery of Art


Monash Gallery of Art is the home of Australian photography and the premier cultural facility of the City of Monash. Home to a nationally significant collection of over 2 000 photographs we are the only public gallery in Australia dedicated to collecting and promoting Australian photography.

Monash Gallery of Art's exhibition program comprises 30 exhibitions per year drawn from the collection - many of which travel throughout Australia after being presented at the City of Monash. Monash Gallery of Art is also a host venue for significant national and international exhibitions.

Monash Gallery of Art believes that art plays an important role in helping people learn about and explore the world in which we live. The gallery's free education programs make an important contribution to the learning of young people throughout our region and beyond. Our program includes tours and workshops, an exhibition of work by the state's finest Victorian Year 11 and 12 photomedia students and an outreach program to Melbourne schools by gallery staff.

Monash Gallery of Art is situated on one of the City of Monash's most beautiful sites. The original part of the building was designed by internationally renowned architect Harry Seidler. It remains the only formal art gallery space designed by Seidler. With subsequent additions to the building by Cox Sanderson Ness (2000), Monash Gallery of Art is a great destination for the whole community.




860 Ferntree Gully Road
Wheelers Hill, VIC, 3150

Located 6.3K from Castlefield

Castlefield: Events

Eastland Farmers' Market


The Eastland Farmers Market in Ringwood is run in partnership with Eastland. Held along Melbourne Street and Town Square, the market offers seasonal and organic fruit and vegetables, free range meats and eggs, honey, nuts, flowers and seedlings alongside a selection of artisan products including cheeses, relishes, breads, jams and small goods.

The market has a primary focus on the Yarra Valley, showcasing the finest in regional produce. It is the first accredited farmers market in the region and is a place for the community to access fresh food direct from producers in the local area and enjoy regional Victoria right on their doorstep!


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165 Maroondah Highway,
18,
St Heliers
Ringwood, VIC, 3134

Located 4.6K from Castlefield

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