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Pakenham: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Cardinia Reservoir Park


Visitors who view the huge expanse of water that is Cardinia Reservoir by the morning light will understand why this is one of Melbourne's most popular outdoor destinations. The open parklands, picnic and barbecue areas, and native bush areas that are home to abundant wildlife and natural flora are a draw card to those seeking a day in a natural setting.

All picnic areas have access and toilets for visitors with limited mobility. Most have barbecues and shelter. Popular spots include Crystal Brook, Duffy's and Kangaroo Flat.

Looking after the park
- Dogs are allowed at Crystal Brook and Duffy's but must be kept on a leash at all times.
- Portable gas barbecues are allowed, but portable barbecues using heat beads or wood are not permitted in 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.




Duffys Road
Narre Warren, VIC, 3804

Located 15.5K from Pakenham

Warrook Farm


Sheep shearing, milking, hand feeding and whip cracking - it is all in a day's fun at historic Warrook Farm.

Warrook is living history, a full working farm over 100 years old. Take a step back in time, channel your inner 'farmer' self as you experience a range of hands on activities and demonstrations at Warrook - a genuine Aussie farm experience.

Specially tailored tours are run daily and showcase the history of the farm, its wildlife, homestead and gardens. Visitors delight in hands on farm experiences and demonstrations. They can bottle feed baby calves, learn how to milk a cow, learn the art of whip cracking, see the working dog round up sheep and watch sheep shearing in the 1887 shearing shed. They can also feed kangaroos and the wombat, or view Australian and other wildlife in the Warrook Fauna Park.

For groups, billy tea, damper making and spit roast can be arranged. Visitors selecting the 'farm tour and lunch' are free to tour the recently refurbished historic homestead and gardens (circa 1907). Indeed, Warrook homestead and gardens provide a unique venue for weddings, family celebrations or group tours.

Located half way between Melbourne and Phillip Island and en route to Wilson's Promontory, Warrook Farm is an excellent stop over point for a meal break. Visitors can enjoy a country roast lunch in the homestead restaurant (seats 150) or a light snack in the caf?. Warrook offers traditional Australian farm meals and halal meals. Educational tours are also available.

You can pre book a farm tour or just drop in, the Warrook Farm team would love to see you.





4170 South Gippsland Highway
Monomeith, VIC, 3984

Located 16.9K from Pakenham

Yaringa Marine National Park


Located between the mainland and Quail Island Nature Conservation Reserve in Western Port, this park is part of the Western Port RAMSAR wetlands and is an area of international significance due to its importance for wader birds. The area encompasses a variety of ecologically important habitats including saltmarsh, mangroves, sheltered intertidal mudflats, subtidal soft sediments and tidal channels.

Many of the variety of habitats present in Yaringa are essential for the survival of a huge range of species.

The mudflats are an important feeding ground for many wader and other water birds. Some of these birds, such as the Red-necked Stint, breed in the Northern Hemisphere and migrate to Yaringa Marine National Park in the warmer months. Over 295 bird species have been spotted in Western Port with 32 of these species known to be migratory birds.

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.





Via,
South Gippsland Hwy
Tooradin, VIC, 3980

Located 17.8K from Pakenham

Aura Vale Lake Park


Located north of Cardinia Reservoir, Aura Vale Lake plays a very important role in Melbourne's water supply. The lake forms part of a drainage system designed to channel run-off water from neighbouring properties and roads, and stop it entering the main reservoir. This system prevents polluted water from affecting the quality of our drinking water.

Over the past years Aura Vale Lake Park has become a popular venue for boating activities including sailboarding and canoeing and for other small non-powered boats up to 3.3 metres. Swimming is not permitted due to poor water quality and submerged objects.

The park is open 10am to 6pm during daylight saving time.

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.





Wellington Rd
Selby, VIC, 3159

Located 17.8K from Pakenham

Casey Aquatic and Recreation Centre (ARC)


Located in Melbourne's South East, Casey Aquatic and Recreation Centre has something for everyone, from toddlers to serious lap swimmers, from the fitness focused to those seeking relaxation or fun- we've got you covered.

Casey ARC offers five indoor swimming pools including a 50 metre lap pool, program pool, toddler pool, wave pool and spa pool.

For those seeking fun, put your balance and speed to the test as you make your way through our blow up inflatable, featuring a variety of obstacles. Alternatively, try our wave pool, a popular attraction that provides loads of fun for kids of all ages!

For those seeking relaxation, unwind with a therapeutic visit to our spa, sauna or steam room.

Please see the website for wave pool and inflatable operating times.




Princes Highway
Narre Warren, VIC, 3805

Located 18.1K from Pakenham

Pakenham: Events

Art in the Garden


Art in the Garden celebrates Spring and art.

Enjoy, relax and experience the magnificent surrounds of the private botanical garden and hidden treasure at 24 Blackwood Lane in Gembrook.

Immerse yourself in the artistic diversity and talent that exists in Cardinia, Yarra Ranges and surrounds.

See artists showcase and demonstrate their skills in textile, painting, sculpture, mosaic, craft, photography, basket weaving, botanical art, millinery and a whole lot more. Enjoy local food, local wine, entertainment and nature at its best. Share a seat at the Mad Hatters Tea Party, or maybe create your own 'Chelsea Garden' sculpture.

Bring the family, let the kids get creative, take a garden tour. Take home a new piece of artwork or gift from one of the local producers.

Enjoy a scenic drive through the beautiful Dandenong Ranges or make your way on Puffing Billy to Art in the Garden.


Event Dates
2016
      23rd Oct


Gembrook-Pakenham Rd
Gembrook, VIC, 3783

Located 11.5K from Pakenham

Day Out With Thomas at Puffing Billy's Gembrook station


Day out with Thomas returns to Puffing Billy this Spring, with a new and exciting adventure at Gembrook station.

Gembrook's picturesque railway station invites your family to enjoy, 35 minute return train ride with Thomas, Percy and Diesel. The Imagination Station, play and create with Thomas and Friends, jumping castles, animal nursery, Thomas Movie House, rides on the bulgy bus and photo opportunities with Thomas and Friends.

Tickets include all activities and rides, a chance to shake hands with The Fat Controller and a take home Junior Engineer Certificate!


Event Dates
2016
      15th Oct
      16th Oct
      22nd Oct
      23rd Oct
      5th Nov
      6th Nov
      12th Nov
      13th Nov


Main Street
Gembrook, VIC, 3783

Located 14.7K from Pakenham

Gembrook Market


Come down to the Gembrook Market and see a wide range of mostly locally grown and made craft and produce for sale.

Find everything from Crafts, Jewellery, plants to soaps and other handmade goods and foods. Tantalise your taste buds with freshly brewed coffee, a range of sweet and savoury foods, a community barbecue operated by Gembrook Community groups available.

Stallholder and volunteer enquiries welcome.



Event Dates
2016
      23rd Oct
      27th Nov
2017
      22nd Jan
      26th Feb
      26th Mar
      23rd Apr
      28th May
      25th Jun
      23rd Jul
      27th Aug


60 Main Street
Gembrook, VIC, 3783

Located 14.8K from Pakenham

Emerald Market


Operating the third Sunday of each month, the Emerald Market is the largest market situated within the beautiful Dandenong Ranges.

Showcasing many stalls which create a wonderful vibrant atmosphere the market has something to offer everyone. Emerald Market is pet friendly and even the kids will enjoy all the lovely treasures and treats.

Watch Puffing Billing rolling past as you enter Emerald Township and once you are exploring the market you will be presented with stalls offering vintage fair, organic produce, fresh food, plants, seedlings and scrumptious food stalls.

Also featuring the very popular indoor market that offers homemade artisan products including jams, soaps, candles, beautiful crochet items and handmade cards. As you stroll back along the main street, browse the many other stalls and even enjoy a fresh coffee and lunch the whole family can enjoy.

Come on up to Emerald and make it a day out for the whole family or for a just a relaxing Sunday outing.


Event Dates
2016
      16th Oct
      20th Nov


Kilvington Drive
Emerald, VIC, 3782

Located 16.0K from Pakenham

Pakenham: Travel Tips

Eastern Dandenong Ranges Visitor Information Centre


Eastern Dandenong Ranges Visitor Information provides brochures and information on events, attractions, accommodation, restaurants and cafes, retail and businesses in the Eastern Dandenong Ranges.

Located in the Northern Hills of Cardinia and the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges region, the Eastern Dandenong Ranges is a family destination offering a range of attractions and activities including walking and cycling tracks, gardens, open spaces and picnic grounds, home of Puffing Billy and Thomas, trout fishing, panoramic vistas, wineries and abundant flora and wildlife.

The Visitor Centre is located at Puffing Billy Emerald Railway Station. Visitor information is also available at the Emerald Museum located in Emerald Lake Park on Wednesdays and Sundays, as well as the Emerald Community House, 356 Belgrave-Gembrook Road, Emerald, during week days.

Emerald is a one hour drive from Melbourne in the beautiful Dandenong Ranges. The Hills townships of Belgrave, Menzies Creek, Selby, Kallista, Monbulk, Emerald, Upper Beaconsfield, Cockatoo, Gembrook, Macclesfield, Mt Burnett and Yellingbo make the perfect base to stay when visiting family and friends.

Other nearby family attractions including Healesville Sanctuary, Phillip Island, Warburton and Mount Donna Buang.




7 Memorial Avenue,
Puffing Billy Emerald Railway Station,
P.O. Box 328
Emerald, VIC, 3782

Located 16.6K from Pakenham

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