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Donnybrook Spa: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Greenvale Reservoir Park


The grassy slopes of the park are popular with large groups for picnics and games. Trails wind through the park, offering glimpses of native birdlife and views of the water.

The park offers over 53 hectares for visitors to take in, explore and enjoy. Features include walking paths, large open spaces, picnic facilities and free gas barbecues.

You can enjoy the peaceful surrounds and the tranquil views of the reservoir or simply relax under a tree and enjoy a sunny afternoon. The sound of birds and the breeze through the trees provides a relaxing change to the hustle and bustle of everyday city life.

One of the features of the park is 'Brodies Lakes'. This series of three ponds is ideal for observing birdlife and incorporating other wetland activities.

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.




Somerton Road
Greenvale, VIC, 3059

Located 9.0K from Donnybrook Spa

Woodlands Historic Park


Woodlands Historic Park provides a fascinating glimpse of the landscapes and wildlife seen by European settlers in the 1840s. The park has a 150-year old homestead, Indigenous canoe trees, native woodland and grassland.

Wander through the fenced 'Back Paddock' and see kangaroos, birds and other wildlife. The sight of large groups of wild kangaroos in their Australian bush habitat, is a magnificent, never-to-be forgotten experience.

Many walking trails are available through Woodlands Historic Park. You can combine a pleasant walk in the Australian bush with the opportunity to see scores of eastern grey kangaroos bounding across the sweeping grasslands of Woodlands Historic Park, together with plenty of other Australian native wildlife.

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.




Somerton Road
Greenvale, VIC, 3059

Located 9.0K from Donnybrook Spa

Living Legends: The International Home of Rest for Champion Horses


Melbourne Airport's closest tourist attraction: historic homestead and gardens, coffee shop, retired champion racehorses surrounded by parklands with over 1,000 wild kangaroos and over 100 species of Australian native birds.

At Living Legends you can meet and mingle with retired champion racehorses such as Apache Cat, Zipping, Silent Witness and Melbourne Cup winners Might and Power, Brew, Efficient and Rogan Josh.

Enjoy Devonshire Tea or coffee in the Woodlands Historic Homestead, smell the roses in the heritage gardens; walk, run, climb or ride your bikes in the surrounding 1,500 acres of bush-land complete with kangaroos and abundant native bird life. Bring a picnic basket, plan a day trip- it's a place where people of all ages can relax and enjoy our legends in beautiful parklands.

Located six minutes door to door from Melbourne Airport with free parking, public tours of horses available at 11:00am and 2:00pm daily.

An ideal destination for visitors with a Melbourne Airport layover or stop off. Local pick up, tour booking and fully catered formal and informal function packages available year round.

An ideal destinations for all ages- schools, service clubs, and community groups: more details visit the website.




Woodlands Drive
Greenvale, VIC, 3059

Located 12.0K from Donnybrook Spa

The Meadows


The Meadows Racing Conference and Events Centre has a reputation for providing first class racing and hospitality. It is home to nine Group One greyhound races including the Australian Cup, Hume Cup and the best invitational greyhound race in the world - The Topgun.

Racing every Wednesday (afternoon) and Saturday (night), with premium level one dining available on Saturday evenings.

Enjoy dinner in the Temlee Dining Room. Each week Meadows' chef prepares an amazing buffet which is sure to enjoyed by all that attend. Along with the Temlee Dining Room, The Meadows offers a caf? style dining option for those looking for a less formal dining experience.




80 Northcorp Boulevard
Broadmeadows, VIC, 3047

Located 12.3K from Donnybrook Spa

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 13.9K from Donnybrook Spa

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 15.4K from Donnybrook Spa

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 15.6K from Donnybrook Spa

Yan Yean Reservoir Park


Yan Yean Reservoir Park offers visitors peaceful picnic areas, a variety of walking tracks and breathtaking views of Melbourne's oldest water storage. Visit the extensive wetlands and watch the abundant birdlife that lives and feeds in this area.

The reservoir was Melbourne's first and has supplied the city with water since 1857. It was the plan of James Blackburn, a civil engineer who unfortunately died before ever seeing his dream developed. The historic bluestone valve house and stone water channel are reminders of the reservoir's history.

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.




Recreation Road
Yan Yean, VIC, 3755

Located 15.8K from Donnybrook Spa

Donnybrook Spa: Events

Merrifield Farmers' Market


The Merrifield Farmers' Market is a vibrant place for fresh food, produce and community activities, whilst connecting with family and friends.

The market brings some of the best local food producers to Merrifield, so join us on the 4th Saturday of every month from 9:00am to 1:30pm to sample the delicious food and produce on offer.


Event Dates
2018
      22nd Dec


Balmain Road
Mickleham, VIC, 3063

Located 5.6K from Donnybrook Spa

Wowza Comedy and Music Christmas Spectacular


Wowza Comedy and Music Christmas Spectacular 2018. Come and experience the most Amazing Christmas Celebration the City of Whittlesea has ever seen, with food trucks and fun roaming acts for the kids before the main event.

Fun for all the Family with Entertainment from the Finalists of this Years The Voice and some of Australia's Best Entertainers and Comedians.

Not to be Missed. The Kids will Love it. And so will you. You will leave with the words Wow in your Mouth.


Event Dates
2018
      22nd Dec


Park Street
Epping, VIC, 3076

Located 10.6K from Donnybrook Spa

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