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Address: Via Margaret Street, Melbourne, Victoria 2004, Australia
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Melbourne's best kept secret

Newport Lakes is Melbourne's best kept secret. When you enter the site off Mason street you are drawn into the lush bushland setting and as the city sounds dissipate and the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 November 2016
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Newport Lakes is Melbourne's best kept secret. When you enter the site off Mason street you are drawn into the lush bushland setting and as the city sounds dissipate and the birdlife calls break the silence you will immediately find yourself relaxing, destressing and at one with nature. From the lookout you can see the swans and the swap hens... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2015

Lots of bird life & fantastic walking trails, undercover barbecue areas perfect for a warm day out with friends and family.

Thank Race T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2014

This is a lovely area with lakes and native vegetation. Great for a picnic or BBQ. Spent some time here just taking in the lovely location. There is also a native plant nursery at one end of the park which is worth visiting as they are a wealth of information about the local plants.

Thank crispea69
Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2014

Good place for a walk, or run if you are energetic, easy walk for any fitness level. Plenty of parking and very quiet; we only saw one other person there on a sunny Saturday morning. Very dry when we there so the grassed areas where not looking too good for a picnic. Walking around take the time to stop at... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2013

Newport lakes is a real hidden gem. You can't see it from the main road, and unless you know it's there you might miss it, but it is certainly worth a visit. There is a native nursery outside the entrance to the lakes. The lakes themselves have several paths going around them and large rocks through the middle of the... More 

1 Thank travellingMummy0
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2013

A surprisingly rural bush experience so close to the city. Great if you do not have time to get out of town but want to see a native environment.

Thank Derek T
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2013 via mobile

Newport Lakes park is a top place for a walk or run and it has a basic but well maintained playground for the little ones. The lake is quite nice and has stepping stones which can keep younger kids happy for a while.

1 Thank Kryptonite70
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2013

I have lived in Melbourne for over thirty years and was shocked to find such a hidden treasure only 6 Klm to Melbourne CBD. We entered via Margaret street where there is plenty of parking and disabled parking. The parkland adjacent to the lake has good clean toilets, bbqs and tables etc. Dogs can enter the Newport lake district but... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2013 via mobile

Terrain is rough for a stroller but my baby loves it. Variety of short walks, very peaceful. Nice calm oasis in the middle of suburbia. Picnic, BBQ, playground and undercover seating. Hobson bay council really is pretty terrific.

1 Thank Melb2day
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2012

Love Newport Lakes- i live next door and go running nearly every afternoon in there. I love seeing all the animals, and the local dogs :)

Thank KristyLee80

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