Nature/ Wildlife Areas in Melbourne

Top Nature & Wildlife Areas in Melbourne, Australia

Nature & Wildlife Areas in Melbourne

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  • Rivka
    113 contributions
    This state park is easily accessed and is a great option to cool off on a hot summer’s day. You can go for a swim in the river and there areas where you can spread a picnic blanket and spend an afternoon there. This is also a good place to go for a hike through the forest and along the riverbank to catch a glimpse of Koalas on the treetops if you’re lucky!
    Written 25 July 2019
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  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia10,472 contributions
    Trin Warren Tam-boore is a pond that serves as a refuge for native wlidlife, also known as "Bellbird Waterhole." Good winter rains mean that the native birds, such as ibis and kookaburras, have a place to feed. It's also a refuge for aquatic animals. Surprisingly enough, Trin Warren Tam-boore is easily accessed by tram from the city of Melbourne.
    Written 8 September 2021
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  • Dimitris L
    Sydney, Australia39,004 contributions
    The Ian Potter Foundation Children’s Garden is a fantastic place to take the kids. It is located within the Botanic Gardens in the city and it has a number of different sections or gardens for the children to explore.
    Written 20 June 2021
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  • The Wandering Reviewer
    Melbourne, Australia9,601 contributions
    The playground has been upgraded and now includes a number of separate play elements bundled together into a play area. There is a cute little cubby house with a tiny slide for the youngest kids and a bigger structure with a metal slide and a few climbing elements for the older kids. There is also a spinning rope cylinder, five swings on a frame, see-saw and rocker.

    This is a nice playground that has a picnic shelter nearby with tables and a barbeque as well as shaded and unshaded seats and taps for fresh water.
    Note that the lovely playground is close to a large pond so keep your eye on the kiddies. I wouldn't let the kids swim in it for health reasons.
    There is a creek that weaves its way winds through a wooded area, under a bridge and into the lake. Note that there is an area for ball games across the bridge as well as a BMX jumps track nearby.
    Wheelchair friendly. Kid friendly. Good parking. Bring your own food and snacks.
    Written 3 February 2019
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  • Mei Y
    Nullagine, Australia1,332 contributions
    Located next to Lisbeth Avenue in Donvale, this small reserve is appealing! Well shaded by the tall precious pine trees, wheelchair friendly, it has a small playground to keep young children busy. There is even a tennis court for hire. What I find fascinating is its location where the path leads to the Mullum Mullum Creek Trail over the Hugh 'Mullum Mullum Tunnel ' Entrance marker. It also leads to bush walking tracks and beyond, through the undulating hills. Fascinating ! Hope you find it helpful!
    Written 22 January 2017
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  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia10,472 contributions
    The Habitat Filter was created by the toll road company TransUrban to occupy some wasted space. It aims to provide a habitat for small native animals and birds, and allow them to to recover their place in the urban environment. The Habitat Filter is quite easy to see, it is opposite the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA).
    Written 1 April 2022
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  • Kerryn72
    Melbourne, Australia2,675 contributions
    A local gem- a small wetland area with the river not too far away. There are a few bodies of water to wander around and explore. Birdlife is prolific- and seasonal. Last week i saw cormorants, spoonbills, purple moorhens, black swans and many many other bird varieties.

    As it's warming up the snakes are out- wear good shoes and stay on the paths! Lots of kangaroos in park and apparently wombats too- I haven't lucked one yet! It's usually a peaceful place though during lockdown some teenagers took up residence and had noisy parties and damaged some of the habitat. The rangers have cleared that. Usually quieter on weekdays!
    Written 22 October 2021
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