The Hunt Club Community Arts Centre provides two gallery spaces for visual artists plus a range of spaces for meetings, classes and workshops. Five artist-in-residence studios plus a pottery studio are also provided at the Centre.
"Our treatments and tranquil surroundings restore the mind, body and soul"
Bella Medispa was created to provide the ultimate in quality service and skin care products that delivers only exceptional results. We have created a peaceful, tranquil sanctuary to renew your strength and bring the body into harmony with the rhythm of nature. Here at Bella Spa we understand that life can be busy, the daily stresses can cause our body and mind to be in a panic so we have created the ultimate environment whereby from the time you walk in to the time you leave it’s all about you.We have dedicated, professional, friendly skin therapist who provide only the best bella skin care for you.
Begin your journey at Bella Medispa by enjoying our complimentary herbals teas and other beverages while resting in our exquisite relaxation room which features a relaxing water fountain to deeply relax you.
Since its formation in the 1920s, Hoyts has been associated with countless successful innovations in the film exhibition industry and today Hoyts operates over 350 screens in the oceanic region, consolidating its place among the top three major exhibitors.
With showcase cinemas at Fox Studios and Chatswood in Sydney, Chadstone and Melbourne Central in Victoria and Carousel in Perth, Hoyts continues to set high standards in cinematic excellence and offers its patrons a wide variety of customised viewing experiences including Cinema Paris, La Premiere and Directors Suite screenings.
Hoyts Watergardens is located in the entertainment and restaurant precinct of the Watergardens shopping centre.
Hoyts Watergardens is a well catered cinema with 8 screens, stadium seating and Xtremescreen.
You can ride on our 7 ¼” gauge steam or diesel locomotives, and, although able to carry fewer passengers, the smaller 5” or 3 ½ gauge track and a variety of members
The large gauge track is 1400 metres long, a scenic ride taking 12 – 15 minutes, travelling through cuttings and over bridges with a view of Mt Macedon in the background.
The smaller gauge track is 620 metres long and equally attractive.
We have an enclosed private picnic area complete with coin in the slot barbecue and there are toilet facilities and a kiosk at the station. There is also a great children’s
playground right outside our gates including more picnic tables and shelter in the public parkland area.
Brimbank Central is a single level, fully enclosed shopping complex located approximately 18kms northwest of Melbourne's CBD with Woolworths, Coles, ALDI, Target, Kmart and over 110 specialty stores. The Centre has more than 1,700 free carparks with 335 of them underground, including disabled car parking and parking for parents with prams.
Brimbank Central with its range of stores, from National brand retailers to local favourites is ideally suited to its central location of servicing the communities of the Western Suburbs with everything under the one roof and easy, convenient shopping!
Watergardens Town Centre is the focal point of the community in the growing township of Taylors Lakes in Melbourne’s Western suburbs. Constructed on a 56 hectare Greenfield site in 1997, the Town Centre is located amidst an abundance of newly developed housing estates and has become recognised as the first choice retail destination for locals who enjoy the relaxed and friendly shopping environment.
Supporting the local community in every way possible with initiatives such as Neighborhood Watch, a specialist Workplacement program, community exhibitions and more, Watergardens Town Centre is committed to making every member of the local community feel right at home in their very own shopping precinct.
Visit the links below to find out more about Watergardens Town Centre.
Just a short drive from the heart of the city is the Maribyrnong Valley Parklands featuring Brimbank Park and Horseshoe Bend Farm. The parklands offer ideal settings for picnics, walks along the extensive network of trails, fishing, canoeing and bird watching, all set within peaceful parklands surrounded by prolific birdlife. Things to see and do - Watch for the many water birds and enjoy the scenic walking tracks or stop in at the cafe - Enjoy meeting the animals at Horseshoe Bend Farm - Walk along the Australian Plant Trail and experience the colour and beauty of plants suitable for growing in the Keilor area - Cycle along the wide paths. The main trail follows the river and forms a circuit of 4.3 kilometres. It links to the Maribyrnong River Trail, making it possible to walk or cycle from Keilor along the river as far as Footscray 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.
The Organ Pipes, a set of basalt columns formed by the cooling and cracking of molten lava, are the most well known feature of the park. Enjoy a picnic, a walk and the spring wattle blossom. Things to do - The park is an excellent place for picnics, walks, bird observing and photography. - Stand on the viewing platform - the basalt Keilor Plains all around you are part of one of the world's largest lava flows. - Walk down the path to view the 'organ pipes' - a set of basalt columns formed by lava. - Look for yellowish sandstones and mudstones across the creek 200 metres downstream from the 'organ pipes'. - Fossils in these rocks suggest they are sedimentary rocks laid down under the sea about 400 million years ago. - Walk upstream about 400 metres past the 'organ pipes' and see Rosette Rock - a radial array of basalt columns like the spokes of a wheel. - Look at the Tessellated Pavement, the tops of basalt columns. - Enjoy a picnic while looking out for waterbirds, blue wrens, cockatoos, rosellas, magpies and wedge-tailed eagles. 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.
Animal Land Children's Farm was originally established in 1985 with a goal provide children with a wonderful place to learn about farm animals. Meet all types of farm animals. From cows, sheep, goats, pigs, ducks, chooks, ponies, alpacas, donkeys, deer, turkeys, peacocks, cockatoos, rabbits, guinea pigs and more. Animal Land Children's Farm has been specifically set up to give children that real hands on farming experience. Children can only learn so much in the classroom. Here they get to scratch, feel, smell and hear all the experiences of life on a farm. From the moment you arrive you will be treated with that friendly country welcome. Ducks Quacking, Geese honking, Rosters crowing. They are all there to greet you. Animal Land specialise in giving you a sensory experience. You get the opportunity to get up close and personal with some really cute farm animals. Come and milk a cow in the Dairy, have a hand led pony ride, take a tractor ride to feed animals or nurse the baby animals. You also get the chance to collect the eggs from the Chooks, feed the ducks on the dam, go ponding and plant a tree. Have a go at growing some seedlings or try your luck at farm sports such as poopa scooping. Are you looking for some where special for your next outing? Then Animal Land Children's Farm is the place to go. If you can't go to them, then try their mobile petting farm or pony rides. Animals on the farm love it when children come to visit them.
ust a short drive from the heart of the city is the Maribyrnong Valley Parklands featuring Brimbank Park and Horseshoe Bend Farm. The parklands offer ideal settings for picnics, walks along the extensive network of trails, fishing, canoeing and bird watching, all set within peaceful parklands surrounded by prolific birdlife. NOTE: Horseshoe Bend Farm is not open to visitors. Horseshoe Bend Farm is a popular destination for visitors of all ages. During the week it is regularly occupied by young families, play groups, primary schools and older recreation groups. Things to see and do - See a range of farm animals including pigs, dairy cows, sheep, goats, Clydesdales, donkeys, peacocks, ducks and other bird life - Come to the Horseshoe Bend Farm Open Day held on third Sunday of each month. Activities include pony rides and craft stalls - Try the two kilometre Wetland Circuit walking track which runs along the edge of the Maribyrnong River - The farm can be booked for weddings, parties, conferences and other special occasions. Self guided farm tours, pony rides and children's parties are also available 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.
Overnewton Castle was built in the Victorian Tudor style, inspired by 16th century English and Scottish architecture, by William Taylor in 1849 and now stand as a prominent heritage building. Celebrating 165 years in 2014 Overnewton Castle will be open for public tours of the 36 room establishment on the first Sunday of every month, bookings are essential. Overnewton Castle is open for events such as weddings, high tea's, children's days, private functions and any other occasion that requires catering. With elaborate sitting rooms, stunning architecture, plenty of natural light and breathtaking interiors, this is a one of a kind venue that will continue to impress your senses every corner that you turn. The homestead consists of 36 rooms including seven bedrooms (the master room included a small circular room and a dressing room) schoolroom, library, drawing room, two kitchens, five servants rooms and the Billiard room. There are still many original features such as tiles in the bathrooms, claw foot bath and the old IXL wood stove in the kitchen. Several out buildings on the estate include a bluestone butchery and dairy, lamp room, boot room, coach-house, stables, woolshed, shearing sheds and machine shed. The years have been kind to Overnewton Castle, today it remains much the same as when it was originally built. Hidden away amongst the old trees, it has seen many changes throughout the years. Gone are the days of horse and carriages, gas light and servants, but the old world grace and charm along with the elegance, grandeur and atmosphere of a bygone era still remain. Having been restored over the years and an elegant dining room added to the estate this is definitely a private hidden treasure and one not to be missed if you have the opportunity.
Galli Estate was the vision of Tuscan born Lorenzo Galli who came to Australia in the 1950's. It was moving full circle for Lorenzo, whose family had made wine in Italy for generations.
Two vineyard sites were carefully selected, in the Heathcote and Sunbury wine regions of Victoria. Each was planted with grape varieties that ideally suited their individual soils and climate.
Established in 1997 the Galli Estate Winery occupies 120 acres just 40 minutes northwest of Melbourne city and together with 260 acre Heathcote vineyard known as Camelback after the nearby Camel Ranges.
Grapes varieties across both properties include Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Fiano, Sangiovese, Tempranillo, Nebbiolo, Viognier, Grenache and Merlo. Further development is continuing with plantings of some exciting new Italian varietals. Along with the vineyards, there is a state of the art winery, cellar door and restaurant situated at Plumpton, near Sunbury.
The award winning selection of wines and Restaurant offers a range of options including a la carte dining and light lunches in a relaxed vineyard atmosphere. During the cooler months you can enjoy the warmth of the large open fire.
'Galli Estate, at the southern end of the Sunbury region offers excellent wines at very fair prices and has already put it on the radar of wine buffs far and wide. An Italian influence pervades the cellar door and the smart, modern restaurant, where you can enjoy great food looking across a broad sweep of vineyard, or go alfresco on the outside deck. Galli Estate, which has been accredited by James Halliday as a five-star winery, has its own vineyards at Sunbury and a larger vineyard in the Heathcote region which provides outstanding material to extend this substantial winery's already very good range.' Ralph Kyte-Powell