Melbourne was founded on the east-west axis of the Yarra River. At first, the north bank was developed with commercial and residential buildings, and land on the south bank left largely vacant. After the Swanston St-Princes Bridge-St Kilda Road line formed a north-south axis, the sloping land to the south-east, bounded by the river, Anderson St, Domain Rd and St Kilda Road, was set apart in 1841 as the Domain parkland, including a reserve for a future Government House. When Ferdinand von Mueller was appointed Director of the Botanic Gardens in 1857, he was in charge of landscaping the whole Domain, including the reserve, as one parkland.
Enter into a world of healing bliss and peaceful serenity. A world away from worlds, where you can forget about your cares for a moment in time. In today's fast paced world our lives can spiral out of control, causing disharmony in and around our bodies. We have forgotten how to give ourselves the precious gift of time-out to nurture ourselves. Let your healing begin at Uniqity with one of our nurturing treatments. Choose from Hawaiian Lomi Lomi massage, Kahi loa, Therapeutic massage, relaxation massage, reflexology, reiki, ear candling, vibration therapy and hot rock massage. All our natural therapies are based on ancient healing systems designed to allow your body to harmonise, balance and energise itself, leading to healing on all levels.
It is my sincere wish for you that when you experience Lomi Lomi you will feel free to embrace your uniqueness and allow it to guide and inspire you on an empowering healing journey as it did for me.
Thai Massage Therapies Melbourne was established in 2005 and has managed to build a solid reputation of providing clients with a high standard of treatment in both Traditional Thai Massage and Remedial Massage Therapy at very reasonable prices. So whether you suffer from migraine headaches, back pain, arthritis, tennis elbow, muscle strains aches and pains, or if you just need a little pampering with a soothing relaxation massage; then give us a call for your authentic Thai experience.
"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.
The Melbourne 3 Man League series is open to all players & teams, especially to those who want to get into the sport of paintball and have never played competition before. If you want to get into the next league season, please send us an email or give us a call and we'll provide you with all the information you'll need.
Training nights are available every Thursday night from 7pm, however, interested players MUST call or email in advance to let us know you will be attending.
All players are welcome to attend. Give us a call for further information.
Direct Factory Outlet for big brands, big bargains and big savings of up to 70% off at South Wharf, Essendon and Moorabbin.
You'll find over 120 big name brands all under the one roof, with Cotton On, Country Road, Diana Ferarri, Guess, Industrie, Jacqui E, Just Jeans, Portmans and Witchery. DFO is all for fashion.
With so many brands to choose from, you’re sure to find everything you’re looking for in ladies and men's fashion, children's wear, footwear, handbags and luggage, homewares, lingerie and jewellery, more specialised stores and loads more. And to keep your energy levels up there are food courts, cafes and juice bars.
So, hurry down to DFO where we are waiting to serve you.
Online Shopping from Westfield. Buy Men's and Women's Clothing, Kids Toys, Computers, Movies and a wide range of other items online.
Established in 1974 as a single enclosed mall, Broadmeadows Shopping Centre has grown to become approximately 61,120 sq.m in size, housing over 200 specialty stores. Broadmeadows Shopping Centre has a full length glass atrium roof over the malls and foodcourt, which provides an abundance of natural lighting and a pleasant shopping environment. Scaling between the height of the glass ceilings and the width of the malls gives the Centre a feeling of even space and excellent synergy. A broad range of fresh food, entertainment and apparel at different price points is available, catering to a wide market.
The new youth & entertainment precinct opened it's doors on the 4th of August 2006. We have eagerly awaited the transformation of the development site into a new and exciting shopping and entertainment hub. This development certainly supports the vision that our high quality Centre will attract our local customers and new visitors alike to ‘Discover the beauty within’ Broadmeadows Shopping Centre. With our strengthened offer of product, competitive prices and friendly ambience, teamed with our reputation for high customer service; our future for all to share is exciting and very encouraging.
Meadow Heights Shopping Centre is located in Coolaroo, Victoria
Gladstone Park Shopping Centre is your place for essentials. Essential services, food, fashion, gifts and homewares.
You'll find everything you need to prepare your family a delicious meal from Woolworths, Supa IGA and our friendly fresh food stores including our butcher, fresh fish, poultry, fruit and veg, two bakeries and two continental delicatessens.
We also offer CBA, ANZ, Westpac and Australia Post under one roof and a great range of services. With thirteen fashion stores including Millers Fashion Club, along with a fantastic food court and cosy cafes, you can shop and then have a relaxing lunch or coffee with friends.
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.
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. Things to see and do - The park offers over 53ha for visitors to take in, explore and enjoy. Features include walking paths, large open spaces, picnic facilities and free gas barbecues - Visitors can take a leisurely stroll through the 'Ironbark Trail' or have a picnic or barbecue - Greenvale Reservoir Park offers many open spaces where you can enjoy the great outdoors, fly a kite or breathe in fresh air while going for a jog - 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.
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. The fenced 'Back Paddock' is a great spot to see kangaroos, birds and other wildlife. Things to see and do - Visit Woodlands Homestead. Hosts will provide interesting accounts of its many owners over the years. - Enjoy a picnic among the magnificent River Red Gum trees at the Somerton Road picnic area - Explore the 1.5 km Moonee Ponds Creek Nature Walk - Wander through the fenced 'Back Paddock' and see kangaroos, birds and other wildlife - Walk up Gellibrand Hill. Explore the granite boulders and enjoy panoramic views - Find out more about guided walks, spotlight strolls and more - Sign up with the Friends of Woodlands Historic Park Inc. and assist on a variety of projects - Jog or ride a bike or horse along the tracks - View kangaroos in their natural surroundings 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.
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.