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Wattle Park

1012 Riversdale Road | Surrey Hills, Melbourne, Victoria 2004, Australia
+61 13 19 63
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Unusual park mixture

I was introduced to this suburban parkland by a friend who lives not far from it. I haven't seen it... read more

Reviewed December 13, 2014
Melbourne, Australia
A little bit of 'bush' in the suburbs

Nice place for a walk in the 'bush' if you don't want to travel too far. Will go back and check out... read more

Reviewed November 7, 2014
Melbourne, Australia
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Wattle Park is a popular metropolitan park that has a blend of historic buildings, picnic grounds, recreational facilities and natural bush spread over 55 hectares. Huge gum trees, wattles, seasonal wildflowers and ponds are all significant features. Wattle Park is an excellent location for a variety of activities from jogging to bird watching, golf to cricket. Meet for a picnic or barbecue and in the warmer months you may see the Melbourne Tramways Band playing on a Sunday afternoon. The beautiful historic Wattle Park Chalet, a quaint European-style establishment built in 1928. The Chalet, popular for functions, is set among exotic trees and sweeping lawns. For a great escape within the suburbs, this is the place to visit. Despite the urban surroundings of Wattle Park, there's also a surprising diversity of flora and fauna within its boundaries. Children can even enjoy being a tram conductor in one of the old trams. The nine hole public golf course is a lovely setting to practice your swing. There are also three tennis courts. Visit the filtration ponds alongside Damper Creek and see ducks and frogs amongst the native rushes. Immerse yourself in the history and nature of the park. Wattle Park is on Riversdale Rd Burwood. Vehicle access is from Riversdale Rd. Enter by foot from Riversdale Rd, Warrigal Rd, Patterson Ave or Elgar Rd. Tram 70 stops near the park entrance. The toilets and most paths in the park are accessible for visitors with limited mobility.
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“gum trees” (3 reviews)
“box hill” (2 reviews)
“natural bush” (2 reviews)
1012 Riversdale Road | Surrey Hills, Melbourne, Victoria 2004, Australia
+61 13 19 63
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Reviewed December 13, 2014

I was introduced to this suburban parkland by a friend who lives not far from it. I haven't seen it all yet by any means, but I enjoyed what we saw on our afternoon visit. There's such a mixture: native bushland, a golf course, buildings...More

Thank Alys-Schatzi
Reviewed November 7, 2014

Nice place for a walk in the 'bush' if you don't want to travel too far. Will go back and check out the small golf course they have there. Rather dry - no creek or flowing water that i could see. good place to take...More

Thank FrancesFV
Reviewed November 1, 2014

The park has some walks and has shops a short drive or walk away. Its good, but probably better walking along the creek down near Deakin University

Thank Dara-Khmer
Reviewed October 24, 2014 via mobile

Great park for young kids. Not many people. Old trams make great attraction for kids to climb and look at. Lots of room to kick the ball around

Thank Rudi U
Reviewed October 2, 2014

On the side of a hill makes a great place for a simple walk with friends and children, or a bike ride to get quite sporty. The old tram cars are fitted with benches and tables, so meals can be taken in there. Makes for...More

Thank LRom4U
Reviewed May 24, 2014

I used to take my children for a play, but now take my grandchildren! Lots of space to run, walk, play ball, fly a kite. Large oval, tennis courts, golf links, free BBQ, tables, swings, slides, old trams and lots more. I can hear the...More

Thank Murray C
Reviewed October 30, 2013

It is a pretty large park with a grass tennis court - like Wimbledon, a golf course, and a running track. Great place for a jogging. Very quiet and friendly environment. Easy to park your car.

Thank FranckJa
Reviewed September 3, 2013

My wife and I spent 18 days in Melbourne, We enjoyed so much with in and out of the beautiful city. I could not let a chance to say something about Wattle Park go by. I was fortunate to be able to walk up to...More

Thank Michael M
Reviewed June 11, 2013

This is said to be one of the oldest public gardens in Melbourne and is a great place for a pleasant stroll through the bush, particularly when the thousands of wattles are in bloom. Quite hilly though, so you will get a pretty good workout!

Thank brenda b
Reviewed June 3, 2013

Wattle Park is a well well established park, one I use to go to as a teenager and then later on for golf. It is a park for all the family, it has a couple of old trams for the kids to play around in,...More

Thank MitchMitch52
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