Nature takes centre stage throughout the region. Take the time to be in the outdoors and feel the difference. Explore the magnificent private gardens open to the public such as Alowyn Gardens or the memorable Coombe – The Melba Estate, the former home to world famous opera singer Dame Nellie Melba. Picnics can be the ultimate in a family day out or an intimate day for two to reconnect and wash the worries of the week away. Wander the grounds of Maroondah Dam park and enjoy the roses, rest in an historic rotunda or find yourself on a rug under the branches of a magnificent sprawling tree. Fresh air, stunning views, amazing wildlife and spectacular gardens all make for an entirely wonderful adventure.

Aquarena Aquatic and Leisure Centre

Situated on over 11 acres of landscaped gardens, with an indoor and outdoor eatery overlooking our pool area, the centre offers world class facilities ideal for all members of your family.

Diamond Creek Regional Playspace

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The Diamond Creek Regional Playspace is a fantastic nature-themed playspace for all ages and abilities, that works closely with the natural, parkland environment. It is located at Diamond Creek Reserve, near Marngrook Oval, the Diamond Creek Bowls Club and the off-leash dog park.

Eltham Lower Park

With its mix of bushland environment, more formal park facilities and sporting grounds, Eltham Lower Park has proved very popular within the community and with visitors.

Finns Reserve

Ignite your imagination at the all abilities Wombat Bend playspace. Enjoy community art and sculptures, sensory play activities, an amphitheatre and a native forest walk.

Healesville Outdoor Pool

The Healesville Outdoor Pool is located in beautiful Queens Park in Healesville. This seasonal aquatic facilities operates from December to March.

Healesville Sanctuary

"Explore a bushland haven for Australian wildlife at Healesville Sanctuary, just one hour from Melbourne in the stunning Yarra Valley."

Lillydale Lake & Playground

Lillydale Lake is open at all times and has a range of facilities and activities to suit everyone, including an all-abilities playground, outdoor fitness station, walking tracks, fishing jetties, BBQs, picnic shelters, sandy beach areas and public toilets.

Maroondah Reservoir Park

Maroondah features gardens with stands of native and exotic trees, native animals and birds and walking tracks. Its playground, lawns and cool summer shade make it a popular picnic destination in warmer months.

Mt Evelyn Skate Park

Street style skate park that transitions between a top and bottom level, offering varied skate experiences for the novice and more experienced skaters and riders. The skate park is located next to Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail.

Queens Park Playspace

The Queens Park Playspace features new playground equipment, landscaping and paths to create formal and informal seating and play areas and equipment and areas for families and people of all ages.

Red Earth Community Park

Located next to the Mooroolbark Community Centre, this playground has basket swings, spinning disks and spiral slide. Part of the larger Red Earth Community Park with lots of open space including a sports oval.

Ruffey Lake Park

Loved by locals and visitors and flaunted as the park that ‘has it all’, Ruffey Lake Park is popular for social gatherings and family reunions.

Seville Water Play Park

Seville is home to the Yarra Valley's first water play park. Located next to the township of Seville, and the Seville Recreation Reserve, the water play park is a great place for children of all ages, and families to enjoy.

Warburton Water World

Brand new water play park, playspace and recreation area for all ages - on the banks of the Yarra river, adjacent to the Warburton Holiday Park.

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