Wattle Park, Melbourne

3.9
#21 of 64 in Parks in Melbourne
Take a long break at Wattle Park, noted for its plantation of 12,000 wattle trees. The park contains areas of indigenous remnant bushland, identified as regionally significant, and a high diversity of native fauna rarely found in other suburban habitats. At this location you can observe over 20 species of butterflies, at least 60 species of beetles, three species of frogs, bats, possums, and a huge variety of birds. Take advantage of the park’s two playgrounds, picnic areas, and barbecue facilities. As the terminus of tram route 70, the park retains its historic connection to the city’s tramways, and includes two old trams as popular shelters within its grounds. A small café, golf and tennis courts, and public toilets are also available. Arrange to visit Wattle Park and other attractions in Melbourne using our Melbourne driving holiday planner.
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  • Once you step into this park you immediately feel at peace, whether walking or running along the pathway. sitting at the restaurant or just watching a tennis match.  more »
  • Local course, mid to low quality fairways and greens. Played here multiple times, can be very very busy with no course restrictions on numbers. Slow play a massive issue. Not sure if school holidays b...  more »
  • Delightful at any time of the year, especially winter when the golden Wattle flowers. Lots of space to walk, play with the dog. Public golf course, kids playground and parking.  more »
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  • Very peaceful and old trams as picnic venues and old tennis courts. Open native tree space but no adventure playground for kids. Bring an old tennis racket and an furry dog ball, a kite, a football or a dog or two on a lead.
  • Great playground equipment. Kids love the trams. Needs less dust, more grass and more shade for another star. Didn't find the water bubbler. Kids love it here.
  • Not my favourite walking park. Has more hills than the map will lead you to believe. Fine for a wander but don't plan a picnic here or anything like that.
  • The park is huge. Great for picnics with the gas BBQs near the old trams close to the playground. Great oval that attracts tonnes of joggers who have made their own path around it. Numerous tracks (kms) throughout. Lots of park benches to rest. Not allowed to fly remote helis, drones or planes due to hospital within 5km.
  • A beautiful family park would be a lot of activities for kids as well as several bbq outings with plenty of picnic area. Before this there is a café as well as a golf course ⛳
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