Wattle Park, Melbourne

3.7
#24 of 49 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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  • October 3, 2017
    Wattle Park is full of mainly native trees, mostly gum trees (eucalypti). It's a rather wild place, but has some charming rustic built features. The Number 70 tram goes right past it. The park is dog ...  more »
  • March 30, 2017
    This park is so vast, that it would be possible to get lost in it. Along Riversdale Road there are about 5 tram stops (#70) that provide access to it, plus the #903 bus. I walked along paths of variou...  more »
  • March 10, 2017
    If you are in this are and want to come out in the nature is Wattle Park. Big untouched trees which you can walk under, nice clubhouse, playground and golf course  more »
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  • September 2, 2017
    Plenty of space for the kids to run about and the playground was also big. A few extra picnic table would be useful.
  • May 10, 2017
    Great scenery my dog and I think. Lovely nature reserve and playground with seating, excellent place to go on a Sunday arvo. There's nothing bad I have to say about this park besides from the poor colour choices on the play equipment but I am an entire or designer so I am very picky.
  • May 5, 2017
    Beautiful park. Ample parking. BBQ facilities with great kids play area. Public toilet. Nearby golf course and a nice cafe.
  • September 14, 2017
    Attractive, under-used open space in melb
  • August 23, 2017
    Lovely park with plenty of walking tracks and facilities.

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