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Wattle Park, Melbourne
(3.6/5 based on 40+ reviews on the web)
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. A visit to Wattle Park represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Melbourne trip itinerary planner to plot your vacation.
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TripAdvisor
  • This is a pleasant park with natural bush and a golf course and is area to escape the suburbia and traffic around. 
  • Trevor Hollingsworth is a terrific golf teacher. He has taught both myself and my now teenage son. He tries and gets you to concentrate on say no more than 3 things at a time when he is teaching (so t...  more »
  • Unless you live locally the average tourist wouldn’t come here but as we have family living nearby it proved to be a pleasant place to spend a couple of hours or so before we headed off to the airport...  more »
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  • A great local park for long country walks. I come here to play tennis in the summer and there's always a fitness group, footy or cricket team playing on the oval. The barbecue area is free and the old trams are a great attraction for the kids. There are also a nice 9 hole golf course and a very classic garden Chalet that my auntie was married at a couple of years ago.
  • I love this park and remember virtually growing up in it. It tends to be a bit rundown these days and there isn't any lighting. If bringing kids keep them in the large (and well furnished) playground. There are no bins aswell. It's nice to walk around the entire perimeter as it's a huge park there are 2 ovals and a tennis court/club also.
  • Grew up next to this park, apart from people always setting the trams on fire ( inside joke ) this park is great. Play grounds for the kids, BBQ and natural beauty of a manicured park
  • Seems like a decent park. Only really walk through it though and haven't actually spent much time in it itself.
  • 4 bbq hot plates, tables, toilets, a little store as part of the golf and decent parking. The trees are all eucalyptus which means the shade is poor and there is no lawn. It looks all a bit 1950s. It's ok but there are much better parks. It is large and there are bushland walks which could be nice if not a hot day. There are no rubbish bins.