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Wattle Park, Melbourne

3.7
#23 of 33 in Parks in Melbourne
Nature / Park
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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4.2
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  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • I will rate it 4 if I live there! It has everything on a small scale. There is a two km cycling/walking track suitable for wheelchairs. I can squeeze 6 km walk out of it if I go through the bushwalkin...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Beautiful park. Ample parking. BBQ facilities with great kids play area. Public toilet. Nearby golf course and a nice cafe.
  • Great play area and good clean BBQ's. Plus old trams for the kids to play in
  • Nice set up, urban forest like. The trams would love some care.
  • Honestly one of the best parks on the east side of Melbourne. You really feel relaxed here. Older playground equipment, but it didn't do us much harm as kids(only the occasional broken arm)!

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