Werribee is in the heart of Wyndham, one of Melbourne’s fast-growing corridors, with their growth continually on the rise. The residents and community are embracing the future of Werribee with the new City Center and Wyndham Park Redevelopment plan. It’s easy to see why the locals love living there and we want to share the top five lesser known attractions for you to explore this weekend.
Glamping at the Zoo, Sunday picnics on the grounds of the Werribee mansion and hiking the natural wonders, this is just the beginning of what can be explored in Werribee. Not only are there endless possibilities for weekend exploring, the local economic growth plans make it desirable for anyone considering moving to the area. With the current redevelopment happening in Werribee, it really is a beautiful environment to work, live and raise a family.
The Victoria Government have committed to investing in the future of Werribee, with such developments as; The Education City facility, $3.2 million invested into the new WyndhamPark and $11.5 million invested into the Chirnside Park Hub redevelopment which will see many recreational activities for all. With the current redevelopment happening in Werribee, it really is a beautiful environment to work, live and raise a family.
Here are the top 5 things to do in Werribee this weekend:
Glamping at the Open Range Zoo
Werribee is very well known for their Open Range Zoo, the perfect way to experience the natural wonders of Africa without the long flight. A lesser known gem, the unique glamping opportunity for a romantic getaway, offers up-close encounters with the animals, delicious dinner and a buffet breakfast in the morning. The Slumber Safari is a perfect way to celebrate a special occasion with your loved ones and right in your backyard.
Picnic in the Mansion
The Werribee Mansion is so much more than just another tourist attraction. Lesser known and most underrated, are the surrounding grounds. It is certainly a hot spot for the locals of Werribee, but it truly is the best part of the Mansion.The grounds also host a variety of great events such as; outdoor concerts, ladies’ day at the polo and more. If it’s something a bit lower key you are looking for, spending a Sunday afternoon with cheese platter and a bottle of wine out on the lawn is a Sunday perfectly spent.
Hikes to the Bird Lovers Paradise
For those who love to get out and embrace natural beauty, another hot spot is the Werribee Gorge State Park. Known for its wild and rugged natural beauty, the views are phenomenal. There are countless varieties of walking tracks for all levels, with the most popular being Meikles Point picnic area. Not only does it offer stunning views over the cliff, it also leads to popular swimming holes and historic sites. For the bird lovers, the Western Treatment Plant has been recognised as one of the best places in Australia to see birds and a great way to get amongst the excitement is to join BirdLife Werribee.
Stroll along the park lands
Another beautiful thing to explore in Werribee is the river, which spans the length of 110kms. Some of the best weekends can be spent exploring the river with so many different activities to enjoy. The cycling path is the best way to explore the beauty of the river, being able to take in the sights, sounds and smells of nature. People come from all over Australia to see the large variety of birds that utilize the wetlands and parklands. Whether exploring, fishing, kayaking, the Werribee river has an activity to suit all moods.
Summer events in the heart of the city
Soak up the sun over the warmer months, in the heart of Werribee. Station comes alive all weekend in the summer months with their Pop Up Park, which hosts great events like; Saturday hosts a great open air cinema for the whole family to enjoy and on a Sunday they have food trucks to suit all tastes in the city centre. If you’re looking for a fun Friday Night out, start out at the Friday Night Concert series, hosting some of Australia’s best talent then make your way over to ShadowFax Winery for their Friday night sessions in their beautiful outdoor winery space.
Evergrande set forth to develop the most spacious and luxurious apartments in the area, without the extravagant price tag. From this, Watton St Riviére was born.A boutique development, with only 36 generously proportioned apartments and 11 retail spaces, Watton St Riviére is shaping the new Werribee CBD. The perfect destination to come home to luxury, after spending the day exploring the surrounds. The Wyndham City Council has done an amazing job of making Werribee one of the most livable destinations in Melbourne. The constant investment in the future of Werribee; through the education system to the park lands, you only need to visit for a day or two to really understand why so many people are moving into the area to call it home.