Located on the western fringe of Melbourne, Werribee is an extremely walkable suburb and a perfect place to downsize. Werribee boasts a warm country lifestyle with all the city perks, located under a 40 minute drive to the Melbourne CBD, close to the city of Geelong and only a short distance to the Ballarine Peninsula. There is so much to see and do in Werribee; enjoy a day at the races, talk a stroll through historic parklands or indulge in the local arts scene. Not only is the location perfect, the activities in this local area are endless, which will see you integrate into your new community in no time.
Here is a list of the top five activities in Werribee for downsizers:
Enjoy a day at the races
Whether you love horse racing or you just enjoy dressing up, the Werribee Racecourse makes for a great day out. They pride themselves on their world class facilities, mixed with a country racing feel. The Werribee Racecourse hosts a wide variety of events for year-round entertainment right in your backyard.
Shoot for a hole in one
If you love to spend your afternoon striving for a hole in one, the Sanctuary Lakes Club is perfect for the challenge. This Greg Norman designed course boasts a full 18 holes, they also state that it “demands considerable concentration and an appreciation of the effect of weather on golf strategy.” Whether you are looking to practice your swing, or meet like-minded individuals, this golf course prides itself on being an inclusive and “engaging with the community like never before”.
Bird lovers paradise
Attracting thousands of people to the Werribee area is the vast array of birds and wildlife. Just to name a few; Federation Trail, Lollypop Creek Trail, Werribee River Trail, Heathdale Glen Ordern Wetlands Trail and Skeleton Creek Trail. For a more structured tour of the great parklands, download the Harpley Discovery free walking tour app to be taken on a 30 minute guided tour to uncover the secrets of the cultural and natural history of the area. All amazing places to get back in touch with nature and spend the day exploring the local area.
A rose amongst thorns
Another great way to meet like-minded individuals is the events and volunteer program at the State Rose Garden located in the Werribee Park district. The Victoria State Rose Garden Supporters (VSRGS), host free events which are designed to educate and inform rose enthusiasts on the best way to have stunning roses. The VSRGS group come together two mornings a week to work together to keep the rose garden in tip top shape.
Arts and Culture
While Werribee might be lesser known for their arts and culture, Wyndham City Council have a great mix of spaces and events for everyone to get involved. Adjacent to Watton St, Rivière the Wyndham Cultural Centre hosts a performing arts auditorium, Tattersall’s Theatre and also the Wyndham Art Gallery. With a full calendar all year round, hosting events such as; Italian Opera Gala, which features the 40 piece Melbourne Opera Orchestra conducted by Greg Hocking AM and top opera soloists for an evening of Italian opera highlights. Or, have some laughs with the great comedy line up including Tom Gleeson who will be performing live in February. Stay up to date with the latest events on their website.
There is no wonder so many people are starting make the decision to downsize in Werribee, and move into apartment style living. Watton St, Rivière is located on the banks of the Werribee River. With nature lovers in mind this beautifully form build residences were built with nature lovers front of mind. It truly embraces the idea of being able to spend the time doing what you love.