To experience nature and wildlife at its best, come to Melbourne’s Woodlands Historic Park. This beautiful nature park will offer you an enthralling glimpse of diverse Australian landscapes, natural habitats and a variety of wildlife.
The park was first discovered by early European settlers back in the 1840s. Today, the Woodlands Historic Park is a famous weekend day trip and family hiking spot – only 20kms from the city.
Woodlands Historic Park Address, Map & Opening Hours
The scenic Woodlands Park features a 150-year old homestead, believed to belong to the indigenous people who once inhabited the land. The park is also home to native canoe trees, grasses, shrubs and a wide array of flora species.
Within the park, you will notice some fenced areas also known as ‘Back Paddock.’ These spots are created for visitors who enjoy watching the native wildlife in its natural habitat. You’ll see birds, kangaroos and a variety of other wildlife species within the park’s dense wooded setting.
Woodlands Historic Park welcomes visitors with vehicles between 8.30am and 4.30pm. However, the park offers all-day pedestrian access at all times. Whether it is morning or evening, you can always come here for a scenic walk, or a more strenuous hike.
The homestead within the park is also open to explore. Guided tours offer you an insight in the history of the homestead and its natives owners.
Also don’t miss out on exploring the famous nature walk along Moonee Ponds Creek. This 1.5km long trail offers magnificent views of the local parklands and nearby creek.