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Wattle Park

1012 Riversdale Road | Surrey Hills, Melbourne, Victoria 2004, Australia
+61 13 19 63
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Great experience

Great park with bbq facilities, oval, tennis court, golf course, playground and a wedding venue... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2017
Melbourne, Australia
Lovely little park

I didn't realize this was here. Lovely park with a number of tracks and many old trees. Small... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2017
a t
Box Hill, Australia
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Wattle Park is a popular metropolitan park that has a blend of historic buildings, picnic grounds, recreational facilities and natural bush spread over 55 hectares. Huge gum trees, wattles, seasonal wildflowers and ponds are all significant features. Wattle Park is an excellent location for a variety of activities from jogging to bird watching, golf to cricket. Meet for a picnic or barbecue and in the warmer months you may see the Melbourne Tramways Band playing on a Sunday afternoon. The beautiful historic Wattle Park Chalet, a quaint European-style establishment built in 1928. The Chalet, popular for functions, is set among exotic trees and sweeping lawns. For a great escape within the suburbs, this is the place to visit. Despite the urban surroundings of Wattle Park, there's also a surprising diversity of flora and fauna within its boundaries. Children can even enjoy being a tram conductor in one of the old trams. The nine hole public golf course is a lovely setting to practice your swing. There are also three tennis courts. Visit the filtration ponds alongside Damper Creek and see ducks and frogs amongst the native rushes. Immerse yourself in the history and nature of the park. Wattle Park is on Riversdale Rd Burwood. Vehicle access is from Riversdale Rd. Enter by foot from Riversdale Rd, Warrigal Rd, Patterson Ave or Elgar Rd. Tram 70 stops near the park entrance. The toilets and most paths in the park are accessible for visitors with limited mobility.
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“gum trees” (3 reviews)
“natural bush” (2 reviews)
“picnic spot” (2 reviews)
1012 Riversdale Road | Surrey Hills, Melbourne, Victoria 2004, Australia
+61 13 19 63
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Reviewed 30 October 2017

Great park with bbq facilities, oval, tennis court, golf course, playground and a wedding venue. There is also walking / running track around the park.

Thank amyplumridge101
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

I didn't realize this was here. Lovely park with a number of tracks and many old trees. Small native birds flit around and sing. Lots of good spaces for different activities. Tracks for walking and running. An oval field with park benches for laps, playing...More

Thank a t
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Wattle Park is full of mainly native trees, mostly gum trees (eucalypti). It's a rather wild place, but has some charming rustic built features. The Number 70 tram goes right past it. The park is dog friendly, just take your dog's leavings with you.

Thank Jeffry B
Reviewed 31 March 2017

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 various quality, through tall gum trees...More

Thank platypus150
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Lufta2015
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

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 bushwalking tracks. Nice gentle grade...More

1  Thank Mei Y
Reviewed 20 November 2016

I attended the Wattle Park Chalet for a wedding recently and it was simply humbly beautiful. The ceremony took place in the garden behind the Chalet. It was a small, simple and sweet setting. The majority of the guests stood throughout the ceremony as there...More

Thank Sara_Gah
Reviewed 16 September 2016

This is a pleasant park with natural bush and a golf course and is area to escape the suburbia and traffic around.

Thank Oldjack
Reviewed 7 May 2016

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 that you don't get confused). Last...More

Thank philipethompson
Reviewed 12 January 2016

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 and the trip home. Originally created...More

Thank Alan R
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