Top 10 Things to do in Croydon, Australia

January 3, 2018 Jacquiline Darosa

Discover the best top things to do in Croydon, Australia including Yarra Valley Winery Tours, William Ricketts Sanctuary, Ringwood Lake, Maroondah Adventure Golf Park, National Rhododendron Gardens, Dandenong Ranges, Marie Wallace Park, Mooroolbark Community Centre, Elizabeth Bridge Reserve, Tarralla Creek Trail.
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1. Yarra Valley Winery Tours

17 Hightech Pl, Lilydale, Victoria 3140, Australia
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5 based on 109 reviews

Yarra Valley Winery Tours

Yarra Valley Winery Tours was established in 1992 and is located in the Yarra Valley region. Public Winery Tours - with a small group size & flexible itinerary. Private Tours - for any group size, can be tailored to suit your requirements. Celebrations, social outings, Hen's Days. Corporate client entertainment, team building, incentive or reward. Private charter or wedding & concert transfer also available.

Reviewed By Lesley H - Greater Melbourne, Australia

We have been to many wineries in the Yarra Valley as we live closeby, but it was lovely to be picked up and driven by someone else. Our driver/ guide David was very knowledgeable and took us to a couple of wineries that we had never been to which was great, as well as others that were favourites. We had lunch at De Bortolis which is always wonderful food and service, we even tasted and bought some cheese from their special cheese room. It was a bonus that there was just four of us plus driver on the tour, so it was very personal and in a most comfortable vehicle. Communication with the company was reliable and timely. The other couple on the tour with us were from the US and they had booked it from there with no problem. Thanks to all concerned for a great day and especially my daughter for the gift voucher.

2. William Ricketts Sanctuary

Mount Dandenong Tourist Road, Mount Dandenong, Victoria, Australia +61 3 9751 1300
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4.5 based on 304 reviews

William Ricketts Sanctuary

Reviewed By TommyV56

If you have the chance to visit this place, please do it. It is a magical place. The sculptures are magnificent and the setting in the Dandenong ranges is spectacular. A spiritual Wonderland of shear beauty, creativity and serenity.

3. Ringwood Lake

Mt Dandenong Rd, Ringwood, Maroondah, Victoria 3135, Australia
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4.5 based on 39 reviews

Ringwood Lake

Reviewed By Leanne W - Ringwood, Australia

If you can ignore the brown colour of the water you will find Ringwood Lake a restful oasis.
A great childrens playground, plenty of tables and bench Seating, interesting paths, open spaces and the lake.
I have taken my Grandson, Thomas there often. The area is always clean, safe and dotted with families.
There are families feeding the ducks on the lake if that suits you, clean amenities and lots of shady trees for when the weather gets warmer.
A lovely space!

4. Maroondah Adventure Golf Park

363 Maroondah Hwy, Chirnside Park, Victoria 3116, Australia +61 3 9727 3082
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4.5 based on 27 reviews

Maroondah Adventure Golf Park

Reviewed By Paul B

A lovely place to take the family or a loved one for a git of mini golf. With the outdoor and indoor course on offer (or both if you cant resist), the courses are both challenging and fun. They are constantly upgrading with minor changes made regularly. Also great to be able to win prizes for hole in ones and overall score. Ask at the desk when you finish.

5. National Rhododendron Gardens

The Georgian Rd, Olinda, Victoria 3788, Australia +61 13 19 63
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4.5 based on 391 reviews

National Rhododendron Gardens

A spring spectacular! The National Rhododendron Gardens are host to brilliantly coloured blooms of rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias, cherries and daffodils. Seasonal changes ensure the Gardens are a delight all year around. When not in bloom, you can still soak in the beauty of rich bark textures, seed capsules, foliage shapes and beautiful fragrance as you stroll through the grounds. While many visitors take their time and enjoy all of the constantly changing vistas of the Gardens, others prefer to take shorter walks into specific areas. Walking the entire garden is a round trip of approximately 5km, and includes some steeper grades. Magnificent views overlook Silvan Reservoir, the Yarra Valey, Warburton Ranges and Mt Baw Baw. The National Rhododendron Gardens are open 10.00am to 5.00pm daily (last entry 4.30pm) except Christmas Day. Entrance to the Gardens is free. The park is located 500 metres from the Olinda township along the Olinda - Monbulk Road. Turn into The Georgian Road, the entrance is 50 metres on the right. During the busy spring period, parking on weekends is limited. There is additional parking available at both the Olinda Recreation Reserve on the corner of The Georgian Road and Olinda-Monbulk Road, and the former Olinda Golf Course site on the Olinda-Monbulk Road. Both these sites are within a two minute walk of the main entrance.

Reviewed By Hedgehog44 - Welwyn, United Kingdom

This must be close to the best collection of rhododendrons in the world, with 30000 rhodos and azaleas. Flowering over a long period and at their peak late October. Good paths and a variety of other plants and trees - creating beautiful blends of foliage colours. Total walking circuit about 5km. Its free entry - so hard to complian - but it could do wih more weeding and more labelling. Overall a delight to walk round - the variety of colours is amazing - and look forward to a future visit...


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6. Dandenong Ranges

Dandenong, Victoria 3787, Australia +61 3 9758 7522
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Dandenong Ranges

Reviewed By Oldjack - Greater Melbourne, Australia

The Dandenong Ranges offers a wide variety of tourist attractions only a short distance from Melbourne. The tall mountain ash's and tree ferns and walks through the Sherbrooke Forest to Puffing Billy vintage train, William Rickets Sanctuary and much more.

7. Marie Wallace Park

799 Mountain Hwy, Bayswater, Victoria, Australia
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4.5 based on 9 reviews

Marie Wallace Park

Reviewed By UrbanDrifter - Melbourne

Marie Wallace Bayswater Park is located in Bayswater with Mountain Highway to the south and Bayswater Road to the east. The park is also bounded by Dandenong Creek on the north and King Street to the west.
This is an amazing community space that is enormous. There are heaps of different sections for a range of age groups and abilities. The 'Train Park' would not be true without a retired engine. Taking centre stage this red beauty has its own stairwell leading up for you to explore. The giant - has its own platform, ticket booth and tracks - perfect for crawlers. The main playground is a giant sweeping wooden castle type structure with slow inclines and hidden treasure to keep things interesting. A crawling toddler was quickly up the ramp and off discovering the castle. On the warmer days you will spend most of the time underneath where it is well sheltered and plus there are lots of corners to explore with imaginative play. The sheltered part is also tall enough for adults to walk under too - added bonus. Heaps of other highlights including an elephant slide, massive sandpit, swimming hippos and lounging lizards.
There have been recent upgrades (and not only at the level crossing nearby) and there are now more open space for bike riding, skateboarding and scooting plus a brand new climbing wall, monkey bars and netball rings at various heights!

8. Mooroolbark Community Centre

125 Brice Ave, Mooroolbark, Victoria 3138, Australia +61 3 9726 5488
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Mooroolbark Community Centre

Located in the middle of Mooroolbark with ample parking, it’s a great place to stop and look or participate in a workshop. The red earth gallery which has a full program of Exhibitions is free to enter exhibiting works from local artists. Mooroolbark Community Centre is part of culture tracks programme, which includes theatre, Concerts and a range of youth based events including 2013 final of battle of the bands, it also has a working pottery Kiln and offers a range of pottery classes and workshops.

Reviewed By Milligate - Croydon, Australia

is used for blood bank, community fetes, council youth presentations etc. great community asset, next to shops

9. Elizabeth Bridge Reserve

Durham Rd, Kilsyth, Maroondah, Victoria, Australia +61 1300 368 333
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5 based on 1 reviews

Elizabeth Bridge Reserve

Reviewed By JohnG3121 - Greater Melbourne, Australia

This huge reserve could stake a claim to be the best reserve in the eastern suburbs. My toddler loves running through the tunnels and over the bridge. But his favourite thing is the green open spaces and the duck pond.

10. Tarralla Creek Trail

Norton Rd, Croydon, Maroondah, Victoria, Australia
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4 based on 6 reviews

Tarralla Creek Trail

Reviewed By UrbanDrifter - Melbourne

The Tarralla Creek Trail is a shared use path for cyclists and pedestrians, which follows Tarralla Creek (previously known as the Croydon main drain). The Taralla Creek Trail is currently being upgraded between Eastfield Road and VInter Avenue and is double the width with lovely smooth bitumen.
Personally this is great as it was far too narrow and the edges were nearly 100mm higher than the dirt next to them.
This path is often used by shoppers going in and out of Croydon.
It's also used by people who like to run and often see groups running there as well as fitness groups gathering to do early morning training.
Wheelchair friendly. Kid friendly.

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