Discover the best top things to do in Mitcham, Australia including Yarran Dheran Nature Reserve, Halliday Park, Schwerkolt Cottage Museum Complex, Antonio Park, The Foragers Drop, Simpson Park.
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4.5 based on 13 reviews
Yarran Dheran is a reserve situated on the southern bank of the Mullum Mullum Creek. It is a mixture of original indigenous bushland and reconstructed bushland on a previously industrial site and covers 7.2 hectares.
The Mullum Mullum Creek runs through the Reserve from its beginnings in Croydon before joining the Yarra River at Templestowe, providing an important corridor for wildlife. Over 85 species of birds have been identified in the Reserve. Koalas were released into the area in the 1970's and may still be occasionally seen in the manna gums. Kangaroos and wallabies are also seen as they move up and down the Mullum Mullum Valley.
The Reserve has a large network of paths which take the visitor through different vegetation types and several picnic areas are provided. An Information Centre is open on Sundays between 2pm and 4pm (subject to volunteer availability, except on total fire ban days). The Centre houses a wildlife collection and provides access to a range of information about the Reserve.
Lots of parking, wheelchair friendly. suitable for kids
4 based on 10 reviews
4.5 based on 5 reviews
First time to this place by chance while attending a social at the park.
It's a small area to cover with exhibits (Old machines and clothes, etc) around the place regarding how life is like in the past.
The entry is free and there's some free parking at the park area where the place is located.
Staff there is friendly during my visit.
Worth to have a look if you happen to come by the area.
4 based on 6 reviews
Antonio Park is 7 hectares and includes a playground, walking trails, remnant bushland, a BBQ area and bird watching opportunities. The park is named after the Antonio family who were first associated with the land in 1892. The site of their original weekend shack is now part of the Antonio Park Primary School grounds. In early 1900's the family bought what is now the main body of the park and built a permanent home in Deep Creek Road. Remnants of the garden are still present in the formal part of the Park. The family gifted the land to the former Nunawading Council in 1955, but members of the family lived there until 1963.
Antonio Park is potentially a start or end point for a walk to Schwerkolt Cottage (15 minutes) or Yarran Dheran (45 minutes). The main park area is a big grassy, slightly sloping area dotted with trees. There are three shaded tables, water tap, shelter with tables, toilets and a playground. At the northern end is a narrow dirt path through the bush. If you follow this to the north-west corner and cross the road, you reach another section of the park. The bushy walking sections of the park are quite small and do not take long to traverse.
Good parking. Kid friendly.
5 based on 2 reviews
Upon arrival greeted by very friendly bar staff and asked what i would like to drink.asked did they do a tasting paddle of beers which i purchased.it ranged from a lager,golden ale,ipa's,black ipa's..the selection comes from all over Australia.also they have large selection of bottled beer's,gin's.and whiskey
3.5 based on 2 reviews
Come here if nothing else for the amazing array of indigenous plants which are significant to the flora of Victoria. As well, there are birds, butterflies, lizards, skinks, snakes, possums, ducks and more.
The park is regenerating with the help of many to bring back the original vegetation.
There is a fully fenced playground area that the kids would love. Here you can sit and have a picnic and there is a fresh water tap.
Wheelchair friendly. Kid friendly. Good parking.
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