Discover a New Kind of Tree Change
21 December 2018
Standing apart from its peers, Riverhills offers distinct natural beauty thanks to the uniqueness of its location. Simultaneously, it provides the serenity of rolling countryside along with the convenience of modern amenity. There’s so much to explore in the area, and what better way to discover the wonder surrounding Wollert than with your family and a delicious picnic?
Discover some of the best parks, walking trails and picnic spots in the area and start planning your next adventure!
Fancy a day trip to the high country? Take a drive about an hour out of Wollert, and you’ll find yourself in the lush greenery of Kinglake National Park. Discover the ancient beauty of this stunning eucalypt forest, set on the cusp of the Great Dividing Range. Lookout points provide sweeping views stretching from Port Phillip Bay to the Yarra Valley and beyond. For those inclined, there are great hiking tracks in various parts of the park, including a great circuit to Wombelano Falls. There’s plenty of picnic and BBQ areas as well, perfect if you’d like to sit back, relax and connect with nature.
Located in the Plenty Gorge Parklands area, nestled along Plenty River, you’ll find Hawkestowe Picnic area. Surrounded by majestic Red Gums, this spot is excellent if you’d like to catch a glimpse of the local wildlife. You’ll also find LePage Cottage here, a bluestone and brick homestead that offers a little slice of Victorian heritage. Bring along a picnic, stroll around the picturesque lakes and soak up some summer sun on the jetty. Who knows, maybe the friendly kangaroos will even come to say hello!
Future residents of Riverhills will be familiar with the beauty of Quarry Hills Bushland Park, located at the doorstep of our community. With three walking tracks, there are plenty of ways to discover this geologically significant parkland. If you prefer your adventures on two wheels, you can also bring along your bike. Wildlife is abundant here and the views are spectacular, so it’s an excellent spot for budding photographers!
Home to a variety of activities for young and old, this spot has everything you need for a great family day out. Come along to meet some friendly farm animals and take a ride to see kangaroos and emus. You can also get a taste of what life was like in Australia in the early 20th century at the Heritage Village. Bundoora Park Farm is also running a great drop off, pick up holiday program for kids this summer. Children will get to be a farmer for the day, helping to feed the animals and even milk the goats! Activities also include pony rides, baking, and arts and crafts much more.
All this and more is close at hand at Riverhills, Wollert. Talk to us about taking the high ground today. Better still, come see it for yourself, and discover what makes this abundant area so special.