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Escape the noise of the city and discover the wonders that await you at Outer West Melbourne. Wander through picturesque 19th century villages that now house some of the region’s best restaurants, galleries and fashion boutiques, or visit some of the many iconic tourist destinations nearby. Outer West Melbourne boasts a rich cultural heritage, with the region’s Aboriginal heritage tracing back 30,000 years, and more than 130 different nations now calling Outer West Melbourne home. Venture into the vibrant and captivating region for the perfect blend of excitement, adventure and relaxation!
Visit the Werribee Open Range Zoo for an African safari adventure! Jump in a safari bus and get up close and personal to some of Africa’s most iconic animals, go behind the scenes with the gorillas or come face-to-face with zebras, giraffes, meerkats, antelopes and rhinos! While you’re in Werribee, take a trip to the magnificent Victoria State Rose Garden and Werribee Mansion. The stately 19th century mansion and manicured rose gardens will make you think you’ve stepped into a Jane Austen novel. Wander the halls and view many of the original family’s clothes and furniture, or take some time to smell the roses, all 5000 of them!
Rolling white sands, colourful reefs and pristine waters are what make the Pointe Cooke Marine Sanctuary a must-see attraction in Outer West Melbourne. Throw on your scuba or snorkelling gear and discover the coral, sponges, small sharks, anemones, jellyfish and dolphins that live in the stunning sanctuary.
Unearth Australia’s air force history with a visit to the Royal Australian Air Force Museum. The Royal Australian Air Force is the second oldest air force in the world and this fascinating museum recounts the important tales that follow its rich history. Old aircraft remnants and interactive exhibitions accompany the mountains of information that you’ll find at the museum.
Outer West Melbourne Events & What's On
- St Jerome's Laneway Festival 2017 Footscray Community Arts Centre
- Yarraville Festival 2017 Yarraville
- Community Court Use - Keilor Tennis Club Keilor Tennis Club
- Ladies Cardio Tennis - Albion Tennis Club Albion Tennis Club
- Sensory Play Session (Altona North) Altona North Community Library
- School Holiday Program: Super Stories in the Coutryard Yarraville Library
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